Posts Tagged ‘southwark cathedral’

On Wednesday 26 November I attended the Spring Forward Showcase event which marked the culmination of the artistic achievements of borough wide arts groups, artists, school children and residents featured in the Arts Trail map for Lambeth.

Deputy Mayor of Lambeth with Dance Group

This was a fantastic celebration of how arts and being creative can benefit the well being of individuals and communities.

Spring Forward Arts Trail is a unique collection of creative events that ran throughout October and November in Lambeth. The arts trail highlighted some of the events happening as part of world mental health day. The events were many, varied and cross generational, ranging from, a stunning performance of Mind and Soul choir at Southwark Cathedral as part of a service for well being and Black History month, to a walk for well being and many participatory arts workshops.

Now in its third year, this project fulfills one of the statements in Lambeth’s mental health and well being promotion strategy. This emphasises the importance of supporting the develeopment of arts and creativity as a means of promoting well being. Our mental well being is at least as important as our physical health. The event showed how getting involved in the arts, activities or being creative in some way can have a hugely positive effect on how we think and feel what ever our age and background.

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On Saturday 15 November I attended a service of thanksgiving for the life of Malcolm (Tony) Naylor, representing the London Borough of Lambeth on behalf of the Mayor.

During his extremely eventful and fulfilled life Tony Naylor served as Lambeth’s Deputy Lieutenant from 1994 to 2004.

Prayers were led by The Venerable David Painter and The Reverend Keith Smith with a reading from the The Revd Canon Colin Wood and blessing from The Very Reverend Colin Slee, Dean of Southwark.

The ceremony included a very moving piece by the Gospel Choir of St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School where Tony had been a governor.

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On 19 November I attended the London South Bank University honorary awards ceremony at Southwark Cathedral. Each year the university awards Honorary Degrees and Fellowships to individuals who have made a unique and exceptional contribution in their field.

Honored this year:

Graeme Catto, President General Medical Council, Doctorate of Science.

David Waboso, Director of Engineering, London Underground Honorary Fellowship

Patricia Moberly, Chair Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Doctorate of Science

Henry and Lillian Stephenson, Architect and design team Honorary Fellowship

Dr Theuns Eloff, Vice-Chancellor North-West University of South Africa Doctorate of Laws

Jane Newell OBE, Former Chair of the Board of Governors, LSBU Doctorate of Laws

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