Dramatic Action shortlisted for the UK’s largest diversity awards
Dramatic Action is a community drama and craft group in Bolton. Its 20 members include people with disabilities, ex offenders and former users of substances. They use their own experiences of personal barriers to raise public awareness of social issues through creative and community activities. And members have received national recognition for their ‘Let’s Remember’ poppy making project last year.
The group has been shortlisted for the ‘Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand’ at the National Diversity Awards (NDAs).
Dramatic Action worked with other groups and residents to create one of Bolton’s largest public art installations. They made hundreds of poppies from used plastic drinks bottles and attached them to a giant net that cascaded down the Town Hall in tribute to Remembrance Day.
It helped ensure Remembrance Sunday remains relevant to all generations and raised money for the British Legion.
Val Hulme, Chair of Dramatic Action and Customer Engagement Officer for Bolton at Home, said “I’m absolutely thrilled that we have not only been shortlisted but made the final eight. It’s fantastic that everyone’s hard work and dedication has been recognised for the efforts put into creating the poppy installation.”
Charities and role models from across the UK will gather at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool this Friday, 8 September for the UK’s largest celebration of diversity.
Over 22,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.
The prestigious event provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.
Designed to highlight the country's most inspirational and selfless people, the NDAs are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry amongst many.
TV Presenter Graham Norton said “Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! I want to wish all of this year’s shortlisted nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!’’
To view a full list of nominees please visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist