Shirley Bassey is to receive this year’s Nordoff Robins O2 Silver Clef Award. It was reported in The List that The Dame is thrilled to have been chosen to receive the prestigious accolade, which recognises her long and successful music career.
Speaking ahead of the star-studded annual charity awards ceremony to be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday June 30, DSB said: “I’m honoured to be the recipient of this year Silver Clef Award. Music is my career. Music is my life. Music is my friend. Music has been there to celebrate the highs and sooth through the lows. I believe everybody has a song inside of them; some people can lose their way in life, some struggle to express themselves – but Nordoff Robbins works with these people to find their inner songbird and true happiness.”
The Silver Clef Awards have been running for 42 years and raised nearly £10 million to fund the Nordoff Robbins charity, who provide music therapy for people of all ages.
Other winners this year include Blondie (Icon), Phil Collins (Outstanding Achievement), Nile Rodgers (International), Emeli Sande (Best Female), Mumford and Sons (Royal Albert Hall Best Group Act), Anne-Marie (Best Newcomer), DJ Pete Tong (Innovation) and Alexander Armstrong (Classical).
Dame Shirley Bassey at a gala at the Cardiff Millenium Centre in 2004 where in 2005 the Royal Variety Performance took place.
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The Centre is one of the most unique and lively performing arts centres in Europe, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2004. Look beyond the amazing exterior, as featured in Torchwood and Dr Who, and you will come across a bustling atmosphere that makes our visitors want to return time and time again. We’re so much more than a theatre. Our visitors come to enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants….. there really is something for everyone!
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Today from 2013 a great article from a magazine called Opera News with some wonderful photos of Dame Shirley Bassey. One of the pictures was used for her Christmas card that year and you can see it at the bottom of this page.