We’re delighted to share that we won the Community Culture Award at the Pride of Waltham Forest Awards 2023 for our Moving Pictures project.
Moving Pictures is our mini-festival reaching elder care homes, community centres and charities across London and the wider UK through a programme of short films and creative activities. In Waltham Forest, he project has been supporting local care homes to deliver innovative and meaningful activities for residents and staff for over two years.
The Pride of Waltham Forest Awards celebrate the people, groups and businesses who go above and beyond to give back to the Waltham Forest community.
This year, the awards were held at Big Penny Social in Blackhorse Lane, at the heart of Waltham Forest’s first Creative Enterprise Zone. The ceremony was compered by local comedian Mark Watson, and awards were given out in 11 categories.
Over 600 nominations were received, made entirely by residents of Waltham Forest, and the winners were chosen by a panel including Grace Williams, Leader of the Council, and Linzi Roberts-Egan, Chief Executive.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Grace Williams, said: “It’s been fantastic to welcome new categories to the Pride of Waltham Forest Awards this year, including Carer of the Year and Young Person of the Year – and our awards recognise so many extremely important people. Reading over 600 nominations, filled with praise and thanks, reminded me of just how special this borough is. We know how strong we can be when we pull together, and that’s what the Pride Awards are all about.”