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West Norfolk theatre group celebrates national award




A theatrical group based in a West Norfolk village has been recognised for their work with young people after winning a national award.

FenSong, which was set up in Nordelph last year, has won the Youth and Children’s Work category of the Premier Love Britain and Ireland Awards.

The group’s director Cate Waters said: “The event was fantastic. The awards were presented in the iconic Institute of Directors’ building, with its 30ft high, gold-embossed ceilings, lined with 15ft canvases of England’s monarchs in gold coronet-topped frames.”

FenSong win the Youth and Children's Work category of the Premier Love Britain and Ireland Awards. Picture: SUBMITTED. (19634913)
FenSong win the Youth and Children's Work category of the Premier Love Britain and Ireland Awards. Picture: SUBMITTED. (19634913)

Along with a physical award and certificate, the group has also received £500 in cash and a £5,000 media package.

Cate said the money will be used to pay their hall hire bills for the last term, and part of the coming term.

Meanwhile the media package will include interviews and being shadowed by a reporter from Premier Radio – which is the station that sponsors the awards – who will run a feature, as well as free adverts on their prime-time shows.

The award is the second national accolade that FenSong has received in four months, after they won the Calor Rural Community Award in the summer.

They received £5,000 which has purchased Casio keyboards, a lighting desk and lights.

FenSong, which is aimed at people aged six and upwards, meets on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm at Nordelph Village Hall, with a senior group, with ages currently 16-60, meeting from 7.45pm to 9pm.

Free keyboard lessons are also held on Saturdays from 1.15pm to 2.15pm.

For more details, contact Cate on 01366 324559 or email catemarkwell@yahoo.co.uk.


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