Group’s top arts honour is accolade to people power
firstname.lastname@example.org The home of art and culture in Ashford borough has been recognised by the people of East Kent for its efforts.
St Mary’s Arts Trust picked up the East Kent People’s Award at the Canterbury culture awards.
The group behind the Revelation series of concerts and arts events at St Mary’s Parish Church in Ashford town centre took home the only gong voted for by the public.
The award was presented to the church’s vicar, the Rev Colin Preece, who is also chairman of St Mary’s Arts Trust, and fellow trustee Ken Blanshard.
Chris Dixon, arts chief at Ashford Borough Council, said: “It is amazing what can be achieved through dedication and hard work.
“Who would have thought after 18 months Revelations St Mary’s would have awards under their belt?”
“The East Kent People’s Award is the perfect accolade for St Mary’s, as it was voted for by the people, proving that Ashfordians and those further afield hold the venue in the highest regard.”
The Rev Colin Preece