Friday, 24 September 2010

1623 was named Creative Business of the Year by the Creative Industries Network earlier this week at an awards ceremony held at QUAD.

cinawardShortly before the top award was announced, 1623 won Best Live Event for Emergency Shakespeare! at QUAD and the National Theatre.

award01Artistic director Ben Spiller and associate artist Jane Upton attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Aleena Naylor from BBC Radio Derby.

Wayne Hemingway, co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead, announced the winners and presented the awards.

award02Ben told the Derby Telegraph: "We were very surprised to win Best Live Event as we were convinced that Festé would win, so to be given the Creative Business of the Year award too was a huge shock.

"We're all thrilled to have won two awards, but to be in the company of so many amazingly creative people who were also shortlisted for awards was incredibly humbling."

Check out the finalists and winners of all the awards on the CIN website.

Read more about the CIN Awards on the Derby Telegraph website.


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