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Mayor's Reception

By John Riches

Mayor's Reception

On 29 June 2011 QueenSpark Books held a celebration in the Mayor’s Parlour in Brighton.

As part of a fresh approach to community and local history in its 40th year, QueenSpark had asked three respected authors and journalists to be patrons: Virginia Nicholson (Books include: 'Millions like us', 'Singled out', and 'Among the Bohemians'), Imogen Lycett Green (author of 'Grandmother’s Footsteps'), and Roy Greenslade, a columnist for The Guardian, and the Evening Standard.

At the reception hosted by Brighton Mayor, Councillor Anne Meadows (to the right of John Riches), Imogen Lycett Green (to the right of Sarah Hutchings) spoke about her involvement with QueenSpark Books saying "We winkle out hidden histories and weave them together to make books. I have become truly inspired by QueenSpark’s mission".

QueenSpark had just launched its 100th book, a selection of fifty photographs from the Brighton & Hove Photographic Collection.

As part of its 40th anniversary celebrations in 2012, QueenSpark Books also organised a Flashmob style photo event at Queens Park (where it all began) on Saturday 16th June at 2pm.

This page was amended on 15/06/2015
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