Epic AwardsThe Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year. The shortlist for #EpicAwards2018 has now been revealed! Find ot more about all of the projects on the shortlist and remember to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award. The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. Representatives of each of the winning projects (and national runners-up) will be invited to join us in Dublin in May to celebrate the #EpicAwards2018! This year's ceremony will take place in Richmond Barracks in Dublin on Thursday 3 May 2018. Our 2017 winners' reception took place in March at the incredible Sage Gateshead as part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival. See who the winners were at last year's event. Follow Voluntary Arts on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with news about this year's Epic Awards. People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show About Shortlist People's Choice Back to Home Aimee's Friday Art Group < Back to Shortlist An open art group in Prestatyn, Aimee's Friday Art Group supports people to improve their sense of wellbeing and engage with others; and which, due to its success, is receiving referrals from the Local Health Board as part of social prescribing. Aimee’s Friday Art Group has been running for three years at Prestatyn's Old Library. It is a two-hour session delivered every Friday morning throughout the year. The aim is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make art/crafts, have fun and enhance lives through art. Recent sessions have included experimenting with a variety of media including encaustic art, charcoal art, ceramics, illustration, and crafting. The group is open to anyone regardless of artistic ability or experience. Many of the participants have found more formal art sessions elsewhere to be uninviting or costly. Many have commented they feel much freer to express themselves here than they would elsewhere. Since 2017 the group has been receiving referrals from the local GPs and Occupational Therapists. People's Choice Award Vote for this group!