Tuesday, 28 June 2011

MERVYN PEAKE AWARDS 2011 - Part One

Jane and I have been invited to the Mervyn Peake Awards (http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/mervynpeake) in London on 8th July next and I have been asked to speak which is both a great honour and very nerve wracking. The slideshow of the photographs in the project will be on show at the Awards.

 It is the 100th anniversary of Mervyn Peake's birth and the 10th anniversary of the Awards. Mervyn Peake suffered from Parkinson's Disease and, after his death, his family instituted the awards in his memory.

DAME HELEN MIRREN
(Photograph by Giles Keyte)
I am proud and pleased to say that Dame Helen Mirren has given her support for the "Over the Hill" project and has said the following:-

"I have heard about Tim Andrews' photographic project “Over the Hill: A Photographic Journey”. As is well known, the plight of people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease is something close to my heart. This project and the exhibition of photographs at the Guernsey Photography Festival in June and the Mervyn Peake Awards in July are being supported by the charity, Parkinson’s UK, which works so hard to help people like Tim by raising funds for research into new medication and treatments and ultimately a cure. I wish Tim and the charity every success with the project and their endeavours to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease in the process."

 - Dame Helen Mirren  

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