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BMIHT wins support from Heritage Lottery Fund for a £4 million project

Museum Collections Centre artist impression
The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire has been awarded a Round Two grant of £1.45 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Museum Collections Centre project, it was announced yesterday. The award is the culmination of more than 2 years work to develop plans for a new building in which to store and display more than 200 historic British cars from the collections of both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and its partner the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust.

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Honouring regional convention ambassadors in Maastricht

Last Saturday, during The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), again a meeting took place of the Maastricht convention ambassador club Amici ad Mosam. 50 Attendees, including 20 Amici with partners, came together in MECC Maastricht to attend lectures, for networking and to visit TEFAF. Additionally, alderman Aarts honoured a number of Amici to thank them for their efforts as convention ambassadors of Maastricht & region.

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Peter de Savary, Ambassador for Inward Investment, hosts Oscar Winner Steve McQueen, in Grenada, West Indies

Academy Award Director Steve McQueen returned to his roots at the weekend, and spent time relaxing in Grenada where his Mother was born. McQueen fresh from the Oscars, where he was honoured with an Academy Award for Best Film "Twelve Years A Slave", was hosted at a party given by Grenada's Ambassador for Inward Investment, Peter de Savary, at his Grenadian home Azzurra Castle. de Savary hosted the party to congratulate and show Grenada's appreciation to McQueen for his outstanding achievement.

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Glamour on the Go. Compacts: The Beautiful Story of make up at The Lightbox

From shop girl to Duchess, ‘Glamour on the Go. Compacts: The Beautiful Story of Make-Up’ at The Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking will be a world first in its comprehensive look at beauty through the 20th century. The exhibition will lead you on a journey through the glamour industry, with beauty essentials from the Pre and Post-War decades and beyond, presenting a remarkable piece of social history for all to explore.

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imago gets into gear for Sports Relief challenge

Staff from the conference arm of Loughborough University are cycling, swimming and running during a charity challenge in aid of Sports Relief.
More than 50 members of the imago team are participating in the Sports Relief Challenge, which will see them cover more than 570 miles – the distance between Loughborough and its twin town of Epinal in France – over the course of seven days.  The triathlon is taking place across imago’s portfolio of venues including Burleigh Court, Hollywell Park and The Link Hotel.


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