Visit to the House of Lords
On the 22nd of March 2018 the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT), hosted a reception in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords. The Terrace at the House of Lords, shown below, has a lovely view of the Thames that I have been fortunate enough to see on a previous visit.
As the event was held on a chilly March evening, we all remained inside the Cholmondeley Room and were served with a range of refreshments. The event was sponsored by Baroness Hooper CMG, a former Foreign Office Minister and alumna of the Royal Ballet School.
As the PTD is a member of the CDMT and attend regular CDMT meetings in London, Eleanor and I were invited, along with over 200 guests from dance, drama and musical theatre education, industry, media and the government.
The CDMT is a membership and quality assurance body for the professional dance, drama and musical theatre bodies. The event was to promote excellent provision in dance, drama and musical theatre and to inform sector professionals and government education authorities of the work.
The event was also designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the CDMT. As mentioned in the President’s report our hosts were formerly known as the CDET and the launch of the adjustment to the company name was formally announced at the event.
As well as enjoying our refreshments we spoke to many friends and colleagues that we have met over the years through working with the CDMT. We listened to interesting speeches given by government officials and educators who are very supportive of the work the CDMT undertakes to maintain professional and high standards throughout dance, drama and musical theatre. We both had a lovely evening.