Best in the Arts win recognition

The county’s best in the arts and entertainment were celebrated in the first-ever Cumbria Life Culture Awards and West Cumbria was suitably represented. Melvyn Bragg was the host for the gala evening as some special talents and […]

The county’s best in the arts and entertainment were celebrated in the first-ever Cumbria Life Culture Awards and West Cumbria was suitably represented.

Melvyn Bragg was the host for the gala evening as some special talents and key community groups were commended for their efforts in 2015.

Cleator Moor’s very own Conrad Atkinson was given an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.

And Rosehill Theatre’s On The Road was duly recognised for their efforts: Production of the year went to Brundibar staged by Mahogany Opera Group in partnership with Rosehill on the Road, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, and Carnegie Theatre, Workington.

Melvyn Bragg said he was amazed by the quality and diversity of the finalists: “The range cuts right across society like never before – it really is amazing and inspirational stuff. “I think I’m only aware of about a fifth of what we’ve seen tonight so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”