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2015 LIPA graduation ceremony

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 • Posted in “A day in the life

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From paulmccartney.com, July 31, 2015:

Paul was in Liverpool earlier this week to attend the annual LIPA graduation ceremony. Paul is photographed here with new LIPA Companions.  

LIPA awards Companionships for outstanding achievement and practical contribution to students’ learning. This year new Companions included Grammy winning producer Hugh Padgham, Everyman and Playhouse artistic director Gemma Bodinetz, Noddy Holder and Travis frontman Fran Healy.

From Liverpool Echo, July 28, 2015:

The Beatles star was on hand to honour the institute’s new Companions, who this year included Gemma Bodinetz, the artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres since 2003.

Among others from the arts and entertainment world receiving the accolade from Sir Paul – LIPA’s co-founder – today were Slade star Noddy Holder and Travis frontman Fran Healy.

The other five new Companions were four-time Grammy-winning record producer Hugh Padgham, music manager and founder of Quest Management Scott Rodger, theatre designer Conor Murphy, professor of applied and social theatre James Thompson and contemporary dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Phoenix Dance Theatre Sharon Watson.

LIPA awards Companionships for outstanding achievement and practical contribution to students’ learning.

American law professor John T Rago, who has supported LIPA through pro bono work for the past 20 years, will also become an Honoured Friend of LIPA.

From Liverpool Echo – Sir Paul McCartney with newly named fellow companions (left- right back row) Scott Rodger, John Rago, Mark Featherstone-Whitty, Conor Murphy, Hugh Padgham (left- right front Row) Sharon Watson, Noddy Holder Sir Paul McCartney, Gemma Bodinetz, Fran Healy and James Thompson, ahead of the the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduation ceremony at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. Picture date: Tuesday July 28, 2015. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
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