The York Culture Awards 2016 ceremony took place on 1 December at York Central Methodist Church. Around 300 people from York’s Cultural Sector attended the awards ceremony, which included a number of performances throughout the evening.

The awards ceremony, hosted by BBC Radio York’s Georgey Spanswick, was opened with a film showcasing York’s Cultural vibrancy. The film, commissioned by Make It, was produced by filmmaker Ben Porter and narrated by local poet David Jarman.

Highlights from the evening also included performances from Accessible Arts & Media IMPs Project, York Theatre Royal Choir and music by world renowned composer Peter Byrom-Smith.

 

The winners were as follows:

Cultural Partnership: Vespertine

 

Community Project or Event: New Visuality - ‘Text’

HIGHLY COMMENDED: York Museums Trust

 

Cultural Education: Fulford School

 

Cultural Equality and Diversity: Accessible Arts & Media – IMPs Project

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sue Lister

 

Cultural Event or Festival: TakeOver Festival

 

Film: Catherine Mason – We are only human

 

Performing Artist: Mad Alice

 

Production: York Minster Mystery Plays

 

Visual Artist: Emily Harvey – York Panorama

 

Writer: Carole Bromley – The Stonegate Devil

 

Cultural Champion: Rose Kent

 

A selection of photos from the evening are below and the showcase film can be watched here.