Benbo Productions celebrate Prix Europa

7/12/2013 "Franciso " a radio drama written by Donal O'Kelly and broadcast on Ocean FM wins the Prix Europa in Berlin for Best Radio Fiction Series .It's the first time a local radio station has won the award, the first time that a drama with Irish language content has won and only the second time an independent production company has won.Pic Shows. Writer/Director Donal O'Kelly pictured at actor Jaimie Carswell at the party.Photo Brian FarrellMore info Benbo Productions, Ocean FM and the Glens Centre celebrated winning the Prix Europa for Best Radio Fiction Series in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton on Saturday. The band Tropicana Music provided the music for a memorable knees-up to welcome the Prix Europa bull to north Leitrim. When the Spanish Armada set sail from Lisbon in the summer of 1588, it was the largest military operation that ever set sail. Weeks later, many of its most powerful ships were wrecked on the coast of northwest Ireland.  There is a thriving artistic community in the northwest of
Benbo Productions, Ocean FM and the Glens Centre celebrated winning the Prix Europa for Best Radio Fiction Series in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton on Saturday.

Benbo Productions, Ocean FM and the Glens Centre celebrated winning the Prix Europa for Best Radio Fiction Series in the Glens Centre Manorhamilton on Saturday.

Francisco is a universal story set in our region that merges the global with the local, with resonances for today’s world. Writer/Director Donal O’Kelly is pictured at actor Jaimie Carswell at the party.

Photo Brian Farrell