Luton & Bedfordshire Community Awards – Luton Peace Riots

We are very pleased to announce that at the Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards on 11th October, 2019 we were awarded the prize for Community Arts Project of the Year. Thank you to all of you who have supported us in commemorating the Centenary of the 1919 Luton Peace Day Riots over the summer – very much a shared endeavour!

The Luton & Bedfordshire Community Awards is an annual ceremony, celebrating the unsung heroes of our diverse and multicultural community and applauding those that that seek to make the lives of others, easier, happier and more fulfilled. The Community Awards is now in its 10th successive year and continues to see great support from the local community.  The award ceremony was held on Friday 11th October.

Luton’s Best Awards – Luton Peace Riots

We are also very pleased to report that Cultural Histories CIC were awarded “Runner Up” in the Leisure and Culture category at Luton Best Awards ceremony on Friday 22nd November in recognition of our involvement in the Luton Peace Riots centenary celebrations. The Luton’s Best Awards in partnership with Love Luton, celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations who make Luton a better place. This year marks the award’s 10th Anniversary.

Nominated by the public, the winners are from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the town. Their achievements are awe-inspiring and a lesson to us all. They say they are ordinary people, but quite their acts are truly extraordinary.


Since the first Luton’s Best Awards in 2009 many of our local businesses and leading local figures from show-business, sport, politics and the arts have all taken part. Hosted by Andrew Castle, the Awards attract an audience of 300 and has previously been live-screened to enable others to be part of the event.


Our winners come from hundreds of public nominations and stories of remarkable individuals put forward by local voluntary and charities. They are whittled down to a shortlist from which our judging panel, made up of sponsors who all have a stake in the future and success of our town.