Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha

August 17th, 2014 | Posted by Steve.Harris in Events | Kirkstall Abbey

Celebration of decades of Public Service by Bernard Atha

Friday 29th August, 7:30 pm

The Gatehouse, Kirkstall Abbey House Museum, Leeds LS5 3EH

Buffet dinner included

Bernard Atha OBE

Bernard, who hold the record of Leeds longest serving councillor, was first elected in 1957 and represented Kirkstall Ward from 1970 to 2014, he was elected Lord Mayor in 2000 – 2001 a highlight of which was to welcome Nelson Mandela to Leeds to be granted honorary freeman of Leeds.

Bernard is also involved numerous arts organisations and charities helping disabled People for which he has been awarded a CBE and an OBE. Bernard has also appeared in numerous films and television productions.

Tickets £15 available from:

Fiona Venner: fiona.venner@leeds.gov.uk or Simon Dawson: chair@kirkstall-festival.org.uk

(Includes a £5 donation to the Abbey House Museum / Abbey Visitors Centre community projects, this is not a political event and no political organisation will be in receipt of any proceeds from the event).

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