UofG shortlisted for Sunday Herald Culture Award
Issued: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:43:00 BST
The Shakespearean celebration New Dreams has been shortlisted for a Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Award in the category of Cultural Event of the Year.
New Dreams, which took place at University of Glasgow in April and formed part of the nation’s celebration of 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, was an ambitious, multi-arts experience combining performances, screenings, music and exhibitions, and involving hundreds of students, artists, designers, and academics.
Working in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, students and staff created a one-hour performance piece, Dream On! that was live streamed by the BBC and inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dr Victoria Price, Lecturer in Theatre Studies, said: 'The project involved hundreds of students and performers from across all four partner organisations and we are proud to see the work recognised in the Cultural Event of the Year category.'
The Sunday Herald Culture Awards is a major new awards event celebrating the wealth of talent within Scotland’s arts and cultural scene. The judges include author and playwright Alan Bissett, television and stage actor David Hayman, singer songwriter Roddy Woomble and leading graphic designer and creative director at Graven, Janice Kirkpatrick OBE. The judging panel is chaired by Sunday Herald editor and author Neil Mackay.
Dr Price said: 'We are delighted that New Dreams has been nominated for a Scottish Culture Herald Award. Congratulations to all the students and staff involved in New Dreams.'
The Scottish Culture Awards will take place on 7 July at SWG3 in Glasgow.