The Athene Festival is an annual event which brings together leading figures from the UK and Chinese arts industries for five days with the aim of promoting and encouraging cultural exchange with China.
The festival culminates in the Athene Guild Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner which was held at the Guildhall, London last Friday.
Deirdre was surprised and delighted to receive the Arts Ambassador award for her work as a fine artist and award winning carpet designer. The award also acknowledges her broad contribution and support of the arts, which includes being an amateur opera singer and author and art collector, whilst Sir James Dyson also received the inaugural Master of Engineering Design award.
A very special evening acknowledging both Deirdre and James contribution to the arts, albeit in different areas.
Watch the film produced to accompany Deirdre’s award here.