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Solihull CEP Vice Chairs

22 Mar 2023

Introducing Beth Veness and Kamaljit Suman

We are pleased to announce the appointment of 2 vice chairs for Solihull Cultural Education Partnership. Our vice chairs will support the Chair (Lisa Cleaver) in leading on developing Solihull CEPs programme of activity, advocating for our work and supporting us in our goals to provide arts opportunities for children and young people in Solihull.

Vice Chair - Culture

Kamaljit Suman- Art At The Heart

"Solihull resident & Founder/Director of Art at the Heart CIC, a Solihull based not for profit arts organisation and Arts Award Centre.

For the last seven years, I have been working hard alongside co-founder Mukesh Kumar, to create cultural opportunities for children, young people and residents of Solihull. Co-production with young people has been at the core of our artistic practice for almost 30 years. We pride ourselves on developing long-term life changing relationships not just with young people, but with their support networks.

World Culture/social justice issues are a focus of our work which we explore through visual and combined arts including digital.

I’m looking forward to encouraging greater interaction between cultural practitioners and educational establishments and collectively achieving more for our young people."

Vice Chair - Education

Beth Veness- John Henry Newman Catholic College

"As a Dance teacher with 9 years of experience, alongside five years of managing a dance department in the borough I am delighted to be joining Solihull CEP as Vice Chair.

Growing up in the local area and dancing since the age of six I was always inspired to continue my love of dance into an aspirational future career. I have passion in promoting the Arts especially across the borough and have an established network of art and cultural links to propose to Education partners. My resilience, experience, tenacity and commitment to working within the borough clearly demonstrates that I am primarily motivated to lead and promote the value of artistic vision to the younger generation in Solihull. I hope to assist the CEP in the process of raising the profile of arts and culture across our borough and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead."

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