"Here at Theatre Peckham, we are absolutely honoured to receive the Drama and Theatre Magazine Editors Award from the Music and Drama Awards. It has been a tremendously challenging year for many in the arts, and we’ve worked incredibly hard to adapt our programme to become a hub for digital creative activity, classes for children, masterclasses, and development training for emerging artists, ensuring we were able to support our community creatively. This award is a huge boost for the team, recognising our continued commitment to our community over the past year, and from here we are incredibly hopeful that our doors will open soon and we look forward to welcoming young people back into our creative home."
"From our very humble beginnings in 2006 with 121 classes in my loft room to having a music room for 40 people, The Bollywood Academy by Shaheen Chino Khan has come a long way. Today, it offers everything from language classes and Bollywood karaoke nights to performance opportunities in our choir. Students can learn on line from anywhere in the world and at all ages and entry levels. I'm so grateful for this award. I'm just doing what I love, but being acknowledged and recognised for it means the world to me. Thank you."
Shaheen Chino Khan