AN ART project in Worcestershire has won a national award.

The Ring has been declared ‘best large scale arts and cultural event’ in this year’s Canal & River Trust Living Waterways national awards.

Members of the project team collected the award at a ceremony in Birmingham.

The Ring was a celebration of the 21-mile circle of natural and historic waterways that make up the Mid-Worcestershire Ring, commissioned by the Canal & River Trust as a part of their ‘Arts on the Waterways’ programme.

Linking the Droitwich canals, Worcester & Birmingham canal and the River Severn, the route flows through the urban and rural landscapes of Worcester and Droitwich. Between March and October 2018, new art, literature, music, talks and workshops were presented for local people and visitors to enjoy.

Artistic director Cathy Mager said: “We were delighted to win this prestigious national award as we were up against some tough competition. Our team, artists and volunteers worked so hard to create and deliver this ground-breaking programme."