Vote for your favourite large project or organisation in the 2017 Norfolk Arts Awards
PUBLISHED: 09:33 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 24 August 2017
From brilliant arts venues to wonderful artists to great festivals, an amazing array of cultural champions from across the county have been nominated for the 2017 EDP People’s Choice Awards - and now it is time for you to vote for who you think should win the best large project or organisation accolade.
The award is part of the annual Norfolk Arts Awards – and today we can reveal the final 10 in the running for the prize.
Now it is time for you to cast your online votes to decide who will be the ultimate winner of the 2017 EDP People’s Choice Award for best large project or organisation.
Voting is open now on this article and will close on September 6 at 4pm.
You can also vote for the winners of the best individual and best small project or organisation categories of the EDP People’s Choice Awards.
The final three in each category will be revealed in the EDP and the winners will be announced at the Norfolk Arts Awards which will take place at Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry on Friday, October 20.
In no particular order, the shortlisted 10 for the best large project or organisation category of the 2017 EDP People’s Choice Awards are:
NORWICH FILM FESTIVAL - Now in its seventh year, the festival showcases the best of local, UK and international short film in the city each November, providing a platform for new and existing filmmakers to showcase their work.
NORWICH FASHION WEEK - Norwich Fashion Week helps to put Norwich on the fashion map with a packed week of catwalk shows, workshops and seminars every March, providing a platform for new designers, artists and creatives as well promoting established designers, brands and shops in Norfolk.
ART FAIR EAST - Founded by Will Teather and Brian Korteling, Art Fair East sees artists, galleries and dealers from across the country and beyond gather at Norwich’s St Andrews’ Hall each December for the event which last year attracted more than 3,500 visitors.
NORWICH CASTLE EXHIBITIONS - The historic venue’s current exhibition Nelson and Norfolk is an extraordinary show dedicated to the Norfolk naval hero’s life and legacy and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see many of the exhibits. Its 2017 exhibition programme has also included Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House.
OPEN - The Norwich venue hosts a huge mix of great events ranging from music gigs and concerts to events such as the Norwich Body Art Festival to Oktoberfest. All events also help to support OPEN Youth Trust to provides opportunities for young people in Norfolk.
COME YEW IN! - This free touring production by Norwich-based theatre group The Common Lot celebrated the history and diversity of Norwich. It was performed at various locations across the city, involved a number of local schools and raised thousands of pounds for the charity New Routes.
THURSFORD CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR - This great celebration of the festive season is a three-hour performance packed full of singing, dancing, music, humour and variety, and each year it attracts huge audiences from across the country.
PRINCESS THEATRE - The Hunstanton venue presents everything from films to live broadcasts to live acts and family shows including Seaside Specials in the summer and pantomimes at Christmas.
DISS CORN HALL - The venue re-opened this year following a major refurbishment and it presents a varied programme of events including touring and local theatre, comedy, film and jazz clubs, talks and music.
GRAND NORWICH DUCK RACE - Now in its sixth year, the annual charity event sees an array of decorated ducks race along the River Wensum. The event attracts huge crowds and brings together local artists, businesses and organisations to raise funds for children’s charity Break.
The Norfolk Arts Awards is part of the Hostry Festival which will this year run from October 15 to 29.