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SWAN AWARDS FOR DRAMA AND MUSICALS 2019-2020
The Swan Awards “virtual” winners’ ceremony was a huge success on Sunday 13th September. Presenters Nancy Baldwin and David Menkin provided a spellbinding professional commentary throughout the evening whilst the Zoom “chat” reflected the excitement. 26 Awards were announced over 19 categories. Guests present included Arts Richmond presidents, Sir Vince and Lady Cable, and the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Geoff Acton. Approximately 65 participants took part on the Zoom for nominees, many of whom dressed up for the occasion and had socially distanced parties. In addition about 300 joined in with the link to YouTube on the night, with many more accessing the YouTube recording after the event. This year’s Swan Awards would not have been possible without the technical expertise provided by Blue Fire Productions. Coupled with the hard work of the Swan Awards judges, the feat of overall organisation was achieved by Laurie Coombs, aided by the Drama Committee, Pam Frazer, Linda Hansell and Arts Richmond Chair, Hilary Dodman.
If you missed this wonderful event you can now watch at your leisure here
Arts Richmond has launched two of its popular annual events: The Roger McGough Annual Poetry Prize 2020/21 ‘IDENTITY’. For full details and entry information click here.
We are also about to launch our very popular Young Writers 2020/21 Competition. Last year we received over 600 entries and hope to match that number this time. Full details can be found here.
Our members were delighted to see our Newsletter back in print last month with the first of their copies arriving on their door steps after 6 months. You can still view the current Newsletter here
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