Fort Nelson nominated for national heritage award

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Fort Nelson has been shortlisted for a national heritage award for its work with young autistic teenagers from Portsmouth on a light artwork project.

The Royal Armouries was nominated in the Association for Heritage Interpretation Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation.

Light Fever, Painting 
the Fort with Light and the Strong Voices project has been shortlisted in the interpretation for a target audience category.

The project was an exhibition of images and accompanying soundscape by a group of young people from Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN).

The group worked with film artists and independent creative artist Ben Claybon to make the images and record the soundtrack, which became part of the exhibition at the museum.

The winners will be announced at the gala awards ceremony on October 21 at the Hilton Central Hotel, Newbury, Berkshire.