We are delighted (and a little bit lost for words) to have been nominated for not one but five of the categories for the newly launched Reading Cultural Awards 2017.
The Reading Cultural Awards is the very first celebration of the fantastic arts organisations, artists, events and venues which make up the town’s vibrant cultural scene are being launched on Thursday 6 April.
Culminating in a glitzy awards ceremony on 29 June at the historic Olympia Ballroom, the Reading Cultural Awards are sponsored by Reading UK CIC, the Olympia Ballroom and The Banquet Kitchen (Catering) in association with The Reading Chronicle.
The awards will not only recognise individual and collective excellence but also demonstrate the important role that arts and culture play in making Reading a great place to live, work and do business.
Jelly are honoured to be considered in the following categories:
The Made in Reading Award for Walking Words
A ‘piece’ made by a Reading artist or artists. This could be a performance, visual arts piece or project created within Reading.
Best Education Project for ROOM
A project that shows the power of art and culture to engage young people and create high-quality artistic outputs.
Performance of the Year for Pictures at our Exhibition – Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra
Music, theatre, dance – this performance will have caused ripples in Reading and been widely acclaimed. The performance must have taken place in Reading but does not necessarily need to have been made in Reading.
Visual Arts Event of the Year for Open for Art
Fine art, film, etc – the event will have been well regarded in Reading when it took place here but does not necessarily need to have been conceived in Reading.
Cultural Organisation of the Year
This organisation will have demonstrated consistently high standards in terms of output and engagement.
Thank you to all those who have nominated us – we are truly grateful. We wish all our fellow nominees the very best of luck and look forward to seeing you all at the celebrations on the 29th.