Walthamstow Scene wins Digital Heroes Award!

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November 16, 2011 7:15 am

Logo for Digital Heroes Awards 2011

We won! Walthamstow Scene is delighted to have been named London region winner in the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2011.

Thank you for all your votes! The response from Walthamstow, and beyond, to our nomination was really quite humbling, we were up against some fierce competition from some great projects, and we don’t take winning lightly.

Photo of Nick Bason

Nick Bason, hanging out at the tube station

So, what happens now? Winning means that we have won £5,000 to invest in next year’s Stow Festival. We are also in the frame for the national award, announced next week. If we won that it would be a bonus, but we have achieved so much getting this far.

What we are going to do is to offer some paid internships for young people in Walthamstow to get them involved in helping to organise the festival. We want to offer the opportunity to get involved with the organisation, arrangement, technical support and promotion of the festival. We are looking to link up with other organisations locally to make sure we offer as much as we can. More details on this will be announced in due course, but if you want to get involved, please email us here!

For now, we just want to say THANK YOU. Thank you to my family, friends, friends of friends, the bands, the blogs, the journalists, and of course you gorgeous E17ers who voted for us and supported us. Thank you especially to Stella Creasy for her nomination and her support; to Emma Betts from The Stow Festival for her vision and energy; and of course to Pamela, aka Mrs Stowscene, for being amazing and listening to me endlessly bang on about the festival and Stowscene.

Thank you, stay tuned for more details about next year’s Stow Festival project, and keep it E17.

Nick x

PS Hello journalists! If you want to write about us, here’s a quote:

I’m absolutely delighted to win a Digital Heroes Award. It means a lot to Walthamstow Scene and The Stow Festival to win the £5,000 grant. This will allow us to offer opportunities to young people in Walthamstow to get involved in next year’s festival. Our fingers are crossed for next week’s national result. I would like to thank all our supporters who voted for me and backed our project.

Thanks!

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