28th November 2022: Award for Yarmouth Springs Eternal

I’m feeling so happy and proud, Yarmouth Springs Eternal has been recognised as a Highly Commended project in the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance awards! We share the acknowledgment in the Climate category with the fantastic Eco-Capabilities project, a children’s wellbeing programme led by Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination and the UCL Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability Education

It’s brilliant to have our work recognised at this national level. In particular, as most of the other shortlisted projects were led by organisations. Yarmouth Springs Eternal is an independent project I dreamed up during COVID. Since its first Spring of activity in 2021, we have been supported by project assistant Moyses Gomes, venue partner originalprojects; and Becky AKA Supporting Your Art with her camera, documenting the process! Alongside many generous artists, facilitators, funders, people and other beings over the past two years

Yarmouth Springs Eternal is an evolving, responsive and iterative project that is informed by the context we’re living in, and as the judging panel noted, highly values lived experience throughout. This is what the judges said about Yarmouth Springs Eternal:

“We felt this work was strongly rooted in community, yet with space to allow for constant evolution, responding in a meaningful and timely way to need. It was underpinned by a very strong sense of the links between climate, culture, nature, wellbeing and inequalities, and embraced a broad understanding of lived experience that shaped the growth of the work.”