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You wait ages for some disability awards and then ...

Damon Rose Damon Rose | 14:03 UK time, Wednesday, 25 November 2009

... 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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Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Hey Damon! Did I tell that WorkABILITY that I work for is up for a Disabled Young person's award on Monday at the RADAR Disabled People of the Year awards? Ha! ha! It's me and my two colleagues that have been nominated for this award by our manager Nigel. Wish us luck, will you be there Damon and the rest of the Ouch team? Come it will be fun!

  • Comment number 2.

    I was flicking about on the disability sports website and found a link to this site, so sorry I'm new.
    About awards ceremonies though. DOn't get me started. I find it really annoying for the BBC Sports Personality that some of the Paralympic grade athletes, sorry I mean specifically cycling and swimming cos they're the only ones I watch regularly. Anyway they achieve amazing things, for example Sarah Storey broke her own cycling track world record for the 3K pursuit, and Heather Frederiksen is constantly churning out new world records, yet never do you see any paralympians nominated for the awards.
    I know Ellie Simmonds won the YP Sports Personality last year, and she is a mate of mine and I was weel pleased for her, but that is it.
    It just gets so frustrating sometimes cos nobody seems to acknowledge these achievements for how fantastic they really are!

    Sorry, rant over now.

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  • Comment number 5.

    Thanks Damon Rose. I could see a list of all the winners can be found on Mind's website. I also happy to see my name in the winners list. I am very much eager to nominate. Thanks for such an wonderful article. Handsoff to you.

  • Comment number 6.

    I missed to enjoy the live Cultural Diversity Networks inaugural awards ceremony. I was working with a Misting website. But later on i read news from official site of Cultural Diversity Networks here: www.culturaldiversitynetwork.co.uk/news.php . Best wishes to Storyville's rockumentary and other winners.

    After that i got chance to views Shappi Khorsandi's interview only by visiting this article. Yes, actually i found Mind's website here

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