Portrush man awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours have just been announced and local man Brian Logan has been awarded the Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM). Brian has a long association with Portrush’s Ballywillan Drama Group.

After receiving word of his award Brian said, “I am humbled to receive this honour acknowledging my work in drama and the performing arts.

My career in theatre and entertainments across Northern Ireland and beyond seems to have flown by and I have enjoyed every minute of it. There is a great feeling of satisfaction and pride in watching audiences react to a production which you helped create.

I want to thank those people who inspired me during my formative years and all those who have worked with me over the decades staging great shows and productions.

Especially I need to thank all my friends in Ballywillan Drama Group who have supported me over the years. Working together we have created many wonderful pieces of drama and theatre, encouraged and developed our youth and entertained hundreds of thousands of audience members. As the saying goes – without you none of this would have been possible!

Finally, a word of thanks and love to my best friend and wife, Sharon, who has been by my side helping and encouraging me.”