It was a pleasure to welcome Lord Parkinson, Minister for the Arts to Sevenoaks.
As part of his visit we visited Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill – and heard about the importance of Heritage Lottery Funding. My thanks to the National Trust for arranging, and in particular the curator Katherine Carter whose knowledge of Churchill and Chartwell is unparalleled.
We also went to The Stag where we met the General Manager Andrew Eyre. Andrew thanked the Minister for the critical funding the theatre received during Covid, and explained that if it wasn’t for this and the amazing support from the public, Town Council and District Council, our town could of lost one of our much loved institutions.
Thank you to the Minister for his time. It really was a delight to show him just some of our most loved cultural sights. There’s lots more to see, so hopefully he’ll be back again soon.