Local council Cricceith Town Council has been shortlisted for a national award. Criccieth Town Council responded to the challenges of the pandemic by building on its record of creative engagement and facilitating a number of imaginative projects which have involved hundreds of volunteers in their design and delivery.
The projects included a large number of voluntary associations, the local primary school, individual artists, and other creative talents – a fantastic community effort, drawing on talents from across the generations and from all the districts of the town.
The Creative Lives Awards celebrate and spotlight the incredible achievements of groups and projects providing creative activity for people of all ages and abilities across the UK and Ireland. The shortlist this year celebrates resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many groups were forced to think outside the box to keep going. A total of 31 creative groups have been shortlisted for the awards.
Projects in Criccieth included their gown of poppies (included in January 2021’s The Clerk magazine), a town map, intergenerational friendship benches (also in the November 2021’s The Clerk magazine), a Rainbow Bridge, Criccieth in Bloom, and a community nature project to build allotments and a butterfly garden near the town centre.
Winners will be announced at the Creative Lives Awards ceremony in Coventry in early March 2022, as part of the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations. A winner will be chosen from England, Ireland/N.Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
All groups are looking for the public to vote for them to win the People’s Choice Award. Voting is open and you can visit www.creative-lives.org/2021-shortlist to read about the shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite. The closing date is 31 January 2022.