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Vote for your favourite small organisation or project in the 2017 Norfolk Arts Awards

PUBLISHED: 09:33 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 24 August 2017

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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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 small organisation or project accolade.

The 2016 EDP People's Choice Award winners Cinema City, The Nimmo Twins and Sheringham Little Theatre at the 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral.

Photo: Simon Finlay Photography. The 2016 EDP People's Choice Award winners Cinema City, The Nimmo Twins and Sheringham Little Theatre at the 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Simon Finlay Photography.

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 organisation or project.

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 large 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 small organisation or project category of the 2017 EDP People’s Choice Awards are:

NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE - As well as presenting puppet shows and workshops for all ages, Norwich Puppet Theatre also does lots of schools and community projects and carries the city’s name across the UK and abroad with its touring shows, including Three Colours which is heading to Shanghai.

THE ORCHESTRATE! PROJECT - Under the direction of John Stephens, the project gives young musicians the chance to take part in ensemble music making and includes a training orchestra, youth orchestra, chamber orchestra and youth choir.

LOST IN TRANSLATION CIRCUS - The company is fast becoming one of the country’s leading contemporary circus companies and its Norwich base, the Oak Circus Centre, also hosts classes and events for all abilities.

MY FIRST PANTO: CINDERELLA - Norwich-based All-In Productions and The Garage’s very first pantomime was a truly interactive show which welcomed young children and their families into the world of pantimime. The children could do everything from colour in the set to sing and dance with the performers.

STUFF OF DREAMS THEATRE COMPANY - Specialising in original writing inspired by East Anglian history, the touring company has a a reputation for telling old stories in new ways and its latest show is the Cold War thriller Anglian Mist.

UKE EAST - Returning for a fourth year this September, the ukulele festival welcomes musicians and non-musicians alike with a packed programme that finishes with a big busk on the streets of Norwich.

JDT MUSIC ACADEMY - The Dereham-based academy inspires people of all ages and abilities to enjoy music-making and has even set a Guinness World Record with an 80-hour drumming marathon. JDT is at the heart of the Dereham community, most recently helping to run the entertainment stage at the town’s carnival.

INTELLECTUAL HOOLIGANS - The Norwich-based improv comedy troupe are described as “a joy to watch” and have sold out show after show with their Whose Line Is It Anyway?-style performance in which audience suggestions are used to play a variety of improv games.

DPA ACADEMY OF DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS - The Gorleston-based academy bridges the gap between drama and dance clubs and further education, giving young people fantastic opportunities to join classes for fun or to prepare them for future careers in performance.

GROUNDWORK GALLERY - The innovative King’s Lynn gallery focuses on both art and the environment, aiming to show how art can lead us to think more carefully about the changing world and help to shape its future.

The Norfolk Arts Awards is part of the Hostry Festival which will this year run from October 15 to 29.

For more information about the Norfolk Arts Awards and the Hostry Festival, visit www.norfolkartsawards.org and www.hostryfestival.org

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