Critics give award to venue that they never reviewNews
The church of St Mary’s Perivale, on the outskirts of London, has been voted Lockdown Star in the annual Critics’ Circle awards.
St Mary’s streamed 156 concerts during lockdown from an empty church, with no public funding.
Only one problem: these concerts hardly ever get reviewed by the critics who have given the award.
The concerts are run by a maverick group of retired volunteers who pay musicians from their own resources, shelling out more that £50,000 during lockdown.
More info at www.st-marys-perivale.org.uk.