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Creative Internships Blog Week 32

Week 32: Lucy Purrington, Sherman Theatre

Awards Awards Awards! The Arts & Business Cymru Awards on 25 May was spectacular and such a great experience to learn from! It was an honour to be part of such a prestigious large-scale event celebrating arts and business partnerships. It was an especially important moment for Sherman Theatre as our friend Philip Carne, MBE was awarded the Robert Maskrey Award for Arts Philanthropy. This award recognises Philip’s continued generosity in supporting the arts in Wales, including both our JMK Trust and Sherman Theatre's Directors Group and New Welsh Playwrights Programme.

The theme of awards hasn’t stopped there – Guy O'Donnell, our Sherman 5 Coordinator, accepted the award for Sherman 5’s D/deaf Theatre Club at the Excellence Wales Awards presented by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru. Attending these awards was a good opportunity to meet various people and organisations to exchange ideas and stories about how to improve accessibility for D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people and people with tinnitus.

After a week of annual leave, I’m ready to bounce back into fundraising. I’m currently working on research for an application we have coming up. I love to delve in and get fully immersed within a task and this is something that I will be dedicating a large amount of time to over the next few weeks. Working within an environment that encourages every opportunity for personal development, I’ll also be starting a new project this month at Sherman Theatre – watch this space!

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