The first-ever Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards are being held later this month – and the team behind this year’s Borough of Culture and last year’s Imagine Wirral events are up for a major award.
Wirral Council’s Culture & Visitor Economy Team has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award, and you can support them by casting your vote!
The Award celebrates the outstanding contribution and commitment to art, culture and creativity of a team, organisation or individual. The Culture & Visitor Economy Team has been shortlisted based on last year’s Imagine Wirral events - which brought a Giant visitor and an enormous cardboard castle to the borough - and this year’s outstanding Borough of Culture programme.
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Wirral’s Borough of Culture events and projects this year; inspired by discovery, exploration and the great outdoors. The ambitious events programme has brought new visitors to Wirral and enabled culture and creativity to thrive with unforgettable experiences, such as the River of Light, Animated Square, and the Wirral Food and Drink Festival.
The Awards also include a Borough of Culture Star of the Year category which will be selected by a panel of judges, in recognition of an individual or group who have made a significant contribution to our Borough of Culture year. Nominees include the Borough of Culture volunteers, Craig Pennington (Future Yard festival), Paul Askew (The Art School Restaurant and Chair of Wirral Visitor Economy Board) and Sue Higginson (Wirral Met College). There are also a number of Wirral nominees across different categories, including Wirral Met student Karl Shaun Thompson, the Spider Project and Make CIC.
Created alongside the Borough of Culture initiative, the event is to recognise the crucial role that culture, creativity and innovation contribute to our region, making it a thriving, creative and beautiful place to live.
Voting closes on Friday 8th November, and the winners will be announced at the Culture & Creativity Awards at the Lady Lever Art Gallery on Thursday 28 November, as Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region draws to a close.
Following the Borough of Culture year, even more exciting cultural and creative events are being planned for next year – look out for announcements about what to look forward to in 2020 soon!