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20 November, 2013

VCUQatar Presents ‘Cementing Relations at Home and Developing Relations Abroad’

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, VCUQatar presents a lecture by Arts Manager and Consultant Myles Pepper entitled ‘Cementing Relations at Home and Developing Relations Abroad’ on Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the atrium at VCUQatar.

The lecture, presented in association with the Global Entrepreneurship Week, is open to the public.

Myles Pepper’s 40 years long career in the arts and business has enabled him to build up a wealth experience in the fields of promotion, facilitating and presenting which has enabled him to play key roles in cementing and developing successful relations at home and abroad. His work in these fields has been acknowledged by the wide range of public appointments he has held over the years including being a signatory to the Royal Charter for the Arts Council of Wales. Other public bodies he has served on or consulted for include the Arts Lottery, the former Welsh Arts Council, Dyfed County Council, Gwynedd County Council, The Crafts Councils of Ireland, The Crafts Council in London, Wales Tourist Board and the Welsh Development Agency. He has been a County Councillor since 2008 and currently sits as the Chairman of the Planning and Rights of Way Committee and represents the Authority on the Board of Corporation of Pembrokeshire College and also the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.

Over the last 25 years he has used the peripheral position of Pembrokeshire to make it central to creating greater links between Wales and Ireland through the medium of culture. Pepper has directed this project in Wales since its inception in 2004. With successful outcomes established his aim is now to sustain and build on these development opportunities and also to open links with other countries, which thus far have included Slovakia, Switzerland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

Pepper lives in Fishguard, west Wales, which has always been the base for his career; he is married to Vicki and they have six children. His current business, the West Wales Arts Centre, has been established for 26 years.

VCUQatar’s Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series reflects the cross-disciplinary nature of the featured speakers who are representatives of excellence in creative and innovative thinking.

‘Cementing Relations at Home and Developing Relations Abroad’ is the second in the series of six lectures and will be presented on 20 November at 6:00 pm at the atrium at VCUQatar. The lecture is open to the public.