Month September 2019


Monumental World Peace Day at Kidderminster College

Colleagues at Kidderminster College are coming together to hold the MAS Lab World Peace Day Concert on Saturday 21st September 2019. The free event, which starts at 12 noon, will feature artists, musicians, authors and speakers celebrating this year’s international day of peace.

“The international day of peace is a United Nations initiative, established in 1981 and observed globally on the 21st September. It is a shared day for all humanity to commit to peace above all difference and to celebrate building a culture of peace.”

– Kev Gammond, MAS Lab Curator

Musical guests include Black Country Brass, one of the Midland’s top brass bands, and JJ Vibez Music Group from the Kadoma School for the Blind in Zimbabwe.

Renowned poet Keisha will be introduced by Leslie Fairclough (InspireYou), one of the many inspirational speakers appearing during the afternoon, including human rights activist Todd Maforimbo and David Shuck, Midlands Peacekeeper, who will be speaking about his prominent role within the community.

In 2020, MAS Lab will be collaborating with organisations across the UK, focussed on combatting criminal gang-related activities. In anticipation of next year’s focus, MAS Lab will welcome special guests Blaire Kirk Adderley and Mark Murray from the prestigious Tutu Foundation and Youth Futures anti-knife crime and serious youth violence team, who will be sharing their experiences of the Round Table initiatives in London. Author and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland, Dr Ross Deuchar, will also  be addressing UK Gangs and Knife Crime.

To keep up to speed on events throughout the day, follow us on Twitter at @NCG_Official and @KidderminstColl.



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Interview with NCG CEO Liz Bromley

NCG CEO Liz Bromley recently sat down with Elouise Leonard-Cross, Director of Learning & OD to talk all things learning at NCG.

Liz shares an insight into her background in education, her belief in putting the learner at the heart of everything we do and what she hopes to see happen within the FE sector.


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