This year, we revived an old Arden tradition. A celebration of all the hard work put into the Arden over the year, an evening of awards for those who stood out for their fantastic contributions both on and off stage.
This years awards and nominations were:
- Found Actor of the Year
- Jess McFadyen
- Ethan Taylor
- Grace Barkley
- Edward Davies
- Ashton Town
With the award going to Ashton Town!
- Actor of the Year
- Natalie Davies
- Sam Padgett
- Luke Fruin
- Sue Bailey
- Phill Mace
- Louisa Mace
And the award went to Natalie Davies!
- Volunteer of the Year
- Maggie Scott
- Lou Funnell
- Colin Sherwood
- Luke Fruin
- Alison Hoffmeister
And the award went to Colin Sherwood!
- Production of the Year
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
- Blood Brothers
And the award went to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe!
And finally The Arden Legend award which went to the wonderful Tony Sheehan and the late Shelagh Wilson!
We were delighted to have with us, a lady whose career in stage, film and
TV has spanned almost 6 decades. She is the recipient of several
accolades, including one Golden Globe, one BAFTA, one Cannes Film
Festival Award for Best Actress and two Academy Award nominations.
More recently she appeared in an award winning anti-bullying film
Strawberry Fields Forever for which she was awarded Best Actress in
the New York Indie Shorts Film Festival 2020. Since 2011, she has
played the title role of DCI Vera Stanhope in the British crime drama
The wonderful Brenda Blethyn!