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London 2012 Cultural Champion Award from Minister

The Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus received a prestigious award from Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd MP for his work in the arts at a ceremony on January 31st in London.

Gurvinder was recognised as a London 2012 Cultural Champion for his innovative work in delivering arts projects and supporting the cultural sector in his work with Gravesham Borough Council who nominated him for the award.

Over the past 12 months Gurvinder has been involved in a number of major arts projects in Gravesham including the Saint George’s Celebrations, Big Day Out Gravesham and the Festival of Light as well as similar events in Dartford, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.

Gurvinder Sandher commented “I am very proud to have received this award from the Government Minister Mr Hurd who complimented me on my work and encouraged me to keep it up. I have always felt that the arts is a good way to bring diverse communities together and I look forward to showcasing this at our biggest ever Saint Georges Day celebrations taking place in Gravesham and Dartford on April 23rd. I am very grateful to our partners Gravesham Borough Council for nominating me for this award”