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Trevor Thomas Prize to be awarded by Leicester LGBT Centre and Leicester City Council

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Trevor Thomas Prize to be awarded by Leicester LGBT Centre and Leicester City Council

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Trevor Thomas was a multi-talented individual, who became Curator-Director of the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery in 1940-46.  He may be best remembered for instigating the first Museum's lunchtime concerts during the summer of 1943, but he ought to be most remembered for organising the first major exhibition in Britain of  in 1944 in Leicester - not an easy task in the middle of a war with Germany. However his most controversial moment came in July 1946 when he was dismissed from his post following an appearance in court charged with a public indecency offence - being gay in 1940s Britain meant dismissal from your job at least and imprisonment at worst.

This year Leicester City Council has recognised the valuable contributions which Trevor had made during his time in Leicester.  Government cannot undo the damage that was done to Trevor and countless other men and women in Britain as a result of its anti-gay legislation, however this is one small token of society's movement toward reparation.

In collaboration with Leicester LGBT Centre, a yearly award has been established in his honour - the Trevor Thomas Prize.

An artist will be awarded the prize on Friday, 13 March at 5.15pm at Newark Houses Museum.  Dennis Bradley, Project Manager, Leicester LGBT Centre will present the prize on behalf of the Centre and Leicester City.  Everyone is welcome to attend, however must have an invite, which you can acquire from the Centre.

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Have you recently lost someone close to you? Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

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Have you recently lost someone close to you? Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Leicester City CCG

Would you be willing to share your experience of the care and support they received during the last 12 months of their life, so we can ensure the services we buy are meeting the individual requirements of those who need it most? Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to improving care for patients and their families and carers who are reaching the end of their life.

End of life care is defined as people who are in the last 12 months of life.

Caring for someone at the end of their life is a sensitive and often difficult subject to discuss, and we need you to help us gather the knowledge which will allow us to understand whether we have the right services in the city for people at the end of their life.

Therefore over the next couple of months we are looking for people to come forward and talk to us about their experience.

If you would like to take part in this important piece of work, please contact Omita Gaikwad, Interim Engagement Officer at Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group on 0116 295 0405 or email omita.gaikwad@leicestercityccg.nhs.uk.

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