- Annual awards shine a spotlight on community-based creativity
- 37 creative groups shortlisted from across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
- Voting now open for public to choose winner of People’s Choice Award
- Winners announced at Award Ceremony in Leeds on Tuesday 7 March 2023, as part of the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture celebrations.
Winners will be announced at the Creative Lives Awards ceremony in Leeds on 7 March 2023, as part of the LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture’s celebrations. Winners will receive a bespoke award, framed certificate, cash prize and access to support and training.
Carnival Project Director Chris Hocking said:
“Due to the pandemic we were unable to stage our annual Carnival in 2020 or 2021. So this project was a magnificent way of bringing everybody from the carnival community back together again and helping to re-kindle the enthusiasm for their favourite hobby. It was also an opportunity to tell the world that Bridgwater Carnival was back, since the Pageant was broadcast to a global audience of one billion people! As a result our Carnival parade in November attracted one of the largest audiences we have ever seen in our town.”