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BSN / Linklaters LLP: Black History Month Event – Monday 16 October
October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Linklaters’ BAME Network and the Black Solicitors Network (City branch) are delighted to invite you to spend an evening with renowned classical musician, Chi-chi Nwanoku, OBE.
Chi-chi is the Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of Chineke! Foundation, which supports, inspires and encourages Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) classical musicians working in the UK, Europe and further afield.
An ex-sprinter and half the size of her double bass, Chi-chi Nwanoku has gained a reputation as one of the finest exponents of her instrument today. The eldest of 5 children from Nigerian and Irish parents, she was spotted at age 8 by an athletics coach and trained as a 100-metre sprinter, eventually competing at National level. After suffering a knee injury aged 18, she took up the double bass and actively pursued a career in music.
Chi-chi studied at the Royal Academy of Music and with Franco Petracchi in Rome, and soon found herself in demand internationally, with a broad career performing and recording in a diversity of styles with many of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras and ensembles.
Chi-chi was awarded an OBE for services to Music in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday honours. She was one of the “100 – Happy List” in the Independent on Sunday 2011. In 2016 she was made an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Laban Conservatoire and awarded “Person of the Year” at the Black British Business Awards. Chi-chi was awarded the 2017 ABO Award for “the most significant contribution to orchestral life in the UK”.
We hope that you can join us for what promises to be an inspiring and fascinating evening.
October is Black History Month. Linklaters is proud to support a range of BAME initiatives including Amos Bursary, London Schools and the Black Child and RARE Recruitment.
Please note that alcohol will be served at this event and you will be asked to provide identification that you are over 18.
Date: Monday 16 October 2017
18:30: Registration and refreshments
19:00: Panel discussion, followed by Q&A
20:30: Networking with drinks and canapes
RSVP: Please register by using this link: REGISTRATION
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