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The finalists of the 2015 Epic Awards have been revealed

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30th April 2015 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

Seven Scottish charities have been shortlisted as finalists at a prestigious awards ceremony which celebrate voluntary sector arts.

Voluntary Arts has revealed the nominees for the 2015 Epic Awards, with seven Scottish charities up for the titles of best in Scotland and the UK wide, People’s Choice and Peer awards.

Making the shortlist (below) are music, craft and poetry groups as well as a 24-hour community radio station.

The awards have been run by Voluntary Arts since 2010. An Epic winner and runner-up is chosen for Scotland, England, Northern and Republic of Ireland and Wales.

The People’s Choice award is voted for online by the public, and the Peer Award is chosen by the shortlisted groups.

Jemma Neville, director of Voluntary Arts Scotland, said: “The judges were very impressed that, once again, the Epic Award shortlist demonstrates the scale and diversity of voluntary arts groups across Scotland.

“From a volunteer-led art trail, community radio station and poetry group to two choirs, a craft club and music group, there are creative people across the country with the passion and initiative to provide opportunities for people to take part in voluntary arts activity.”

The winners will be announced at the Epic Awards Winners’ Reception in Media City, Salford on 21 May.

Voting closes by 18 May.

2015 Epic Awards Scotland finalists

DD8 Music, Kirriemuir – Volunteers who built a recording studio to offer free music lessons and recording equipment to young people.

Clydeside Singers, Inverclyde – Choir of singers aged 50+ who perform in care homes and hospitals

Timebank Temptations – North Edinburgh singing group which is part of a local timebank.

Libertie Project Creative Club – Inverness craft group for homeless people which has had a major impact on alcohol use.

Poetry Share – Fife-based poetry group that funded and published its own poetry anthology.

Kirkcudbright Arts and Crafts Trail – Four-day event run by volunteers, featuring over 200 participants at 100 local venues.

Kirkcaldy Community Radio – 24-hour radio station started by, and run by, volunteers.