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Queen's Birthday Honours

A playgroup leader, a prison officer and the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company are among those from the Midlands recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Symphony Hall Director "immensely proud" to be honoured

Symphony Hall director Andrew Jowett awarded an OBE Credit: ITV Central

The Director of Symphony Hall in Birmingham says he is "immensely proud" after being awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. It comes in the year Symphony Hall celebrates its 21st anniversary.

Andrew Jowett was appointed Director in 1988 - three years before Symphony Hall opened.

Andrew Jowett said “I am immensely proud to receive this honour for leading Town Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham and it is particularly appropriate this year when Symphony Hall is celebrating its 21st anniversary.

Running these two world renowned concert halls is an absolute joy and privilege and, in accepting this honour, I do so on behalf of everyone who has helped make them a major force on the national and international music scene, connecting over half a million people to music every year.”

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