Published on 28/01/2017
We’ve previously provided background on the David Vaisey Prize, see the article here. The Honourable Company can be justifiably proud of the role the Arts & Heritage Group played in helping establish this very worthwhile libraries competition, which has also been supported by a donation from the Company’s Charitable Trust. There’s continuing membership involvement through Jonathan Taylor’s chairmanship of the David Vaisey Trust, where Sir Michael McWilliam and Martin Lee-Browne are also Trustees and via Marianne Hinton, one of the judges for 2017. The full panel of judges is listed below:
The winning library will be announced at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in October and will receive a £5,000 prize; other shortlisted libraries will receive £1000. Amongst the factors the judges will take into account in considering submissions are the use made of volunteers, initiatives for young and old readers and the relative size of the libraries.
We look forward to seeing this initiative bringing real benefit to the county.
Follow the link for information on those shortlisted for the 2018 David Vaisey Library Prize.
HCG organised a meeting on 28 June as part of its contribution to the ‘big conversation’ on the strategy for Gloucestershire, focusing on anchor institutions.