Lucy-Ellen wows with fimo bracelet

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Fine art student Lucy-Ellen Oakden from Kimberley scooped first prize at Nottingham’s Creative Awards.

The teenager who studies at New College Nottingham won first place in the fashion category for a bracelet made out of fimo.

The bracelet depicted Nottingham features and events with delicately-made charms representing Robin Hood hat, a goose, a Caribbean head-dress and a Bramley apple.

Lucy-Ellen, who won £100, said: “Taking part in the competition was a great experience. I was really surprised to come first in my category because the standard was so high.”

Held at Nottingham Contemporary, the awards evening included an acoustic set by college music student, Georgie Rose.

Guests also heard from Nottingham television and theatre writer William Ivory, who wrote Made in Dagenham.

Cllr David Mellen, Chair of the One Nottingham Board, said: “This is a great opportunity for Nottingham’s talented and creative young people to showcase their work to a wider audience and for Nottingham to show just how fabulous and innovative this city is.”

“We have a wealth of creative industries, artists and film-makers and we have lots of young people in schools and colleges who produce high quality work. Our challenge is to link them together to make Nottingham a world class centre of creative, talented entrepreneurs and young people.”

Lucy-Ellen is currently studying Level 3 Diploma in Fine Art.

New College Nottingham won first place in six out of nine categories.

The awards gave young people across the city the opportunity to step into the limelight and be recognised for their creative talents.

The awards is in its fourth year and to celebrate the Olympics, the theme this year was ‘Nottingham Welcomes the World’.