We won the Voluntary Arts Epic Award 2015 for ‘Exceptional Work with Disabled People’

We’re delighted to shout that we won the Voluntary Arts Epic Award 2015 for ‘Exceptional Work with Disabled People’.  I nominated our collaborative Graffiti project with Street Artist Squirl-Art, Rochester Cathedral, Sun Pier House and Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival 2014. And we WON! We got the call from Voluntary Arts to join other amazing shortlisted groups at BBC Media City Salford for the Epic Awards celebrations. Sue, Q and I set off for Manchester for an exciting couple of days, topped off with a champagne reception. We were presented with a beautiful hand made glass plate, a certificate and a cheque for the art group.

We took a lot of photos and hope these few capture the fun we had.Q certainly stole the show. Thank you very much to Voluntary Arts and especially Katie Rees for walking into our lives and Laraine Harding for looking after us.

You can read about Voluntary Arts and the Epic Awards here http://blog.epicawards.co.uk/2015/05/2015-epic-award-winners-announced/

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

Sue, Quasar and Wendy - Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group at the 'Voluntary Arts' at the Epic Awards Winners' Reception 2015. Photography Robin Eley Jones

Sue, Quasar and Wendy - Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group at the 'Voluntary Arts' at the Epic Awards Winners' Reception 2015. Photography Robin Eley Jones

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015 KAB Medway Art Group at Voluntary Arts Epic Awards ceremony 2015

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KAB Medway Art Group 22nd Sept 2015 Gary Weston photo - 2
Altogether now, the KAB Medway Art Group, Squirl-Art at Rochester Cathedral with their Epic Award and Graffiti.

KAB Medway Art Group 22nd Sept 2015 Gary Weston photo - 1

http://blog.epicawards.co.uk/2015/05/2015-epic-award-winners-announced/

and The Independent on Sunday’s Happy List 2015 announcement

Wendy Daws, Inspirational Artist

Founder of the Kent Association for the Blind Medway Art Group, artist Wendy brings together visually impaired people (aged from 52 to 96), who are often excluded from being creative and helps them experience art. Their recent spray-paint graffiti exhibition won the Epic Award for exceptional work with disabled people.

http://www.independent.co.uk/happylist/independent-on-sundays-happy-list-2015-the-full-list-of-people-who-make-life-better-for-others-10299707.html

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/caring-artist-earns-place-on-39338/

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