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Preston disability arts festival up for award

Posted on - 28th November, 2009 - 12:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts

dvercityfestivalA disability arts festival that took place in Preston in September has been shortlisted for an arts award.

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The D.verCity festival featured a wide range of art work created by professional disabled artists and was organised by Preston City Council, the University of Central Lancashire and DISC (Disability Information Services Centre).

The festival is nominated for a DaDa (Deaf and Disability arts agency) Award in the Community/Event category.

It featured art work showcased at venues across the city and workshops and discussions were held about learning disability and the arts.

Councillor Christine Thomas, cabinet member for community services, said:

A lot of hard work went in to organising the D.verCity festival and it is fantastic to see this effort being applauded by DaDaFest. It would be an even bigger achievement to see local residents supporting the event and naming us as winners, so we would love to see the community to casting their votes for D.verCity today!

Anyone can vote for Preston to receive the award, so register your vote before 5 PM on Tuesday 1st December 2009.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Liverpool on Thursday 3rd December 2009.

More information about the DaDa Awards.

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