Angel Awards 2015 Open for Applications!
Do you know of a historic landmark that's been rescued from ruin? Or a listed building that's been beautifully repaired and put to new use? If you, or anyone you know, have rescued a historic building, monument or site, then Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Telegraph and English Heritage (Historic England from Wednesday 1 April 2015) invite you to enter for the Angel Awards 2015. You have from now until Sunday 10 May.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, who founded the English Heritage Angel Awards in 2011, said: "Every year, I am astounded by the variety of the Angels applications and the hard graft that takes place in every corner of the country. Churches, landscape gardens, windmills, smithies… people often think of heritage as something stuck in the past but I know it's very much in the present. I'm looking forward to seeing just what we can celebrate with this year's applications."
By entering you'll be in with a chance of having a film made about your heritage project and attending our glittering, red carpet Awards ceremony at The Palace Theatre in London's West End on the evening of Monday 7 September.
"We are all still coming back down to earth. Many thanks to everyone involved."
Adam Wilcockson, 2014 winner of the best craftsmanship category
"Now that the euphoria is beginning to wear off, may I thank you for the wonderful evening…We are delighted to have won the 'People's Award'
Fred Maillardet Trustee, Oldland Mill Trust, 2014 winner of the English Heritage and Daily Telegraph People's Favourite award.
Entries for the Angel Awards will be judged by a panel of experts from the heritage sector before a shortlist of 16 is put before the judges. Chaired by Andrew Lloyd Webber, these will include historian Bettany Hughes and TV's "Restoration Man" George Clarke among others.
We welcome applications from anyone involved in a heritage rescue, for example, private owners who have turned neglected buildings into treasured homes, commercial organisations and companies which have restored historic industrial buildings, volunteers who have saved a local landmark for the community, and groups including trainees or apprentices who have employed exceptional skills on a rescue.
The Angel Awards are for:
- the best rescue or repair of a historic place of worship;
- the best rescue of a historic industrial building or site;
- best craftsmanship employed on a heritage rescue by an individual or group of trainees, apprentices, experienced craftspeople or a company; and
- the best rescue of any other heritage site.
New for 2015
This year sees the very first Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, also supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. The first such awards in Scotland, they too recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating built heritage in Scotland.
The Angel Awards are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation