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Florian Schweizer

In 2018, to commemorate the Golden Anniversary, Florian Schweizer will run 50 10km distances to raise awareness for the work of The Arts Society.

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Before joining The Arts Society, Florian worked in the heritage and education sector for 13 years. As Director of the Charles Dickens Museum in London he was responsible for the multi-million pound restoration and expansion project that transformed the Museum into a centre for heritage education and volunteering. He was also founder and General Director of Dickens 2012, an international consortium of more than 150 organisations set up to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens around the globe. He has lectured internationally on a wide range of topics and acted as heritage consultant for both heritage and corporate organisations around the world. Florian was brought up in Germany within an artistic environment. His father was a sculptor and painter, and his mother a novelist and journalist. He graduated with degrees in English Literature and History from the University of Bonn and holds a PhD in Victorian Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Running for the Arts

In 2018, to commemorate the Golden Anniversary, Florian Schweizer will run 50 10km distances to raise awareness for the work of The Arts Society and the activities at the grassroots of the organisation. His itinerary will cover locations around the UK and abroad to reflect the diverse communities and landscapes our Societies operate in.
Starting in January 2018 with the first Society in the Chilterns to coincide with the Patricia Fay lecture, Florian will visit places where our Societies have local impact and connect with historic buildings, arts centres and many other venues of artistic interest. Here a list of places Florian will be visiting:

  • Tate St Ives
  • Gainsborough House Sudbury
  • Jerwood Gallery Hastings
  • Lake District
  • Hadrian's Wall
  • Yorkshire Sculpture ​Park
  • V&A Dundee
  • Henry Moore Foundation Perry Green 
  • Mackintosh's Glasgow
  • Culloden Fields
  • Ironbridge Gorge
  • Jurrasic Coast
  • Roman Bath
  • ​Liverpool & The Beatles
  • 7 Pools Run Birmingham
  • Kent Coastal Path
  • Rock of Gibraltar 
  • Jane Austen's House Chawton
  • 7 Sisters on the Sussex Coast​
  • Lancashire Country houses
  • Auckland Castle


Event date

25-January-2018 00:00  - 
31-December-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Donation by Jillie Moss
on 17-01-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Go Florian!
Donation by June
on 28-12-2017
£25.00 gift aid
What a great challenge Florian! We have been delighted to have been a tiny part of The Arts Society great developments in the last few years! The Razor Team
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £500.00
Offline Donations: £8,000.00
Total Raised: £8,500.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,575.00

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