The day began at Selfridges in the Birmingham Bullring with School Globe awards won by Nansen primary School pupils and their natural green globe. The competition was entered by 10 schools from across the County as a part of the Selfridges ‘Fashioning a Brighter Future’ campaign and supported by the Ahead Partnership on the ‘Make The Grade Birmingham’ scheme, part of CSR City.
From January to March Selfridges is celebrating and encouraging sustainability in fashion by ‘fashioning a brighter future’. that works with brands that put sustainability at the heart of their fashion practice by showcasing the story behind their products.
Selfridges invited 10 local schools to add sustainability to their agenda in 2016. Following a module on sustainability, pupils have produced sustainable globes that are in the store’s iconic windows, under the strapline ‘What on earth are you wearing?’
Later in the afternoon the High Sheriff had the honour of being shown round the recently expanded and refurbished Majid Hamza Mosque which is attended by many people from Moseley and surrounding communities. He was invited to attend the 4:30 prayers, the 3rd prayer session of the day. He was introduced to the Mosque and its place in the community by Nahim Khan who is born and bred in the surrounding streets and teaches and looks after the young people in the area. This includes captaining the Attock cricket club’s junior teams.
In the evening he and his parter travelled into the city centre to Symphony Hall where the Law Society President, Mushtaq Khan introduced a unique performance Reis taylor Dixon’s debut album Words Unspoken. A diverse audience enjoyed the solo and accompanied tracks of this new musical talent.
Three of the winning Selfridges Globes and Reis Taylor Dixon will be attending the Hundreds and Thousands High Sheriff Exhibition Awards at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery over the next 6 weeks. The show features many pieces by young west midlands artists.