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Razed Roof set to win Queen’s Award

Lifestyle / Tue 17th Oct 2017 at 11:56am

RAZED Roof Theatre Group is set to win a major award.

This will be the culmination of years of work that artistic director, Annette Lidster and her team have undertaken for people with learning difficulties interested in the performing arts.

The company will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services by the Lord Lieutenant of Essex: Jennifer Tolhurst on Tuesday 31st October at 6.30pm at an event in the Council Chamber.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

This year the company are also celebrating 25 years of inclusive performing arts work in the town. It has been a busy one with Razed Roof undertaking a wide range of workshops, in the town and beyond, working with university students, social care professionals through to work in special schools with students with profound and multiple disabilities.

This week, for example, they will be running and anti bullying workshop for a whole year group in a secondary school.

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