Stonehaven woman wins charity award

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A Stonehaven resident has won an award for her work with a charity which she launched at the beginning of this year.

Phillipa Roberts was one of the Individual winners at the Aberdeen Impact Awards.

The awards, which are run by local charity ACVO (Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations), aim to raise awareness of the volume, variety and impact of the not for profit work being carried out within Aberdeen City.

Phillipa was nominated for the award and at the Volunteers Fayre on July 28 was presented with her award by STV journalist Norman MacLeod.

Philippa has been working with adults with complex needs for around thirty years. Earlier this year, she set up the inclusive arts charity Mixed Fish which encourages and enables cultural involvement for everyone.

The charity does this by working in partnership with local artists and musicians.

Mixed Fish performed on stage in the Music Hall at the fayre with members from The Jesus House gospel choir, the group also previewed their first piece of animation “Ask Me” which expressed peoples hopes for the new Self Directed Support Act.

On Saturday (September 1) Mixed Fish have a preview of their mixed media arts exhibition which will run for a month and is also part of NEOS.

Between September 2 and September 28 Mixed Fish will be exhibiting in the Art Gallery within Aberdeen Arts Centre in partnership with North East artist Cath Roberts. ‘Collaborative IDENTITies’ is an exhibition of works that explore association & alliance, unveiling connections with others, objects and events.

In addition to work created by members of Mixed Fish there will be personal works from the artists who have worked in partnership with Rhiannon Wilmott Roberts, Edward Campbell and Philippa Roberts. Fine arts graduate Andrew Boyd will curate the exhibition.