You wait ages for some disability awards and then ...
... two come along at once.
We're getting into 'awards season' now the year is closing. Last night was a particularly busy night for awards with a disability theme.
We'll start with the Cultural Diversity Networks inaugural awards ceremony at Channel 4's Horseferry Road offices in central London. The evening was hosted by comedian Alan Carr - not averse to a bit of diversity himself - and amongst the winners were BBC Storyville's rockumentary about learnie punk band Heavyload (Met Film Ltd, HI8US) under the 'Excellence in creative output - diverse content' category.
Listen to an interview and live performance from them, originally featured on our talk show while they were filming.
For more details about the event and other nominees and winners check out the Cultural Diversity Network website.
Over at BAFTA were the 2009 Mind Mental Health Media Awards hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi. Huge congratulations to OUCH! contributor Seaneen Molloy for her factual drama 'Do's and don'ts for the mentally interesting' (BBC Radio 4) based on her almost legendary and perhaps way too honest blog.
Amongst the other winners were: BBC Newsnight, Alastair Campbell's documentary 'Cracking Up' (part of the BBC Headroom campaign). And big soap EastEnders received the prestigious 'Making a Difference' award. A list of all the winners can be found on Mind's website
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