ACE announces winners of community publishing prize

26 November 2002, United Kingdom

Two publications have received the annual Raymond Williams Community Publishing Prize the Arts Council of England (ACE) recently announced. Valued at £5,000, the prize is awarded for work of outstanding creative and imaginative quality which is deemed to reflect the voices and experiences of people in English communities. The winners are as follows: Watercress But No Sandwiches, 300 Years of the Columbia Road Area by Linda Wilkinson - an oral history of a charity housing estate in Bethnal Green, London, with photos and stories about the eight streets and the people who comprise Jesus Hospital Estate. Tangles and Starbursts by Sharon Bailey and Julia Darling - explores the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on sufferers, their carers, social workers, doctors and voluntary workers. The judges for this year's award were: Professor Eric Bolton, member of the Booktrust Board and former Professor of Teacher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, Claire Malcolm, Director of New Writing North, and Gary McKeone, Director of Literature at the Arts Council of England.