Kingston Futures Conference / 27 June 2017 / Rose Theatre, KT1 1HL
6
Jun

Mango moves into Kingston’s Bentall Centre

Fashion brand Mango is to open a store at The Bentall Centre in Kingston. The outlet will be situated on the first floor of the centre which has a total of 75 retail units including Hugo Boss, Massimo Dutti and Tommy Hilfiger and attracts approximately 258,000 shoppers per week. Simon Green, director at Aviva Investors Real Estate,...
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29
May

New category for Kingston Business Excellence Awards

Is your business or organisation committed to helping the next generation upskill? Are you actively working to help young members of staff develop their careers? The new Business Commitment to Education and Skills category of the Kingston awards aims to recognise and reward firms in the borough that are helping young people in the workplace....
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29
May

Festival to celebrate pioneering Kingston-born photographer

Kingston Museum will be holding a festival to celebrate the work and life of the famous Kingston-born photographer and inventor Eadweard Muybridge, from Tuesday 29 May to Saturday 2 June. This is the second year that the museum is celebrating Muybridge Week and will be focussing on the creative presentation of Muybridge through poetry. The...
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23
May

New primary school plans move a step further

Plans for a new primary school to open this September have moved a step closer now that Kingston Council has given permission for the site’s redevelopment. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) and GEMS Learning Trust are leading the way on the school project at 45-51 High Street and 30 South Lane, which also includes 11...
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23
May

Escape room experience to open in Hook

An escape room is to open in a vacant race centre in Hook. DBIO Ltd, a UK-based company that designs entertainment centres, has been granted permission from Kingston Council, for the venture. The game works by challenging players to unlock the exit door, therefore ‘escaping’ in under 60 minutes by searching for clues, solving puzzles...
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22
May

Put it in your diary: two major Kingston cultural events in July

The Kingston Regatta and International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) – two of the biggest events on the Kingston calendar – are looming. Kingston Regatta takes place on July 14 and 15 while IYAF runs from 6 to 15 July. The Regatta, sponsored by CNM Estates, and organised by Kingston Rowing Club features 275 races each...
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21
May

Kingston Council’s new portfolio holders announced

Following the local elections on 3 May, the Leader of Kingston Council, Cllr Liz Green has announced her portfolio holders. The Deputy Leader and all the portfolio holders will be formally appointed at the Annual Council meeting on 22 May 2018. Along with her duties as Leader of the Council, Cllr Liz Green will also...
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21
May

Kingston High Street works – traffic changes in May and June

Works on the Kingston High Street scheme are continuing at pace with construction moving to the next phase this week. The Kingston High Street route extends the two-way Portsmouth Road cycle route towards the town centre, and are part of the £30 million Mayoral investment in the Kingston Go Cycle programme. The first phase, which...
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17
May

Reusable coffee cup packaging and ethical fashion secure Mayor’s mentorship for Kingston University students

Two Kingston University graduates have been chosen as mentees for a prestigious female entrepreneur programme as part of the Mayor of London’s celebrations marking the centenary of the women’s vote. Fashion MA graduate Jessica Joy Donnelly and Managing in the Creative Economy MA graduate Janja Popović were awarded six months of dedicated business mentoring after...
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