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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.

Event details

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:

  • Bristol
  • 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

Event is completed


Florian, this is the sponsorship money raised during your run on the Costa Del Sol, which we've topped up. Congratulations on completing a very tough challenge.
Donation by Arts Society Costa Del Sol
on 22-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Florian. So pleased that Fuengirola was kinder on your knees than Seven Sisters! I hope that more members donate to help the cause and show appreciation for your marathon efforts
Donation by Jeremy Sandle
on 18-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Thanks for your support with the celebratory Wall hanging and for working so well with Jill Makepeace - Warne
Donation by Dilys Farrant
on 06-10-2018
Dover Deal and Sandwich AS supports Florian's runs to raise money for the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund to encourage young arts. Florian completed the Kent Coastal run and attended our lecture the following morning. Well done!
Donation by Christopher Flint
on 12-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations Florian, on successfully completing the coastal run between Walmer Castle (Deal) and The Guildhall Sandwich
Donation by The Arts Society Sandwich
on 10-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Charles Woodhouse
on 31-08-2018
A fantastic effort for creativity
Donation by Hazel and Alan Jacobs
on 29-08-2018
Donated by the Arts Society Chester to commemorate Florian's 10Km run around the walls of the city of Chester on our lecture day on 19 June.
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Florian, Welcome to the Isle of Man - and on 5th July, enjoy Laa Tinvaal, our National Day. Good luck with your run ..... Bill and Marion
Donation by Bill and Marion Hastings
on 02-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Keep running!
Donation by Deborah Dibb
on 26-06-2018
£3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,715.00
Offline Donations: £23,035.00
Total Raised: £26,750.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £27,209.25

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