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HRH The Princess Royal at Battersea Power Station’s The Village Hall

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Published on
May 12, 2017


HRH Anne, The Princess Royal, visited The Village Hall this week at Battersea Power Station as part of the CSCLeaders programme. CSCLeaders is a partnership between the international leadership development organisation Common Purpose and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences.

The event brought together 100 exceptional leaders from a number of backgrounds: government, businesses, and NGOs across the Commonwealth countries. HRH The Princess Royal attended the event in her capacity as President of the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conferences.

The conference explored the intricacies of the Power Station redevelopment, the Energy Centre, ideas of placemaking, sustainability and the project’s commitment creating local jobs. Chairman of Battersea Power Station Development Company Dato Jauhari welcomed HRH The Princess Royal.

Dato Jauhari said: “It’s a great honour for Battersea Power Station to welcome both HRH The Princess Royal and the talented group of CSCLeaders to the inaugural event at The Village Hall, as part of the annual global programme celebrating innovation across the Commonwealth. We are delighted that this space in the heart of Circus West Village will be enjoyed by both our residents and members of the community – a place where they can come together and enjoy a wide range of events and cultural activities.”

Adirupa Sengupta of Common Purpose noted: “We are delighted that Battersea Power Station was able to host HRH The Princess Royal and the CSCLeaders study tour. It is only by going out, smelling the coffee and understanding how fabulous developments like this happen on the ground that the leaders on the programme are able to develop their own perspectives on innovation. Thank you very much”.

The Village Hall is a new culture and events venue at Battersea Power Station that hosted the CSCLeaders programme as its first official event. It’s in a converted railway arch and will be a cultural hub for residents and the wider community in Wandsworth, Lambeth and London. There’ll be theatrical and dance performances, comedy, gigs, workshops, talks, and evening classes held there.

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