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STORY | Reimagine, Remake, Replay in the running for major National Lottery Project of the Year Award

6 Sep 2021

Nerve Centre’s 'Reimagine, Remake, Replay' project shortlisted for 'Project of the Year' in the 2021 National Lottery Awards.

Reimagine, Remake, Replay, a creative media programme that connects young people to heritage led by the Nerve Centre in Derry, beat off stiff competition from more than 1500 entries to reach the public voting stage. The National Lottery Awards celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

Reimagine, Remake, Replay is among 17 shortlisted finalists from across the UK, who will compete in a four-week public vote to be named the inaugural National Lottery Project of the Year. Winners will receive a £3,000 cash prize for their project and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy.

Reimagine, Remake, Replay is led by Nerve Centre, National Museums Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Museums Council and Northern Ireland Screen. The project seeks to engage young people with museums in new meaningful ways using creative media and digital technology. Throughout the pandemic, the project adapted by moving all activity online while museums were forced to close their doors and still ran hugely successful events such as a mental health festival, creative writing and mobile photography and illustration programmes.

Joe Carlin, Reimagine, Remake, Replay project manager added: “Reimagine, Remake, Replay invites young people to transform their place in museums by using innovative digital technology and creative methods to respond to collections. Seven museums have opened their collections to you people, meaning our project reaches young people from all corners of Northern Ireland."

National Lottery funding has allowed our participants to create events with record-breaking figures, pioneering youth-led initiatives and champion mental health support in museums.

 “Throughout the pandemic, we have adapted to move all activity online and continue to provide meaningful benefits for all involved. It would be a great recognition for all involved to be named National Lottery Project of the Year.”

To vote for Reimagine, Remake, Replay please go to lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards.  Or simply use the Twitter hashtag #NLAReimagine. Voting runs from 9am on 6 September until 5pm on 4 October