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12 February 2014
Courtney Pine presents the Venus Warriors
Internationally renowned jazz artist Courtney Pine CBE, Ambassador for the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal, is presenting the Venus Warriors at the Hideaway jazz club in Streatham on Wednesday 5th March 2014.
The event will be in aid of the Appeal. Doors open 7pm. The address of the venue is: 2 Empire Mews, London, Streatham SW16 2ED.
Tickets cost £15 (plus booking fee) and are available via: http://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/venus-warriors-wednesday-5th-march-2014
Members of the Venus Warriors will include 2 founding members of the Jazz Warriors vocalist Juliet Roberts and drummer Cheryl Alleyne who between them have worked for artistes from US3 to Tina Turner the Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox and more.
In the original spirit of the Jazz Warriors younger li-onesses like guitarist Shirley Tetteh, saxophonist Camille George and others will present for your sensory pleasure a multicultural band of dedicated impro-visers. At the cutting edge venue The Hideaway, Venus Warriors will de-but their unique mix of old and new jazz with NO BOUNDARIES!
30 January 2014
New Patron and Ambassador appointed
The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal is delighted to welcome a new Patron and an Ambassador.
The new Patron is the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), currently Mr Taj Mohammad. He stated:
"I believe Mary Seacole is an example of the way that Black and Minority Ethnic people have not only made an important contribution to this country, but have been an important part of this country's history over many centuries.
The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue appeal is an important part of making sure that the contribution and history of Black people in the UK is recognised. The TUC support the appeal and will make every effort to encourage its affiliate to support the fundraising effort and encourage their members to donate generously to the appeal."
Our new Ambassador is Gloria Mills CBE - National Secretary Equalities, UNISON. Member of TUC General Council & Executive Committee.
"I believe that Mary Seacole's contribution to nursing should be acknowledged and recognised. For too long Black Women's contribution have been ignored or made invisible in history. The Mary Seacole Statue will be a permanent legacy and recognition of her work."
22 January 2014