39 finalists have been chosen to represent the best of our county’s culture in the third Cumbria Life Culture Awards. Nearly 100 entries were received from across Cumbria with another 289 votes being cast for the Readers’ Choice Award. As in previous years, the judges were bowled over by the quality and diversity of the entries.
There are 14 categories covering visual arts and design, music making and live performance, photography and writing, community and partnership, and venues, events and exhibitions.
The winners will be announced in the March issue and subsequently across digital and social channels.
It is with regret, however, that the evening event to announce the winners, due to take place on February 5, at the Theatre By The Lake, will not be going ahead this year.
Cumbria Life would like to thank its Culture Awards partners the Arts Council and the University of Cumbria for their continuing and ongoing support in celebrating diverse and vibrant arts and culture across Cumbria which is such a vital part of what makes this a wonderful area to live and to visit, and helps promote what is an important sector of the county’s economy. We are continuing to work with these partners.
Cumbria Life is committed to promoting the arts and culture across Cumbria – including performances at such wonderful venues as Theatre By The Lake and the county’s other fabulous arts and cultural centres and we look forward to celebrating exciting developments in this sector both throughout 2019 and in future years.