You can now make nominations for Reading Cultural Awards 2018 for activities that took place between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. The deadline for nominations is 20 April 2018.
The twelve categories and last year’s winners are shown in the table below.
|Category||2017 winner and organisation|
|Reading Place of Culture Ambassador Award||Inside at Reading prison – Artangel|
|Performance of the Year||Henry I of England – Reading Between the Lines|
|Festival of the Year||Reading Fringe Festival|
|Young Talent of the Year – under 25||Alice Knight – Aldworth Philharmoinic Orchestra|
|Cultural Space of the Year||Sitelines – theatre in unusual spaces curated by South Street Arts Centre|
|Partnership of the Year||Last year the award for Reading Arts and Business in Partnership was won by Haslams|
|Visual Arts Event of the Year||Inside at Reading Prison – Artangel|
|Cultural Organisation of the Year||Jelly|
|Best Education Project||Infamous – Berzerk Productions|
|The Made in Reading Award||Henry I of England – Reading Between the Lines|
|Business Champion of the Arts||Last year the award for Business Innovation in the Arts was won by Light up Reading|
|Celebrating Reading’s Heritage||Hidden Abbey Project|
Nominations can be made online and must include reasons for your choice.
The Whitley Pump has reviewed many plays, exhibitions and other performances in the past year, with special attention given to organisations and venues from south Reading. There is still a month to go before the nomination year ends on 31 March 2018. To find out about events locally follow our What’s On page.
Tickets are now on sale from Eventbrite for the awards ceremony will take place at the Olympia Ballroom at Shehnai on London Street on Wednesday 27 June.