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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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Well done so far. The Arts Society Clapham Common are looking forward to welcoming you for your 10k run on the Common. Gena
Donation by Gena Gilbert
on 14-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Florian... you can do it! However, I downloaded your running playlist and I think you need something a little more motivational. How about Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen!
Donation by Jo Ward
on 03-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Great initiative, Florian!
Donation by Ben Cowell
on 01-05-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by The Art Society Liverpool
on 27-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Andrew Ellis
on 12-04-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Amazing Effort Florian , Good Luck ! Best Adrian
Donation by Adrian Wootton
on 12-04-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck Florian from everyone at Think
Donation by Ian McAuliffe
on 10-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Bravo to you for this wonderful effort! Very impressed
Donation by Charlie Waite
on 10-04-2018
Donation by Ken Scott
on 09-04-2018
£8.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,507.00
Offline Donations: £10,035.00
Total Raised: £12,542.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £12,951.25

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