The award's name might be tongue in cheek, but it was well earned for the Mechanics Institute.CHALPAT SONTI July 24, 2014 3:25am
The powerpoint says it all for Libby Webster and the Tallarook Mechanics Institute, presented with the award by Kane Forbes, Regional Arts Victoria's performing arts touring manager.
Tallarook Mechanics Institute is a bit of a kick-ass venue for events, and now that’s been made official.
The hall’s Libby Webster on Friday became the third winner of Regional Arts Victoria’s Most Kick-Ass Presenter Award.
She beat off competition from much larger venues including Ballarat, Warrnambool and Wangaratta.
While delighted to win the award, Ms Webster said the focus should be on the venue.
‘‘It is a terrific accolade for our tiny hall,’’ she said.
And that was backed by Regional Arts Victoria performing arts manager Kane Forbes.
‘‘You can rest assured the Tallarook Mechanics Institute is a celebrated national location,’’ he told the Telegraph.
‘‘Everyone absolutely loves performing at Tallarook hosted by Libby and her team. It’s one of the best nights on any tour. It’s famous.’’
While the award was partially tongue-in-cheek it had a serious side, Mr Forbes said.
‘‘There are people who are exceptional at their job but don’t fall under the criteria for current awards and it is important to recognise them. Libby absolutely meets that, no questions.
‘‘She is a volunteer .
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