Norfolk Arts Awards 2018

AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS


THE BUSINESS AND THE ARTS AWARD
Sponsored by Fosters Solicitors

Nominees:
Kate Roma – broadcaster at Future Radio
Michael Rooney – Chair of Break charity

WINNER: KATE ROMA


THE THEATRE AWARD
Sponsored by The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Nominees:
Peter Butler – Norwich Puppet Theatre
John and Elizabeth Stokes – theatre practitioners

WINNER: JOHN AND ELIZABETH STOKES


THE VISUAL ARTS AWARD
Sponsored by Norwich University of the Arts

Nominees:
Fiona Roberts – visual artist
Rebecca Tough and Hannalore Smith – Artpocket

WINNER: FIONA ROBERTS


THE JARROLD NEW WRITING AWARD
Sponsored by the John Jarrold Trust

Nominees:
Noirwich Crime Writing Festival
Sarah Perry – for her novel Melmoth

WINNER: SARAH PERRY


THE MUSIC AWARD
Sponsored by Ashwood Studios

Nominees:
Elizabeth Watts – classical singer
The Vagaband – roots/rock group

WINNER: THE VAGABAND


THE BROADCAST AND MEDIA AWARD
Sponsored by the University of East Anglia

Nominees:
David Whiteley – for TV documentary The Galaxy Britain Built
Wally Webb – BBC Radio Norfolk

WINNER: WALLY WEBB


THE DR FRANK BATES DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE AWARD
Sponsored by Jane Hawksley, relative of Dr Frank Bates

Nominees:
The Cromer Pier Summer Show
Blakeney Players – theatre company

WINNER: THE CROMER PIER SUMMER SHOW


THE DIVERSITY AWARD
Sponsored by Norwich Arts Centre

Nominees:
James McDermott – playwright
Rosie Arnold – Norwich’s first Women of the World Festival

WINNER: ROSIE ARNOLD


THE EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY AWARD
Sponsored by Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse

Nominees:
Guy Martin – Cinema City Education
Elli Chapman – Culture Works East

WINNER: GUY MARTIN


THE PETER BARROW BURSARY AWARD

Nominees:
Alice Forder – City College student
Lucy Jackson – student of the Theatre Royal Junior Arts Courses
Freya Windsor – City College student

WINNER: LUCY JACKSON


THE NORFOLK ICON AWARD
Sponsored by City College Norwich

WINNER: COLIN SELF


EDP PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST INDIVIDUAL
Sponsored by Eastern Daily Press

Nominees:
Anna Mudeka – musician and dancer
Tim Lane – writer
Cat Chapman – Legacy Dance Company

WINNER: CAT CHAPMAN


EDP PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SMALL ORGANISATION
Sponsored by Eastern Daily Press

Nominees:
The Dereham Blues Festival
Tin House – community arts company
Sheringham Little Theatre

WINNER: SHERINGHAM LITTLE THEATRE


EDP PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST LARGE ORGANISATION
Sponsored by Eastern Daily Press

Nominees:
Cromer Seaside Special
GoGoHares 2018
Norfolk & Norwich Festival

WINNER: GOGOHARES


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS AWARD
Sponsored by Norwich High School for Girls

WINNERS:
Dick Palmer, Chief Executive of the Ten Group

Emma Knights, EDP Arts Correspondent
Graham Tuttle, CEO Norfolk Community Foundation
Paul Barnes, radio presenter
Mark Hazell, Norwich Theatre Royal Marketing Manager
Michael Rooney, fundraiser


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Sponsored by Norse Group & Norwich City Council

WINNER: PETER JAY, GREAT YARMOUTH HIPPODROME


All photos by Simon Finlay Photography


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