The City's hosting of RWC2015 won the Event award at the Exeter Living Awards last night (14 April), as well as the Platinum Award for the strongest category winner. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum was shortlisted in the Arts category and the Leisure & Tourism category, which were won by The Bike Shed Theatre and Exeter Street Food.
Victoria Hatfield, Economy & Tourism Manager for Exeter City Council, said: "I am delighted that we have been recognised for staging this amazing international event. Working in partnership with Devon County Council and Sandy Park and the emergency services, we delivered a truly memorable experience not only for the people of Exeter but for those visiting this great city.
"For those who were unable to attend the matches at Sandy Park we put on a popular Fanzone in Northernhay Gardens and showcased Exeter on TV to a worldwide audience."
The other entries shortlisted for the Event category were:
• Exeter Phoenix
• Exeter Street Food
• South West Chef of the Year
• Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink
• TEDx Exeter
For a full list of award winners and shortlisted entries go
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