The Lakes International Comic Art Festival won two awards at the Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017 this weekend.
Core team members Aileen McEoy and Carole Tait were among those on hand to collect the awards for Festival of the Year and another award, Event of the Year, for the world premiere performance of artist Dave McKean‘s Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash.
In all, there were 75 finalists for the second Cumbria Life Culture Awards announced at an event. Compered by radio personality Stuart Maconie at Theatre by the Lake, chosen to represent the best of Cumbrian culture.
“LICAF was up against some amazing events and festivals in the categories,” commented Carole Tait, “so we really are (as you might be able to tell) both giddy and proud to be part of key cultural events taking place in Cumbria.
“In the style of all good award ceremonies, we would like to thank our incredible team at Festival HQ (we may be few in number but everyone works with such dedication and passion for the medium that is Comic Arts), to our volunteers, the Red T Squadron – without them we couldn’t run the festival.
“Plus, our amazing Patrons – Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot, Sean Phillips, Emma Vieceli, Boulet, Stephen Holland of Page 45 fame – our funders, local partnerships… so many others and all of those who come and visit the festival.”
• The full guest list for the 2017 Festival weekend – which includes an appearance by Sergio Aragones – will be announced shortly. Web: www.comicartfestival.com