2011 Mervyn Peake Awards

The 10th annual Mervyn Peake Awards take place today in London.

The 4 category winners – in art, photography, digital art and poetry – along with 12 commended entrants and the winners of the People's Choice award are gathering together at the IET Savoy Place, London to celebrate their achievements.

The winners of the 4 main categories are:

Art: Marjorie Abbott, for her painting, Enchanted Forest (image right)
Poetry: Ali Finlayson, for his poem, The Unstrung Violin
Photography: John Horwood, for his photograph, Alley Palley
Digital art: Eric Popplewell, for his film, Be Loud

This year's commended entries are:

Art: Liesl Silverstone, Sylvia Hogg and Peter Bagley
Poetry: Terry Matthews, Michael Bernard and Mo Browne
Photography: Havovy Fernandes, Andrew Fraser and Pauline McNulty
Digital art: Kenneth Smith-Simmons, Julie Clark and Jon Stamford

View the Mervyn Peake Awards 2011 winners.

Presented by Chocolat author Joanne Harris, the awards are organised by Parkinson's UK and judged by the Peake family, in memory of the late illustrator, writer and poet Mervyn Peake (1911–1968), who had Parkinson's.

The awards celebrate the creativity of people with Parkinson's. 2011 is a special year as it's the 10th anniversary of the awards and centenary of Mervyn Peake's birth. The celebrated illustrator and author of Gormenghast would have celebrated his 100th birthday this week.

Many people with Parkinson's find that having a creative outlet, like painting or photography, helps them deal with their condition. How do you express yourself? What do you do to unwind?

Tell us your stories here or email pr@parkinsons.org.uk


Matthew Burrows said...

What about music? I have Parkinsons and find my music a really good therapy in many ways, and it's good mental and physical exercise.

jorgelacoste@msn.com said...

will you ever open this comptetion to the rest of the world

Parkinson's UK said...

Look out for the World Parkinson Congress in 2013 as in the past 2 events they have run Parkinson's creativity initiatives on a global scale.



Anonymous said...

I write poetry - in fact it gas saved me from all sorts of negative thoughts.

Bobbie Coelho

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