The Lord Mayor will open applications for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards on 5 February. The Awards celebrate businesses that are achieving excellence in social impact, and seek to inspire others by showcasing best practice in how businesses tackle social issues. The 2018 Awards will feature the Lord Mayor’s Award – Business of Trust Champion. This Award celebrates businesses which are championing responsible business practices to create a legacy of better business trusted by society. This category is by personal nomination by the Lord Mayor only. Businesses of any size and sector can apply for all other categories by visiting www.dragonawards.org.uk. Applications are free and are open until 16 April.
Budding astronomers who don’t mind bracing the cold can join The Friends of West Ham Park’s Lyndsay Jones as she gives another fascinating insight with this short tour of the night sky and her introduction to stargazing. This free event on 9 February at 7pm will give enthusiasts the chance to learn the basics of stargazing and how to find constellations and planets visible from the park. Lyndsay will share her knowledge of astronomy, explain how to read charts and show you where to find the bright stars and main constellations at a particular time and place.
Over the 2018 August Bank Holiday weekend, the Museum of London will join forces with theSmithfield Market Traders Association (SMTA) and others to put on a large-scale street party of free, public festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the iconic markets at Smithfield. Continue reading Smithfield Street Party: Museum of London celebrates 150 years of Smithfield markets
The Trust continues to make progress on the implementation of its Bridging Divides Funding Strategy for 2018/23. On 8 January, the Policy and Resources Committee agreed to support a set of principles which will underpin the new strategy and also approved a £1m provision to support a strategic review of the Bridge House Estates, and an uplift to the Trust’s 2018/19 budget to support the implementation of Bridging Divides.