Acting Now’s founder and artistic director nominated in Social Awards

Yesterday Marina Pallares flew to Barcelona to attend the ceremony that would reveal the name of the winner of the FPdGi Social Award. This organisation, the Princess of Girona Foundation, selects a few key young Spanish people every year who are making a remarkable contribution to the world through their work.

FPdGi recognises different categories such Arts and Literature, Business, Scientific research and Social, in which Marina was nominated for recognition of her professional career. During the last 16 years, she has used theatre to encourage others to take action and stay positive about life’s difficulties.

Although the award did not come her way this time, we feel just as proud and satisfied, as having been among the nominees is a great achievement for her and a motivation to keep working hard for many more years. It was also a great opportunity to meet people who are doing inspirational work in Spain and across the world, like winner Luz Rello, who uses artificial intelligence technology to fight dislexia.

I bet Marina wouldn´t mind to stay a bit longer in sunny Spain but she is already flying back as we have a busy week coming! Don´t lose track of our upcoming events:

  • Next Thursday we will be taking part in “Inspire: Women & Social Enterprise”, organised by Anglia Ruskin University. Come along to explore the journey of women who studied at ARU and are now running their own successful business!
  •  And you still have time to join “Beyond Borders and Boundaries“, a theatre workshop about the refugee injustice that we are delivering in partnership with Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum. It will take place on Saturday 14th of May at Friends’ Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane in Cambridge, from 10am to 2pm.
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