The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries invites University of Portsmouth students to join music visionary Kanya King, presenter and actor Lenny Henry and technology entrepreneur Tom Ilube at this year’s Chancellor’s Dinner.
Whether you are looking for a career in the entertainment industry, want to become a budding actor or comedian, or you’re destined to become an entrepreneur, our guests could be just the inspiration you are looking for.
The Chancellor’s Dinner on Friday 22 March 2019 promises to be a fantastic evening full of celebrity stories and laughs. University Chancellor Karen Blackett OBE, inspirational business leader in the media industry and a Portsmouth graduate, will be hosting the black tie dinner at the Portsmouth Guildhall, 6.45pm – 11pm. As a CCI student, Karen feels this event would be of particular interest to you and would like to invite you and your friends.
Sir Lenny Henry CBE– a household name and inspiration to all, Lenny has been a comedian since the age of 16. You may recognise him as the face of Comic Relief for which he is proud to be co-founder. Lenny has risen from being a cult star on children’s television to becoming one of Britain’s best-known comedians, as well as a writer and award-winning actor.
Kanya King CBE – an internationally renowned entrepreneur, Kanya is the CEO, founder and visionary of the iconic MOBO platform which has taken urban music from the margins of British popular culture to the heart of the mainstream culture, not just in the UK but around the world.
Tom Ilube CBE – Technology entrepreneur and educational philanthropist Tom Ilube is currently CEO of London-based Crossword Cybersecurity plc. Tom was named Britain’s most influential black person in 2017 and his career has included Goldman Sachs, PwC and the London Stock Exchange.
With such an array of talent and experiences, the conversation between Karen and her guests promises to be inspiring and highly entertaining – an event not to miss!
What’s the deal?
You’ll arrive via the red carpet on the impressive Guildhall steps and enjoy a drinks reception before making your way to the Grand Hall for a two course meal with wine and coffee. As well as some musical entertainment you will hear Karen interview her special guests on stage, and watch the winner of the most inclusive student society be presented with the Chancellor’s Cup.
Tickets for students are £25. You can bring up to 3 guests who do not need to be students of the University for £45. Tickets are selling fast so book now!