Annual Orange awards evening

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Orange banners paying tribute to a heroine Ulster soldier and marking Londonderry’s status as UK City of Culture are among the nominees for a prestigious award this Saturday.

The recognition by a Comber Orange Lodge for local Army medic, Corporal Channing Day, and visual illustrations of Northern Ireland’s second city feature in the ‘Best New Banner’ category at this year’s Orange Community Awards being staged at the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey.

Artistic images depicting Oliver Cromwell, tributes to the fallen of the First World War and Ulster Defence Regiment, and individual lodge landmarks also feature in the closely contested category.

The Orange Community Awards – now in their ninth year - are held annually to showcase the community work undertaken by members of the Loyal Institution.

A full programme of entertainment on the night includes Ulster Scots group, Stonewall, and Major Sinclair Memorial Pipe Band.

Tickets can be obtained for the awards ceremony by contacting the theatre box office on 028 9034 0202 or via Tickets cost £8 each.