Shortlist announced for Northern Soul awards 2018
The awards, now in their second year, celebrate outstanding contributions to culture, arts and creative enterprise in the North. This year's event, sponsored by AKA North, will take place at Manchester Cathedral on 15th November.
The shortlist can be seen via the link below.
Established in 2017 by former Times journalist Helen Nugent of online culture and enterprise magazine Northern Soul, the awards champion the work of organisations big and small, including cultural venues, festivals, food operators, galleries, museums, exhibitions and businesses that excite and influence Northern audiences, capture and promote Northern identity, and place the region in the national and international spotlight.
The shortlist features organisations and individuals from across the North of England including The Lowry, Liverpool Everyman, Z-Arts, Tyne & Wear Museums, The Civic in Barnsley, Big Issue North, Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre, N Brown Group, Just So Festival, Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, the Waterside, Royal Exchange, Grand Pacific and Worker Bee Markets.
Northern Soul is a popular online magazine dedicated to sharing culture and enterprise in the North of England. Written by Northern writers including national and regional journalists, arts professionals and practitioners, and award-winning writers, Northern Soul is widely read and well respected throughout the UK and internationally.
“Our Northern cultural scene is stimulating and life enhancing,” said Helen Nugent, Founder and Editor of Northern Soul. “It brings us together, it gives us pride in our region and it is an industry that needs recognition and support for the role it plays in attracting people to visit, to live here and to do business here. It is the lifeblood of the economy.”
For the second year running, AKA North is the headline sponsor for the Northern Soul Awards. AKA North are experts in developing engaging creative and fully integrated campaigns for theatre, museums, galleries and live events as well as education and visitor attractions. Gillian Thomson-Woolley, Managing Director of AKA North & Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Northern Soul Awards for a second year in a row. As a Manchester-based company with a core Northern client base, we are thrilled to be celebrating the exceptional, innovative and vibrant culture that the Northern Soul Awards represent.”
The ceremony will take place on 15th November at Manchester Cathedral. Awards have been judged by an influential and respected judging panel. The website address is https://awards.northernsoul.me.uk
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