Trust marks anniversary of cultural service

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MEMBERS of a cultural trust have celebrated one year since the group was set up.

The Hampshire Cultural Trust marked the milestone with a party in Basingstoke.

The trust operates more than 20 venues across the county including The Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre.

The trust is also in charge of Westbury Manor Museum and the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham.

Chairman Alan Lovell said: ‘Hampshire Cultural Trust promotes world-class culture on people’s doorsteps.

‘We truly believe that we can change the lives of every single person we engage with, sometimes for a day and sometimes for a lifetime.

‘Our vision and plan is bold and exciting and it is my belief that, in a county as enterprising and strong as Hampshire, we are on route to success.’

The trust’s achievements have included running a series of ‘Dinofest 2015’ events, hosting touring exhibitions and recruiting 36 cultural ambassadors to promote Hampshire’s attractions.