Stage set for youngsters to show their creative talent

The tenth anniversary of the Nottingham Young Creative Awards is set to be the biggest celebration of the city’s talent yet.

The event is free to attend and will take place tomorrow (23 May) at Nottingham Playhouse from 5pm.

The creative work of more than 100 nominees will be showcased in an exhibition featuring a variety of work from eleven different categories: Architecture and Design, Animation and Digital Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

Entrants are divided into three age groups, 13-15, 16-18 and 19-24, with winners picked for each category and age group. The evening will reach its pinnacle with the crowning of the Nottingham Young Creative of the Year 2018.

The nominees and winners have been selected by expert judges from organisations including Nottingham City of Literature, Dance 4, Confetti, Maber, Nonsuch Theatre, Nottingham College and Nottingham Trent University, each of which also put forward their recommendation for the overall Young Creative of the Year.

The night will also feature a series of guest performances ranging from music, spoken word, theatre and dance. A special guest will present the Young Creative of the Year award – previous presenters have included actress Vicky McClure, Nottingham chart singer Indiana and internationally-successful local artist Wolfgang Buttress.

Nigel Cooke, Young Creative Awards trustee and director of One Nottingham, which seeks to promote partnership working in the city, said: “The awards evening is an amazing way to recognise the brilliant young people living, working or studying in Nottingham. There will be hundreds of creative people and industry professionals in attendance so it’s a great networking opportunity for anyone who wants to get into the creative sector.”

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