Prescot Scoops Prizes at Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards
A former TV production designer from Prescot won Adult Artist of the Year in the Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards earlier this month.
Steve Talbot’s credits include set design on the long-running Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm, the classic sitcom Tery and June, and the BBC children’s show Hartbeat, hosted by the late Tony Hart. He is now operations manager at Manchester People’s History Museum and exhibits his own art regularly across the UK. (See Steve’s website here.)
Collecting the prize for Young Artist of the Year was break dancer David Martindale. He worked with Whiston-based Family Voices on the project ‘Breaking the Mould’ (pictured below) encouraging over 120 youngsters across the borough to try something new.
Also representing Prescot were MATE Productions, coming second in the Cultural Group of the Year category. The community theatre company had a hit with their outdoor production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It this summer. The troupe’s leading lady Robyn La Rocca came second in Young Artist of the Year.
Finally, the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard were proud to be placed third in the Community Group of the Year section. Its volunteers have cared for the town’s cemetery and transformed the once-neglected St Mary’s Churchyard since it was founded in 2013.
Read more about the 2016 Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards at knowsleynews.co.uk.