A celebration of Cumbrian culture
Some of Cumbria’s best artistic talent has been recognised at a prestigious event supported by the University of Cumbria.
The Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017 took place at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on Friday and was hosted by writer, broadcaster and Cumbria Life columnist Stuart Maconie.
More than 100 entries were received from across the county with a team of specialist judges, including the university’s Institute of the Arts director Roddy Hunter, selecting finalists from entries, reader nominations and their own knowledge and experience.
“It was a wonderful evening at the Theatre by the Lake and a great opportunity to recognise the wealth of creative talent in the region,” Mr Hunter said.
“As a judge it was a fantastic opportunity to look at all categories and I was really impressed by the high level of all the entries. We were particularly delighted that Margaret Harrison a graduate of the university was awarded ‘visual artist of the year’ and also congratulated reader in photography John Darwell for his nomination in the ‘photographer of the year’ category.”
Full coverage of the event will appear in the March edition of Cumbria Life magazine which will be published on Feb 23.