Finalists revealed for the EDP People’s Choice Awards 2018

Finalists in the EDP People's Choice Awards

Finalists in the EDP People's Choice Awards - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people voted for their cultural champions in the small organisation, large organisation and individual categories and we can now reveal the top three in each group.

Hostry Festival 2018 launch night at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. Credit: Simon Finlay Photograp

Hostry Festival 2018 launch night at The Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. Credit: Simon Finlay Photography. - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

The People's Choice Awards are part of the Norfolk Arts Awards night which takes place on October 19 as part of the Hostry Festival.

The Hostry Festival is returning for its eighth year from October 13 to 28 with a jam-packed programme of art, theatre and music.

Ten nomimnees were shortlisted in each category and an online public vote has decided the top three.

Stash Kirkbride, co-founder of the Norfolk Arts Awards, said: 'It is so fantastic to see more people than even last year have voted, and its also great news the nine finalists represent such different parts of the county.

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'Good luck to this year's nominees, and we look forward to welcoming them all at this year's Norfolk Arts Awards on Friday October 19, where the winner in each category will be announced.'

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Cat Chapman (Norwich)

Founder and artistic director of the all-male youth Legacy Dance Company UK. She is an ex professional performer and qualified dance teacher and is dedicated to providing high quality dance and theatre training to young people in East Anglia.

Tim Lane (Lakenham)

Tim Lane writes songs and plays. This year he co-wrote At The Turning of the Tide for Crude Apache and An Honest Gentleman for Stuff of Dreams. He also leads, and plays guitar with, The Punch House Band. He regularly uses Norfolk stories and characters in his work.

Anna Mudeka (Southburgh)

Musician and dancer Anna Mudeka specialises in music from Sub-Saharan Africa, teaching and performing across the world. She runs the Southburgh Festival of World Music and founded The Mudeka Foundation, funding education for orphans in her native Zimbabwe. She is currently working on Kure Kure a new theatrical and multi-media show.

Make sure to support your favourite candidate by visiting the Norfolk Arts Awards website.

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