26 Feb 2018 - 10:55 BY The Arts Society

  • 50th Anniversary

Over the jubilee year, the Society’s Chief Executive, Florian Schweizer will be completing fifty ten-kilometre runs (a total of 500 kilometres) to highlight the Society’s activities taking place at grass roots level and to raise £50,000 for its charitable projects - helping to preserve our artistic heritage, supporting the skills of artists and makers, and improving access to the arts for all.

His itinerary will cover locations around the UK and abroad to reflect the diverse communities and landscapes our Societies operate in, as well as the artistic and heritage connections in these areas.

The first run took place in January 2018 at Chenies Manor House, with the Chiltern Society. Florian is visiting places where our Societies have local impact and is connecting with historic buildings, arts centres and many other venues of artistic interest along the way. He will take in important sites such as Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the Angel of the North, the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent, The Scallop in Aldeburgh, Conwy Castle and the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This will be an opportunity to meet with members and volunteers to celebrate the anniversary and to raise funds to support our charitable activities.

On 9th September he will complete a half-marathon, the Great North Run. 

To date Florian has completed 16 of fifty runs and raised just over £23,000 - but there's still a way to go until we reach the £50,000 target! 

You can follow his progress on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) #runningthearts, listen to his playlist on Spotify, and make a donation via MyDonate. Thank you. 

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