New Spring Countdown Speaker Announced

Nick Newland, centre, pictured in Red Square during the ACWW delegation’s visit to Russia in November 2016.

As you all know, actress Jean Heard will be speaking about ‘Royal Mistresses’ at Spring Countdown on 26 April. But we are pleased to announce we’ve added a second guest speaker – Nick Newland, Media and Communications Manager for ACWW (Associated Countrywomen of the World)!

Along with the ACWW delegation, Nick recently attended the Women’s Dialogue: Infinite Charity Forum in Ufa, Russia. Nick says, “The intent was to focus on development of charitable activities in Russia, exchange best practices and develop international cooperation mechanisms”. Over the course of 11 days, the ACWW delegation met with representatives of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, with members of the All-China Women’s Federation of the People’s Republic of China as well as with the Women’s Union of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The group also toured a traditional Russian yurt!

Nick has worked with ACWW for the past year, developing a strong brand for the organisation through its publications and an improved digital presence.  He has served as Conference Manager for the Triennial World Conference, and joined delegations representing ACWW at the International Conference of NGOs at UNESCO in Paris as well as the Infinite Charity forum in Russia.  He is currently working on organising the first International Forum on Rural Women in October of this year. What might come as a surprise is that, by training, Nick is a historical musicologist who was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts in recognition of his work as a performer and musicological researcher in 2014.

We are thrilled to be able to welcome Nick to Spring Countdown so he can tell us all about the work of ACWW and the organisation’s current projects. He will have a display stand in the bar area at the Hall for Cornwall and will be on hand during the lunch break to answer any questions you might have about ACWW.

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