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latestAWARDS The annual Latest Brighton Festival & Festival Fringe Awards made a glittering end to another fantastic jampacked May. We asked you, the public, to nominate the best of this year’s Festival and Festival Fringe and you rose to the occasion. The nominations were counted from public votes and a judging panel made up of representatives from local media decided on the winners. The winners were then unveiled in a glittering ceremony held at Latest Musicbar on Tuesday 31 May. The awards, hosted by Latest Magazine’s Andrew Kay and Latest TV’s Val Aviv, have been going strong for over a decade, making them the most established awards associated with the festivals– it’s the awards all the Festival participants vie for! Star performances on the night came from four great comics: Phil Kay (QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Comedy Show) who is indescribable as there is no-on quite like him!; Angela Barnes, who is the only female comic to make it to the semi-finals of the BBC’s New Comedian Award 2011; Lou Conran, who has a touch of Victoria Wood about her; and our very own Matt Whistler, who is best described as mad! The awards show was filmed live and will be up on very soon, but if you can’t wait to watch it, here’s the winners in full...


WINNER Spacedog Televisor – In this brand new night of music and robotics, Spacedog summoned the spirit of John Logie Baird with flickering projections, created live, on their working reconstruction of Baird’s original Televisor. • ALSO NOMINATED Balkan Brass Battle – Romania’s Fanfare Ciocarlia and Serbia’s Boban & Marko Markovic Orchestra fought it out musically, live on stage. BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENT

WINNER Spem In Alium – Purcell Singers at St Bartholomews delivered a programme that included works by Henryk Gorecki and Arvo Part and a 40-part motet by Tallis.

• ALSO NOMINATED Christopher Maltman – A recital by the Brighton-based baritone that included songs by Faure, Schumann, Schubert Hahn and Mahler. The 40 Part Motet – A sound installation by Janet Cardiff at Fabrica. BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

WINNER Monsters And Prodigies –Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes’ lecture with music and madness on the history of Castrati that both enthralled and divided audiences.

Brighton Festival & Brighton Festival Fringe 2011 goes out in style with a glittering awards ceremony at Latest Musicbar Andrew Kay, Val Aviv

• ALSO NOMINATED: Apocrifu – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: the former les ballets C de la B dancer turned international choreographer investigated the ubiquity of the written word in a powerful work for three dancers and polyphonic choir. Chouf Ouchouf – Devised and directed by Zimmermann & de Perrot, and performed by Groupe Acrobatique de Tangier who wove together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics. BEST CHILDREN’S EVENT

WINNER The Iron Man – Graeae Theatre Company – Written by Ted Hughes, adapted for Graeae by Paul Sirett and directed by Jenny Sealey, and performed by the old paddling pool on Brighton Seafront.

Lou Conran

Phil Kay

ALSO NOMINATED The Tim Bat Trick Show – A funny and exciting show for children of all ages. Skilful trickery and quirky comedy featuring yoyos, spinning tops, balancing, rope spinning, puppetry, music and audience participation. Play Please! – Part performance, part installation, part collaborative composition, Play Please! was the ultimate interactive experience for young children (and their families). BEST LITERATURE /WORKSHOP EVENT

Sara Mahoney. Matt Whistler

WINNER Tim Clare – How To Be A Leader – How to seize power! How to abuse power! How to avoid assassination by a heckler! This was your musthave guide. • ALSO NOMINATED Goblin Market – A performance for spoken voice and golden harp of this celebrated and disturbing narrative poem, a unique combination in British literature of the grotesque, the fairytale, the erotic, and the moral. A new setting composed by concert harpist, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry with dancer/actress Maxine Fone. Matthew Bellwood – Be Prepared – Storyteller Matthew Bellwood told 10 short tales about life, love and the importance of having your own eagle that was sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but generally quite peculiar.

Stephen Hiscock. Jenny Angliss. Colin Uttley. Sarah Angliss - Best Music Event


WINNER Jardin Flambeau – French outdoor alchemists Compagnie Carabosse fanned the flames of our imaginations with an elemental Fire Garden that seemed to defy health and safety regulations. • ALSO NOMINATED Much Ado About Nothing – Festival Shakespeare Company’s annual production in St Ann’s Well Gardens.

Stephen Collins. Milton Lopes –Best Children’s Event

Andrew Comben – Festival Director