May has begun with new leadership for the City of London Corporation. After 5 years at the helm, Mark Boleat’s term as Chairman of Policy and Resources has come to an end. Catherine McGuinness succeeds him and highlighted the role of the City of London Corporation as the country’s fourth largest funder of culture. We are committed to ensuring that the City is not just an attractive place to do business, but also a great place to live and investing in culture is central to this.
From exhibitions at the Guildhall Art Gallery, #LondonTrending has just opened with prints from Hume, Hirst, Paolozzi and Hockney among others, to concerts at the Barbican there’s a wealth of culture to explore in the heart of the City.
My Friday evening started in the art gallery and was rounded off listening to 4 singers from the Guildhall School of Music competing for the Gold Medal prize at the Barbican Centre. A beautiful evening of first rate music. Many congratulations to Josep-Ramon Olivé, his final aria from the Barber of Seville was very impressive.