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Dusty shortlisted for Arts Awards

20 September 2021

Well known James Paget Volunteer Chaplain Maureen ‘Dusty’ Miller has been short listed in the Norfolk Arts Awards 2021 in the Best Individual category.

Dusty has volunteered at the hospital since 1982 and, now aged 86, she continues to provide invaluable support and assistance to our patients, visitors and staff.

She is well known in Gorleston, and further afield, for her service to the arts community. Having been inspired by her teachers, she became addicted to the arts at the tender age of seven. Since then she has served the theatre faithfully appearing and directing on many local stages.  A founder member of the Lowestoft Players and the Quay Siders Theatre Company, she is a former trustee of St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth and co-founded the highly successful Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre Company at Gorleston in the early 1980s. 

Dusty is now, with conductor Julie Shiret, promoting the James Paget University Hospital Choir and is still performing, recently raising over £2,000 for the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre Restoration Fund through the ‘Thank You For The Years’ show. 

Now we’re encouraging you to show your support for Dusty by voting for her in the Norfolk Arts Awards. Please use the link below to record your vote;

Vote for your winners at the Norfolk Arts Awards 2021 | Eastern Daily Press (

A head and shoulders photograph of Dusty Miller