Twice a finalist: once a winner
We were delighted to be named finalists, for the second year running, in Cumbria Life's Culture Awards 2017, but we were absolutely bowled over to be winners this time! Against very stiff competition, we were declared Amateur Group of the year because the judges felt we had made good progress down our chosen road: from Amateur Dramatic Group to Community Theatre.
So this is a shout out for all the members of our community- our audiences, actors, backstage and front of house staff, people who come from far and wide to sing, play, perform at and watch our Open Mic Nights, groups who perform in our theatre, and the people of Wigton and surrounding area who have supported us all the way!
This is not just the culmination of several years of hard work: it is a waypoint on the journey, so while we are taking a little while to celebrate, we are not ceasing in our efforts to involve more and more people in our community.