Theatrical costumier, acclaimed TV producer and charity worker who helps Syrian refugees honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours

Those from the community to be recognised span the full range of honours, from knighthood to MBE


The president of a music outreach charity, the chairman of prestigious family theatrical costumier business and a charity worker who helped resettle Syrian refugees are among those recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Sir Ian Stoutzker, president of music outreach charity Live Music Now who was made an OBE in 1993, is knighted for services to music and philanthropy.

Sir Ian, son of Aron Stoutzker who was a cantor at the Central United Synagogue, has been involved with the charity since its foundation in 1977. It has conducted 80,000 workshops in settings such as care homes and special schools and claims to have reached more than 2.8 million people. 

Tim Angel, the chairman of Angel theatrical costumiers that was founded by his great-great-great grandfather Morris Angel in 1840 and has robed everyone from rabbis to Obi-Wan Kenobi, is made a CBE for services to theatre, film, television and the arts.

Mitch Murray, the songwriter and producer behind a string of Sixties hits including How Do You Do It? for Gerry And the Pacemakers, is made an CBE for services to music.

Nicola Shindler, the acclaimed British producer of shows such as Happy Valley and Queer as Folk, who previously worked for the BBYO youth movement for five years, is made an OBE for services to broadcasting.

World Jewish Relief's programme director Janice Lopatkin, who belongs to Muswell Hill Synagogue, is made an MBE for her work with WJR helping Syrian refugees adapt to life in Britain, which drew on the charity's experience of helping thousands of Jewish people out of poverty in the former Soviet Union.

Darryl Lee, the property developer who has been involved with Manchester Maccabi for 25 years, is made an MBE for services to charity and Manchester Jewry.

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