Wychavon Community Recognition Awards are a WOW!

One of our Shindig promoters, Shan, was shortlisted for the Arts Recognition Award at the annual Wychavon Community Recognition Awards that took place on Tuesday 15 March. This event gives volunteers the chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make their community a better place to live and work.

Award 3Shan organises arts events for her local area at Ombersley Memorial Hall in Worcestershire. In March 2015 she promoted Eyes Front by Story Shop Production, a show looking at the role of popular music in wartime. This was a great success and packed out the hall with 94 ticket sales. Her hard work and commitment has paid off with near capacity audiences for all six of the shows that she has received through Shindig since October 2012!

Read all about Shan’s time at the Wychavon Community Awards here:

“I was delighted to be nominated by Live and Local for the Art Recognition Award as part of the 2015 Wychavon Community Recognition Awards. I was one of 3 people shortlisted for the award and it was very nice to have the supporting information written about me by Live and Local read out by Councillor Gerry O’Donnell who was presenting the awards in conjunction with Councillor Val Wood.

Peopleton Village Hall was beautifully decorated. The photographs may not demonstrate just how fabulous the decorations all looked in bright blue, white and silver. It really was a party atmosphere with lots of bright lights and balloons and a very nice table lay out. We were all very well received by the friendly Wychavon Community Team and made to feel very special, and the buffet that was provided was superb! 

Award 2Councillor Gerry O’Donnell, Executive Board Member for Community Development, Culture and Sport and Chairman of the Council, did a superb job of presenting the awards in a friendly and humorous way that kept us all entertained. I was surprised and very impressed by the vast amount of fantastic work that is undertaken by volunteers across Wychavon and it was a real pleasure to learn so much about what was being done through the award nominations. 

The winner of the Art Recognition Award was John Dudley – clearly a most worthy winner. John has been responsible for organising all of the music events/festivals in Droitwich for the last 14 years and he told us that several of the artists who started their singing career at such events in Droitwich have gone on to achieve fame and success.

 Thank you once again for nominating me.”

 The next production at Ombersley Memorial Hall will be Songs from the Radio Ballads by Jez Lowe coming to the hall on Thursday 14 April, 8pm and tickets are selling fast! For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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