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Vote for your favourite Large Venue / Festival / Organisation / Production in the 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards

PUBLISHED: 13:55 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:07 30 August 2016

Binham Priory Concerts, Cinema City, Diss Corn Hall
, King’s Lynn Festival

, Laugh in the Park


, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
, Norwich Philharmonic Society, Open, Thursford Christmas Spectacular and The Voice Project have all been shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards - vote below for your favourite.

Binham Priory Concerts, Cinema City, Diss Corn Hall , King’s Lynn Festival , Laugh in the Park , Norfolk & Norwich Festival , Norwich Philharmonic Society, Open, Thursford Christmas Spectacular and The Voice Project have all been shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards - vote below for your favourite.

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From festivals and theatre companies who put on great entertainment to visual artists who produce amazing work - a wonderful array of cultural champions have been shortlisted in our 2016 EDP People’s Choice Awards, and now it’s time to vote for your favourite Large Venue / Festival / Organisation / Production.

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

The award is part of the annual Norfolk Arts Awards – and today we can reveal the final 10.

Now it is time for you to cast your votes to decide who will be the ultimate winners of the 2016 prizes for best Large Venue / Festival / Organisation / Production.

Voting will close on September 18.

The final three 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 21.

The shortlisted 10 are:

Cinema City – the Norwich cinema offers film fans a wide-ranging programme. A new screen heritage and film education centre, called the John Hurt Studio, is to open at the venue next month and aims to make Cinema City Education’s activities more accessible to people of all ages.

King’s Lynn Festival – the festival presents high-quality music performances as well as talks, comedy, films and more. This year’s event broke box office records, attracting thousands of people to more than 40 events.


Diss Corn Hall – the arts venue has built up a great reputation for its programme of theatre, comedy, music and more. It is currently undergoing a £2 million refurbishment project and has taken its entertainment programme on tour.


Binham Priory Concerts – for the past 20 years Binham Priory has held a summer series of concerts in the beautiful medieval setting, attracting professional musicians of international repute.


Norwich Philharmonic Society – an audience of almost 2,000 people gave the Norwich Philharmonic Society a five minute standing ovation for the epic performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.8 at the Norfolk Showground Arena in May. It was the climax of the society’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

The Voice Project – the Norwich-based open-access choir is a previous EDP People’s Choice Awards winner. The project – a regular at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival – has presented vocal spectacles at venues ranging from Norwich Cathedral to Holkham Hall and each year gives local people the chance to perform new original music created by professional composers.

Laugh in the Park – Red Card Comedy Club runs the annual Laugh In The Park festival which brings top comedy acts to Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens each summer.


Norfolk & Norwich Festival – the arts extravaganza brings 17 days of weird and wonderful entertainment to the city and county each May. It features acts from around the world and closer to home, and is one of the biggest international arts festivals in the UK.


Open – the Norwich based charity aims to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk by helping them gain skills and confidence through a range of different activities. The charity is based in a multi-purpose venue which also hosts live music and other events.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular –the festive spectacular is said to be the largest Christmas show in the UK and is celebrating its 40th year. It entertains about 120,000 people each year, with people coming from far and wide to see the show.

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