22nd June 2023: Norfolk Arts Award and Make A Difference Awards

As we move through midsummer at the Summer Solstice, I’ve had some very welcome and humbling news. I’ve been nominated and shortlisted for two local awards!

The first is the Norfolk Arts Award, an annual celebration of arts and culture from around the county. I’ve been nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award, in association with the Eastern Daily Press. This award is to celebrate a body of work of an individual who has dedicated their career to the arts in Norfolk. I’m sure I’m far too young to be recognised in this way, but I really value the appreciation from my peers

Earlier this week, on BBC Radio Norfolk, it was announced that I’ve been shortlisted for the BBC Radio Norfolk’s Making A Difference Awards. In the Green category, my nominator said that I’m “an inspiring woman who has created countless gatherings bringing people together to connect with the coast, raise awareness of environmental issues and empower people in their own wellbeing, whilst making a positive impact to their community”. I’m really proud that my work at Under Open Sky is starting to generate positive ripple effects locally

I’m very flattered by the recognition for my community engagement work and looking forward to both ceremonies later this year!