Jennie Lee and A. Davison - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Portsmouth
Jennie Lee, Minister for the Arts, and conductor A. Davison after a concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Portsmouth. Two thousand children attend the concert, one of a series of four being sponsored in South coast towns by Corralls, the fuel distributors. Miss Lee said the concert was an example of enlightened patronage and an illustration of the role that industry can play in the furnace of the arts.
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Edward Heath LSO 1975
Edward Heath conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal at Battersea Town Hall, in London, before their performances in Germany. * 24/10/00: Sir Edward Heath is to retire from Parliament at the next general election after more than 50 years as an MP. As the Father of the House - its longest serving Member - Sir Edward conducted the arduous procedure to elect the new Speaker. Despite his age, Sir Edward is a regular attender at the Commons, an occasional speaker - always without notes and invariably witty - and never misses an opportunity to proclaim his pro-European views.