Some exciting news. We got a call on Friday Feb 22nd.
National Lottery have been in touch with Arts Council England (ACE) with requests for outstanding arts projects to be included in their 2013 National Lottery Awards Ceremony, to be held in October. The Awards come in eight categories with ‘The Arts’ as one category.
And ACE put forward The Wedding Collective’s 2011 project, The Consul. Yay.
So, we’re on their radar … Watch this space.
A big thanks, then, to everyone who was involved in the work, singers, chorus, tech team, design, direction, FOH, press/marketing! Please follow this blog – for updates on the situation – and kindly tell your friends to follow us as well.
We’ll also put stuff on Facebook and Twitter.
Steve T 🙂
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Three asylum seekers jump to their death from a tower block in Glasgow; a mother, a father and their stepson, originally from Russia, afraid that they were about to be deported.
Neighbours (above) hold a candlelit vigil for them after the tragedy.
The tower block is in the Red Road district of Glasgow and used to house refugees dispersed from all over the UK, many of them undocumented and fearful of deportation. Some have been arrested. Spent time in prison or detention centres that are like prisons. The can’t work, they have no real income. They mainly have little or no access to study or education. And they can be moved on to another city at any time with less than a week’s notice, unable to take more than a suitcase of possessions with them.