Young Creative Awards to showcase ‘Future City’

Once again the creative young people of Nottingham have risen to the challenge and entered the Young Creative Awards.

Entering under the theme ‘Nottingham, Future City’, young creatives have entered their designs, films, dances, music and writing. At the Playhouse on 10 May, a shortlisted group of young people will find out who has won in their creative category and who will be crowned Nottingham’s Young Creative of the Year 2017.

This year’s winner will be presented with the award by Wolfgang Buttress, Nottingham artist, whose latest piece of work adorns BioCity. The audience will be entertained by Nottingham’s own Georgie, whose first album is due for release by Columbia Records in the summer. Georgie will also present awards to music winners.

The Young Creative of the Year 2017 will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Rebecca Constable, whose first book will be published on the same day as the awards. Rebecca won for her written piece, ‘Impact’, an imaginative short story raising awareness about dyslexia and her own battle to overcome it, culminating in winning a place at Nottingham Trent University.

Nottingham Playhouse will be the venue for the awards night, giving entrants from 10 different categories opportunities to be acknowledged for their work and win cash prizes, as well as some winners receiving placements within the creative industries.

The evening starts at 5.30pm with entertainment, music and dance from some of this year’s hopefuls. Young creatives also have the opportunity to display their work in an exhibition at the Playhouse, which the audience will be able to view before the ceremony begins at 6.15pm.

Professor Ann Priest, Chair of the Young Creative Awards, said: “Picking this year’s winners was hard as there is so much creative talent in Nottingham.

“The awards are all about inspiring, supporting and encouraging creativity in the young people of Nottingham. On the night, they will get to showcase their dreams and one exceptional hopeful will be crowned Nottingham Young Creative of the Year. The young people who enter are all very brave in putting themselves up to scrutiny in this way they all deserve our encouragement and praise.”

The awards were introduced in 2009 to encourage and inspire creative talent in Nottingham and to help young people take the next step in developing their potential.

The categories include: Architecture and Design, Animation and Digital Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography and Visual Arts.

Tickets for the Awards are free and will be available at the Playhouse on the evening or by visiting www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/whats-on/other/young-creative-awards-nottingham-2017

The Young Creative Awards is supported by One Nottingham, Central College Nottingham, Confetti Media Group, Dance4, Maber, Michon, New College Nottingham, Nottingham CityCare Partnership, Nottingham Music Hub, Notts TV, Nottingham Trent University, Skeleton and Speedo.

For more about the Young Creative Awards, visit www.youngcreativeawards.org

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