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Hong Kong-Raised British Painter Launches ‘Silent Protest’ Show in London

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Source: Voice of America

LONDON —In 1979, British painter Martin Lever was only 9 years old when he moved to Hong Kong because his father was employed as a surveyor in the Hong Kong Housing Department. He tells VOA’s Cantonese service that growing up in the multicultural city gave him a very different upbringing, one he is grateful for to this day.

Lever returned to England to attend university and worked there for several years. But he returned to Hong Kong, where he pursued a career in the advertising industry. By the time he left in May 2022, he had spent a total of 36 years living in the Asian city.

Read More: https://www.voanews.com/a/hong-kong-raised-british-painter-launches-silent-protest-show-in-london-/7390514.html

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Portrait of Kettering space-pioneer presented to the Science Museum in London

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Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph

In the 1960s the Kettering Grammar School satellite tracking group founded by Geoff Perry, Head of Physics, and Derek Slater, Head of Chemistry, came to national and international prominence when, during the cold-war era, they were able to announce to the world the location of a Soviet satellite base previously unknown to NASA.

Read More: https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/portrait-of-kettering-space-pioneer-presented-to-the-science-museum-in-london-4472897

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New Year Honours recognise National Portrait Gallery, Horniman, National Trust workers

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Source: Museum and Heritage

The King’s New Year’s Honours has been announced, recognising those making contributions to the museums and heritage sector. More than 1,200 appointments were made.

The annual tradition follows King Charles’ first Birthday Honours list, announced in 2023.

Read More: https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/new-year-honours-recognise-national-portrait-gallery-horniman-national-trust-workers/

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UK government hands carnival creatives an intangible Christmas present

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Source: SocaNews

It’s taken 20 years, but the UK is belatedly about to join the 182 civilised nations of the world that care enough about their culture to wish to safeguard it for posterity.

On 23 December, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that the UK would ratify UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Read More: https://socanews.com/news/uk-government-hands-carnival-creatives-an-intangible-christmas-present/

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