The shortlist for the 2016 North West Business Awards managed by Chamber of Commerce and City Centre Initiative were announced today.
Echo Echo is pleased to be shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture category along with our good friends and colleagues at Earagail Arts Festival, City of Derry Choral Festival and UV Arts.
We are happy to see that In Your Space have been nominated for Best Tourism Event for the brilliant Carnival of Colours too.
You can read the full list of categories and shortlisted companies here. Best of luck to all the finalists.
Here is a reminder of a just a few highlights from the last year in Echo Echo:
LUDO LUSI LUSUM at Echo Echo Studios (June) and Baby Day Belfast (September)
ECHO ECHO FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND MOVEMENT Third Edition (November)
BODY WISDOM – Performances inspired by W.B.Yeats, continuing weekly sessions, performance at Echo Echo Festival Open Studio, development of a new work with Steve Batts and Echo Echo Ensemble, shortlisted for an EPIC Award 2016
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAMME at Echo Echo Studios welcomed local, national and international artists including: Oona Doherty, Maria Svensson, Lihi Shivak and James King, Jusztina Hermann and Robert Peoples, Caitriona McLaughlin and Immram company, Nick Bryson and company
PRIMARY SCHOOLS DANCE DEVELOPMENT – Echo Echo worked with 15 local primary schools and hundreds of local schoolchildren on participation programmes supported by Derry and Strabane District Council, the Ernest Cook Trust and others
Some wonderful moments among many, many more artistic projects and events throughout 2015/16.
With thanks as always to the artists, staff, volunteers, audiences, participants, funders and partners who make Echo Echo’s work possible.
Ailbe Beirne, Company Manager