Successful unveiling in London of maquette of Licoricia of Winchester

Many thanks to all who came to the unveiling.  The event was a great success, with over sixty people attending, including leaders of the Reform and Liberal Communities, Jonathan Arkush and Gary Mond of the Board of Deputies, and with messages of support from Chief Rabbi Mirvis and the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Maggie Carver, Chairman of The Licoricia of Winchester Statue Appeal, introduced Licoricia and her importance to today. Cllr Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council unveiled the maquette, and internationally-renowned sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley talked about his own personal commitment to the project.  William Carver summarised the fundraising effort – £125,000 needs to be raised of which £20,000 has been donated so far.  Drinks and refreshments were enjoyed by all, in the historic atmosphere of the Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury.  The event was covered on BBC South TV news this morning.