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Durham, DH1 3EH

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The Culture Awards

 

The Culture Awards celebrate and showcase the cultural infrastructure and diversity of our fantastic region, from the Tees Valley to the Scottish Borders.

The Awards are a great demonstration that talent truly abounds in the North East and we have a wealth of great art and culture to be proud of here.

With the Awards now into their fourteenth year, and with the challenges the sector has had to face, it is an absolute delight to be able to celebrate the talent and considerable achievements of our regions cultural, heritage and arts sector in association with our headline sponsor, Durham County Council.

The awards encompass the whole North East region and have a packed artistic schedule showcasing some of the region’s top talents in music, art, dance and comedy.

Join us in the spectacular surroundings of Durham Cathedral as we celebrate and do our bit to help get the creative sector back on it’s feet in the North East!

Huge congratulations to our shortlisted finalists:

WRITER OF THE YEAR

Fiona Ellis

Linda France

Jessica Johnson

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by The Northern School of Art

Farrah Cave

Andrew Finnigan

Lizzie Lovejoy

The Spaghetti Factory

 

VISUAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR, sponsored by MIMA & Teesside University

Steve Messam

Helen Pailing

Narbi Price

 

PERFORMING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Field Music

Jodie Nicholson

Shakk

 

PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR, sponsored by North East Culture Partnership

Lisette Auton for Writing the Missing: A River Cycle

Northern Heartlands for Song of Our Heartland

Opera Sunderland for The Soldier’s Return

Paul Smith and Museums Northumberland for A Concert for the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic

 

BEST EVENT, sponsored by University of Sunderland

Durham Music’s Big Play 2021

GIFT 2020 (Gateshead International Festival of Theatre)

In the Castle of My Skin by Sonia Boyce at MIMA

Sunderland Stories

A Touch of Colour by Let’s Circus at Woodhorn

 

SPECIAL AWARD FOR YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT, sponsored by Northumberland County Council

Jack Drum Arts for Doorstep Gigs

Takeover Festival, South Shields

Young Musicians Project, Sunderland

 

ARTS COUNCIL AWARD, supported by Arts Council England

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia: ‘The World How Wide’, commissioned by Sage Gateshead

Mimazina

Re-imagining Pride

 

BEST ARTS & BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP, sponsored by The Northern Studios

Beamish Museum and Reece Group

Luxi and the Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership

Mortal Fools and Vida Creative

Sunderland Culture, Sunderland Software City, Arts Council Collection & Bloom Digital

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD, sponsored by Newcastle City Council

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

Beccy Owen’s Pop-Up Choirs

Tyne & Wear Cultural Freelancers

 

The Event

Entry deadline
Wed 28 Jul
Awards Evening
Thu 2 Sep

THE AWARDS EVENING 

Date:

Thursday 2 September 2021

 

Venue:

Durham Cathedral

 

Timings:

Doors Open – 6.45pm

Show Starts – 7.15pm

Interval – 8.30pm

Show Ends – 10.30pm (approx)

 

Host:

Chris Connel

 

Featuring Special Performances by:

Jodie Nicholson

Rowan McCabe

Shakk

Anthony Lo-Giudice and Alex Rowland

 

Dress Code:

Smart | Casual

 

Parking & Travel Information:

Please see Durham Cathedral’s website for details

 

Food & Drink:

A range of refreshments will be available to purchase before the show starts and at the interval

 

Additional Important Information:

We will be asking guests to scan the venues QR code upon arrival or alternatively provide their contact details on a registration form.  We will also be requesting that guests wear face masks and use the hand sanitiser stations when moving around the Cathedral.  Guests will be seated on the Cathedral’s pews to watch the event, which have been spaced out so guests are more socially distanced.  We are also capping the number of tickets available so guests feel more comfortable and safe to celebrate

 

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Contact Us

Lesley Hampson
Regional Event Manager - NE
01912016435
Paige Jackson
Events Executive - West Midlands, North West, North East & Humber
01212345054
Liza Walsh
Account Manager - NE, NW and Humber
07501952466