Sefton SPACE Wins Lottery Arts Award

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Congratulations to the Sefton Performing Arts and Creative Education Centre, based in Marsh Lane, Bootle.

Space offers teenagers a place to take part in creative activities to gain skills and qualifications.

As well as the accolade, staff from Space were presented with a cash prize of £2,000.

Workshops offered include dance, drama, music, bands, visual arts, information technology, singing and sound technology.

The centre also features its own recording studio and performance area with seating for up to 150 people.

Recent National Lottery funding has allowed the centre to take on two new members of staff to extend the programme.

There’s a video about the place here

The National Lottery Awards 2009 – winners revealed!

The winners and runners-up in this year’s National Lottery Awards were revealed on a live, star-studded BBC1 television show on Saturday 5 September; The National Lottery: Big 7, presented by Nick Knowles and Myleene Klass.

The 21 Lottery-funded projects from around the UK that reached the finals of the Awards were all recognised on the live BBC1 show, and the winners were presented with their Awards by a host of celebrities and special guests, including actress Fay Ripley, Lottery-funded diving sensation Tom Daley, model and presenter Lisa Snowdon and broadcaster John Sergeant.

The winners of this year’s National Lottery Awards are:

  • Best Arts Project: Sefton Performing Arts and Creative Education Centre
  • Best Education Project: Tower Hamlets Summer University
  • Best Environment Project: RSPB Dearne Valley – Old Moor Nature Reserve
  • Best Health Project, in association with The Jennifer Trust’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy Outreach Service
  • Best Heritage Project: Restoration of Stourport-on-Severn Canal Basins
  • Best Sports Project: Community Sports Pavilion
  • Best Voluntary/Charity Project, in association with Woman magazine: Harbour Place Day Centre