Merseyway shopping centre’s community art and photography campaign, ‘Celebrating Stockport’ has been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Purple Apple Marketing Awards.
Recognising effective shopping and town centre marketing, the Purple Apple’s are a coveted award within the UK retail property sector.
Celebrating Stockport’s rich heritage and vibrant community through art, Merseyway’s ‘Celebrating Stockport’ has been a year long project, which has been shortlisted in the awards ‘Events’ category.
The first part of the project saw local school pupils create silk paintings of Stockport, past, present and future including historical buildings, natural landscapes and other popular local attractions, which were used to create a stunning heritage montage which now has a permanent home along the shopping centre’s outside staircase.
The second part was a community photography competition. Local professional and amateur photographers were invited to share photographs of the places and people they love most in Stockport, with the winning entries were featuring in a pop-up exhibition.
Brendan Webb, Centre Manager at Merseyway said: “Our inclusion in this shortlist is a great achievement for the centre. Merseyway is incredibly proud of its heritage and our Celebrating Stockport art project is a great testament to what can be achieved when working collaboratively with the local community.”
“Congratulations to the team at Merseyway. This is a fantastic achievement and I’m delighted that their work celebrating our town and the many things that make it so great have been recognised. Merseyway and Stockport is home to an ever growing range of events, and I’d encourage everyone to head down to our town centre and discover all these for themselves,” commented Paul Richards, Director of Development and Regeneration at Stockport Council.
The winner will be announced at the REVO Purple Apple Marketing Awards ceremony on Thursday 10 May 2018 in London.