The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman will visit Jakarta on 9 May 2018 in his capacity as a global ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional sector. The Lord Mayor will discuss areas of collaboration with Indonesia on infrastructure finance, green finance and financial technology (fintech). The Lord Mayor is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Minister for State Owned Enterprise Rini Soemarno and Head of Jakarta Stock Exchange Tito Sulistio. He will also open the Indonesian Stock Exchange, where he will take part in a Green Finance Summit and meet interlocutors from infrastructure projects and financial institutions.The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman said: Lord Bowman was elected as the 690th Lord Mayor of the City of London in Sept 2017 find out about roles and responsibilities of Lord Mayor of the City of London for further information please contact Embassy’s Spokesperson Ms Faye Belnis I am hugely excited about my visit to Jakarta, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in South East Asia. London’s strengths as a leading international financial centre and foreign exchange hub perfectly complement Indonesia’s drive to grow its economy and expand further on the world stage. I look forward to discussing how we can further support Indonesia’s ambitious infrastructure plans, and share our expertise in infrastructure finance, green finance and fintech. Further information
California’s Midnight North has just released a brand new live album, Selections from the Great American Music Hall, which was recorded during a sold-out show at the legendary San Francisco venue, Great American Music Hall, on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Midnight North is fronted by guitarists and vocalists Grahame Lesh—son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh—and Elliot Peck, and rounded out by bassist/mandolinist Connor O’Sullivan and keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Alex Jordan.Selections from the Great American Music Hall features eight of Midnight North’s favorite tracks from that special night, including energetic collaborations with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Twiddle‘s Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey, and the Northbound Horns—because “horns on the weekends”, according to Bob Weir. The album was recorded on a 48-track rig and was later released as a selection of the evening’s greatest highlights, the follow-up to the band’s 2017 release, Under The Lights.According to the band’s press release:The list of highlights on this album is prodigious. We have Midnight North favorites ‘Under the Lights’ & ‘Miss M’ with all new horn arrangements, Mihali rocking Twiddle’s hit ‘Lost in the Cold’ & Bob Weir tuggin’ at our heartstrings with his amazing ‘Only a River’ before leading us through a rollickin’ version of the Grateful Dead’s ‘The Music Never Stopped’ with Phil Lesh. And more!Listen to Selections from the Great American Music Hall below:Midnight North is heading to Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, California this weekend, then has the month off before performing Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. For more information on Midnight North, head to the band’s official website.