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Tributes Paid to Design and Arts Legend


The Guardian newspaper has reported that the design and art specialist Sarah Weir has passed on to the realm of our LGBTQIA ancestors at the age of sixty five.  The paper notes "She  believed that art and design were central to forging a more vibrant and better-connected nation, as well as enriching people’s lives. In the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics, as head of arts and cultural strategy at the Olympic Delivery Authority, Sarah oversaw the integration of art into the Olympic Park in east London, alongside advising on design, engineering and landscaping."  She also served on the boards of charities including the LGBTQIA+ lobbying group Stonewall and also was vice president of the Alzheimers Society.  For 30 years, Sarah shared her life in north London and Suffolk with the historian Louise Hide; they registered a civil partnership in 2006 and were married in 2023. She is survived by Louise, and by two sisters.

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