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Oska Bright On The Road in Israel – our meeting with the Israeli Cultural Affairs Department at the Israeli Embassy in London / 16 February 2012

Sarah and Matthew after their meeting at the Israeli Embassy

Sarah and Matthew after their meeting at the Israeli Embassy

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 Wednesday 15th February 2012

By Matthew Hellett and Sarah Watson

We just had a lovely meeting with Iris Ambor and Lark Bieberfrom the Embassy of Israel. They are the Counsellor for Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Officer and they want to see if they can work with us to see if we can bring Oska Bright to Israel.

Once we were in the Embassy it was really nice – they had lovely, beautiful chandaliers! It was an amazing building. We have never been to an Embassy before. Getting in was a whole new experience – we had to go through lots of security checks and we had to explain about everything that was in our bags. We know that they had to do it for their security.

At the meeting we did a presentation about Oska Bright and Iris and Lark asked questions about who our audience was, who our partners are around the world and how we work together with them.

The meeting was really positive, and Iris and Lark made us feel very relaxed.

We feel positive and excited about bringing Oska Bright to Israel – watch this space!

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