Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2015
The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards recognise those who have demonstrated a commitment to passing on skills and improving routes into work for young people.
Tickets for the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards have now SOLD OUT.
Six sector-specific awards will recognise individuals who have shown an outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, and who make a difference to the lives of young people entering the creative industries.
Music Skills Award
Craft Skills Award
Design Skills Award
Cultural Heritage Skills Award
Jewellery Skills Award
Theatre Skills Award
Shortlist for Training Provider of the Year Award
The Training Provider of the Year Award will celebrate a business or education institution which has demonstrated an innovative approach to developing creative talent.
Shortlist for Apprentice of the Year Award and Intern of the Year Award
The Apprentice of the Year Award and Intern of the Year Award are particularly prestigious honours. The awards will recognise two young people from across the creative sector who have demonstrated the ambition and talent to make a real difference in his or her workplace.
Intern of the Year
Apprentice of the Year
Alex Flame, PF Events
Hannah Steele & Eli Bligh-Briggs, London Transport Museum
Richard Edgson, The Broadway Theatre at Barking & Dagenham College
Rob Brumfitt, North Pennines
Sophie Sutherland, Bait
The judges of the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards are:
- Harriet Kelsall, Harriet Kelsall Jewellery
- John Mathers, Design Council
- Lady Frances Sorrell, The Sorrel Foundation
- Bryan Raven, White Light
- Lorna Finlayson, UK Music
- Robert West, Creative & Cultural Skills
Please note that the judging panel is subject to change at any point.
Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 4 March 2015 at The Backstage Centre, Thurrock’s world-class training and rehearsal facility for the live events industries. Tickets have now sold out.
The evening will commence at 6pm and is due to finish by 9.45pm . The dress code is smart elegant.
The Backstage Centre
High House Production Park
Essex RM19 1RJ
The nearest railway station is Purfleet, on the C2C line from London Fenchurch Street.
Trains usually run approximately every 30 minutes. For more information on train times, visit the C2C website or National Rail Enquiries.
Free station and hotel coach service
Take advantage of our free coach service for the awards. Please note, coach seats are allocated on first come, first served basis. Pre-bookings will not be accepted.
We will be providing a shuttle bus service to and from The Backstage Centre, Purfleet Station and the Premier Inns in West Thurrock and East Thurrock. The shuttle will run at the following times only on 4 March:
- 17:00 - 18:00: Shuttle service from Purfleet station to The Backstage Centre
- 21:45 – 22:30: Shuttle service from The Backstage Centre to Premier Inn, West Thurrock
- 21:45 – 22:30: Shuttle service from The Backstage Centre to Premier Inn, East Thurrock
- 21:45 – 22:30: Shuttle service from The Backstage Centre to Purfleet Station
If you would rather do the final leg by taxi, please note that taxis should be booked in advance as there is no taxi rank at the station.
Z Carz Express: 01375 383236
The Backstage Centre is about a 15-minute walk from Purfleet Station.
Take the Purfleet Bypass exit at Stonehouse Corner Roundabout, and take the first left towards Carpetright.
Keep left until you reach the car park between the Royal Opera House production workshop and The Backstage Centre.
For satnav, use the postcode RM19 1TT.
The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards will take place the day before a major conference event at The Backstage Centre which will bring together over 500 leaders from across the creative industries and the education sector.
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