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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 19:30 Speaker Craig David and Colin Lester

Craig David and Colin Lester

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 19:30

Speaker

Craig David is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer.  2020 marks 20 years since the critically-acclaimed album, ‘Born To Do It’ changed his life, Craig has since catapulted back into the charts and into the nation’s hearts with a string of chart hits and a Number 1 album marking the beginning of his triumphant return - his latest two albums, ‘Following my Intuition’ and ‘The Time is Now’ have since gone on to amass over 1.5 billion streams alone.  Craig has racked up an astounding 23 UK top 40 singles, nine UK top 40 albums, amassed over 5 billion streams worldwide and has achieved multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries around the world in his career. With two UK Number 1 albums under his belt, he has also received multiple BRIT Award and Grammy nominations, 4 x MOBO Awards, as well as becoming a 3x Ivor Novello Award winner. 

 

Craig will be joined by his manager, Colin Lester, the Chairman and CEO of the JEM Music Group.  Since 1999, Lester has been working with David as his manager. Colin has also guided the careers of a wide range of artists for over three decades including, amongst others, The Brand New Heavies, Arctic Monkeys and Travis and in addition to his role as CEO/Chairman of JEM Entertainment Group he is an Honorary Doctorate recipient from Southampton Solent University where he is a regular lecturer.

Lester is a recipient of the Peter Grant Award for his career as an artist manager, the Gold Badge Award’ by BASCA (The British Academy of Songwriters , Composers and Authors’) for his work with UK songwriters in 2007 and the ‘Artist Loyalty Award’ for his longstanding relationship with Craig David at the 2016 A&R awards. He is also on the board of trustees for the MOBO Charity (Music of Black Origin) and is also on the committee of the Holocaust charity 'The 45 Aid Society' where he annually raises funds for worthy community and aid projects on their behalf.

 
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 20:00 Debate Classics Debate: This House would rather be a Spartan than an Athenian

Classics Debate: This House would rather be a Spartan than an Athenian

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 20:00

Debate

This special extra debate's line-up is yet to be announced. Keep your eyes peeled for what should be a fabulous debate - exploring the financial rivalry of Sparta and Athens. The speakers have already been confirmed, and are practicing their argument. Marking 2500 years since the battles of Salamis and Thermoplae, this debate should aim to settle the ancient hellenistic debate, argued over generations, which was the greater: Athens or Sparta?