Commemorative sculpture of Sir John Dankworth unveiled at The Stables
Friday 12 December 2014
A commemorative sculpture of Sir John Dankworth, founder of The Stables Theatre, has been unveiled at the venue in Wavendon, Milton Keynes.
Cast in bronze and positioned at the main public entrance, the life-sized sculpture has been commissioned from the renowned Scottish sculptor David Annand by the trustees of Wavendon Allmusic Plan (WAP), the charitable trust which oversees the work of The Stables Theatre.
Stephen Clarke, Chairman of WAP, commented: “Sir John enjoyed a glittering career that spanned more than 50 years as performer and composer. His services to music earned him a CBE as well as a knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen. Together with his wife Dame Cleo Laine he established the trust 45 years ago with the vision of making all music genres accessible to all people. That vision lives on and the current trustees hope that David Annand’s wonderful sculpture will serve as a fitting tribute to Sir John’s legacy, as well as bringing much pleasure to all our visitors.”
Photo by Andy Handley, MK News/Web
Dame Cleo commented: “It’s fitting that John’s contribution to music and music education has been honoured by the charity we established 45 years ago.”
Click here to watch some footage of the sculpture of Sir John Dankworth by David Annand unveiled on Friday 12 December 2014 by Dame Cleo Laine.