DENTAA AMOATENG MBE was the recipient of the Chairman Award at The African Diaspora Awards (T.A.D) Committee and Panel.
The T.A.D ceremony celebrates, honours and recognises the high achievements from those within the African Diaspora Community.
The awards dinner took place at the Albermarle Suite at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair on 15th March, where Amoateng received the highest award available at the event, which was presented by Conrad Mwanza, Founder and CEO of the African Diaspora Awards as well as Pumela Salela, CEO of Brand South Africa.
Speaking on her win, Amoateng said: “I am thrilled and privileged to be chosen for the T.A.D’s honorary award for services to the community. The conversations we have raised tonight are such important ones, it is imperative that we recognise and celebrate incredible African talent across the diaspora – my voice is only one, but we must come together and champion our own excellence and break through the glass ceiling.”
The GUBA founder was awarded the T.A.D’s Honorary Award for her services to community development and her immense contribution to key initiatives in communities that have impacted a positive change throughout the UK and Ghana. Through this, she has an unrivalled experience and influence in business and within the diaspora circles.
Other award winners on the night included Clive Conway, Chairman of Tutu Foundation, Mavis Amankwah, CEO of Rich Visions and Taponesa Mavunga of Sony Music.
Source : The Voice online, 19th March 2019
Dr Willard Wigan MBE, the world’s leading micro-sculptor, is to bring new UNBELIEVABLE work to Sutton Coldfield Town Hall this April.
His pieces of art, some smaller than a full stop in a newspaper, cannot be seen with the naked eye. They are presented in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin and displayed under specially constructed microscopes.
‘Willard Wigan Through The Looking Glass’ will run from April 1-26 (not 7th) at the charity trust venue and is a joint project between the Town Hall and the Birmingham based artist. The micro-sculptor, who recently broke his own world record for the world’s smallest sculpture – a baby set inside a human hair – has just completed a new Alice in Wonderland sculpture for his Sutton Coldfield visit.
A pop up cafe will be available featuring art from the Sutton Coldfield Society of Artists, with activities available for school and youth groups.
There will be a launch evening on Monday April 1, featuring a meet and greet with the artist, canapés and welcome drink, plus tours of the Town Hall.
‘An Evening with Willard Wigan’, featuring a talk by the artist, Q&A and entry to the exhibition will take place on Thursday April 11.
Town Hall exhibition organiser Julie Rennison said “Willard has a huge affinity with Birmingham, having held his first exhibition in the city that has become his home, and having had such huge crowds at venues such as the Library of Birmingham."
Willard, who has a permanent exhibition at The Broadway Museum in the Cotswolds, will follow his Sutton Coldfield show with a tour of the USA around the Trinity Galleries chain.
Source: Phoenix Newspaper 21/2/2019
THE LATE Cyrille Regis was honoured with a tram named after him in his honour last weekend.
The tram was unveiled at a special ceremony organised by Transport for West Midlands, following the first anniversary of his death in January 2018. Regis died from a heart attack.
Regis is a legend in the Midlands having played for West Bromwich Albion, Coventry, Aston Villa and Wolves and is thought of as one of the English game’s pioneering black footballers.
The former West Bromwich Albion player’s family, friends and teammates attended the event, where his widow Julia Regis said messages of support from fans "has helped me to get through what has been the most difficult year of my life".
The new tram bearing Regis' name will be operated on the Midlands Metro service, a direct line from West Bromwich into Birmingham city centre.
Source: Voice Newspaper, 21/1/2019
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