Rev Gail Thompson

Rev Gail Thompson


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Assistive technology

About this Speaker

May 2022 Agreement from Lambeth Council for Millennium Community Solutions to go ahead in planning of first specialist Disability Centre in Brixton, Lambeth. May 13TH 2022: Founded & opened Southwyck Coding and Arts Centre creative centre Brixton. 2022: Became advisory Member of British Association of assisted technology (BATA). 2022: Founded and opened Portobello Hall, West Norwood, for cultural and educational use. 2022: Ambassador for Digital Poverty Alliance 2020: Founder and CEO of Millennium Community Solutions 2019 Recruited as Chaplain for disabilities of SOAS University of London 2019: Became Ambassador for World Vision International Children’s Charity 2018: Trustee of Wandsworth Prison Chaplaincy 2016: Governor of St Thomas’s and Guy’s Hospitals for overseeing facilities for disabled people [3 years] 2015: Ordained Rev minister 2000-2010: DipMin-Bth (Hons) Mth. (10 years) 1999 Motor Neurone fundraiser 1996 Project to recruit people with Multiple Sclerosis to become confident musicians ? Trustee of National Jazz Foundation Archive 1993 Chair of Arts Council Jazz Committee Founder of Turnaround Project for music, media and film for disabled 1992 First Chief Executive of British National Music Day Managing Director of Mick Jagger’s Music Company Hosted live programmes for BBC television and radio Commissioned to compose and perform a suite at the Royal Opera House Commissioned by the BBC to compose and conduct at the Royal Albert Hall 1987 Arts Council Advisor Head of Prison Ministry for Action Chapel [2 years] 1986 Founder of Musicworks in Brixton, a much needed and highly successful facility to provide free and affordable tuition for the unemployed and needy to become professional and competent musicians able to earn a living Founder of Women in music Royal Associated Board of Music teacher and examiner 1985 Co-founder with Courtney Pines of Jazz Warriors to help young musicians progress by playing alongside A-lister performers Baritone sax player with Art Blakey Baritone sax player with Charlie Watts Orchestra Formed various sized jazz groups under own name in order to have managing artistic decisions to include and help younger musicians Freelance saxophonist for various venues and touring. 1977 Two weeks after leaving school, became a member of the band playing for the West End show, Bubbling Brown Sugar [2 years]