MAN ENGINE makes National Lottery Awards Shortlist

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Golden Tree Production's MAN ENGINE has made the National Lottery Awards Shortlist which is the culmination of an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects. From more than 1,300 entrants the Man Engine has made the last seven in the 'Best Arts Project' category.

Will Coleman, Director of Golden Tree Productions said

“When he steamed through the Cornish Mining Landscape, our colossal mechanical tin miner unearthed a deep-rooted vein of pride and resilience running the length of the land. Nearly one-in-three of the entire population of Cornwall came together to celebrate our mining heritage.” 

The winners of the National Lottery Awards are decided by public voting which will start at 9am on THURS 29TH JUNE and close at midnight on THURS 27TH JULY.


The winners of each category will receive a National Lottery Awards Trophy and a £5,000 prize, to be spent on their project. The winners will be announced in August and representatives of all the winning projects will be invited to attend a BBC Awards ceremony and will have their work showcased on national television in September.

“It will be wonderful if everyone continues to support the Man Engine by voting for him as the UK’s Best Arts Project in the National Lottery Awards,” said Will, “It would be a massive help in our efforts to get the Man Engine back on the road and touring the UK in 2018.”

2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site (Cornish Mining World Heritage Site) as inscribed by UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Man Engine was part of the 'Tinth' Anniversary programme of events in 2016, celebrating a decade of global recognition of our outstanding mining landscapes and worldwide contribution to cultural heritage.