Ulster Architectural Heritage has just announced that voting is now open for this year’s Heritage Angel Awards Public Vote, in association with the Irish News!
Following a one year break, the Heritage Angel Awards are back to celebrate important and inspiring heritage projects across Northern Ireland. The annual awards aim to celebrate unsung angels of local heritage - individuals or groups, who have rescued an historic building or site, worked as craftspeople or apprentices, or recorded and interpreted a historic place.
The 2021 shortlist includes an entry from our very own Niamh Kelly (Reimagine Remake Replay) who has been nominated for best for a Heritage Angel Award in the "Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People" category
Reimagine Remake Replay creatively engages young people with a range of heritage projects where participatory engagement and youth-led activities occur regularly.
Niamh joined the project in October 2018 as a participant who impressed with her response to the ‘youth-led’ ethos of the project, her infectious enthusiasm and creative input. secured a full-time paid role as the project’s Youth Ambassador in January 2020 her contribution since has been monumental. Niamh has represented the project on numerous showcases, organised youth-led online events, and has been instrumental in the creation of project steering groups which address specific interests of young people. As a culmination of her work, Niamh developed a Youth Manifesto for museums to commit to youth engagement, ensuring young people remain engaged with our heritage into the future
- Voting is open until midnight on Sunday 14th November.
Niamh Kelly - Reimagine, Remake, Replay
Full details and films on each of the shortlisted nominees can be viewed at www.heritageangelawards-ni.org.uk.
The Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland are lead funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, with further support from the Department for Communities, the Construction Industry Training Board NI and Belfast City Council in 2021.
The Heritage Angel Awards NI are administered by Ulster Architectural Heritage and are lead funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with further support from the Department for Communities, the Construction Industry Training Board NI and Belfast City Council in 2021. The awards receive further guidance and support from Construction Industry Training Board (CITBNI); Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF); Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and Heritage Trust Network (HTN).