AN Oscars-style event was held at Royal Nawaab in Perivale by IMPACT Theatre and Outreach Network.

It recognised the achievements of its learning-disabled performers and artists.

Disruption caused by the pandemic meant this was the first time the event had taken place since 2017.

Awards in 31 categories were presented to the learning disabled performers by celebrity presenters.

Stars included Kerry Godliman (actor and comedian from Derek, Bad Move and After Life), Susan Tully (actor, TV producer and director from EastEnders and Strike), Adrian Dunbar (actor, director and singer from Line of Duty and Ridley), John Marquez (actor and writer from Doc Martin and In the Club), Keith Waithe (award-winning flautist), Eve Stewart (Bafta-winning production designer and art director from The King’s Speech, Les Miserables and The Danish Girl) and Sharon Maughan (actor from Holby City and The Bank Job).

Also in attendance were Ealing North MP James Murray, the Mayor of Ealing, Cllr Mohinder Midha and the Deputy Lieutenant for Ealing, Richard Kornicki.

There was also a raffle held by Ealing Golf Club, which has nominated IMPACT as its charity of the year and he evening concluded with a signed dance by IMPACT’s performers, warmly applauded by more than 400 assembled guests.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate our performers and artists,” said Kim Mughan, artistic director of IMPACT.

The charity works with people with learning disabilities through performing and creative arts and alongside IMPACT Outreach Network, a not-for-profit provider of day services to people with learning disabilities through performing and creative arts.