COVID-19 Update – 7 April


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I am sure everyone will want to join with me, in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Prime Minister – and huge thanks to the NHS staff looking after him and others, in St Thomas’ Hospital.

And also to send our best wishes and condolences to the family and friends of Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, a Surbiton resident and a consultant geriatrician, who died from coronavirus having come out of retirement to help at Kingston Hospital. I had the privilege of knowing Anton, a great servant to the NHS and an author of superb books like his Illustrated History of Sri Lanka. He will be missed by many, not least Kingston’s Tamil community.

Young KAOS 2020

Lots of young people in our borough will be looking for things to do over the next few weeks and months. I hope to use this email to promote opportunities for them to get involved.

Kingston Artists Open Studios are running their annual youth arts competition for young people aged between 16-19.

The winner will receive £100 in arts materials. 

You can find out more information here.


The Rose Theatre Screenings at 7

Every evening from 7th-10th April, The Rose Theatre will be premiering the short films their youth theatre and film course students have produced.

You can find out more and watch the trailer here.


In Conversation with the Council

This Thursday (9 April) at 2:15pm, I'll be in conversation with the Leader of Kingston Council, Cllr Caroline Kerr, in one of the Community Brain's 'virtual community rooms'.

I'll email a link to the conversation tomorrow, please think of any questions you would like to ask us about local and national response to COVID-19.


Keep Updated

If you know of charities, voluntary groups or businesses who I could mention in these updates, please email me at edward.davey.mp@parliament.uk. Thank you.

My team and I are regularly updating our website with the latest information on COVID-19. You can follow this here.


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