Nick Darke Writers’ Award Ceremony Hosted by The National Theatre

Thursday 3 November 2016
Nick Darke by Steve Tanner.

The Nick Darke Writers' Award, funded by Falmouth, will this year be presented at one of the country's most prominent arts venues – The National Theatre on London's South Bank.

Taking place on Wednesday 9 November, the award celebrates the life of Cornish playwright, Nick Darke, by supporting and promoting new writing for stage.

Over a thousand submissions were received from all over the globe, before a judging panel of renowned directors, writers and producers created a shortlist of seven writers.

Dr Niamh Downing, Head of English & Writing at Falmouth University, said: "Nick Darke was an innovative and inspirational writer. It is a huge privilege for Falmouth University to be able to work with his wife and family to support the work of talented writers.

"Falmouth is now the country's top creative arts university and as such, we are committed to fostering creativity and inclusivity across the arts.

"Hosting the award ceremony at The National Theatre is a wonderful opportunity to bring together shortlisted writers, previous winners, industry leaders and lovers of literature in an iconic location to celebrate Nick Darke's enduring legacy."