The Latest Festival Awards 2012

Brighton Festival & Brighton Fringe 2012 came to a close with a glittering finale party held at the Latest MusicBar (Monday 28 May).The Latest Festival Awards, sponsored by Parsons Son & Basley for 2012, is an annual event celebrating the talent and innovation of Brighton’s best-loved festivals. So, without further ado, here are the top nominees and winners of The Latest Festival Awards 2012…

Best Cabaret
Winner: How to Read Minds and Influence People
Top nominees: Sadie and the Faded Ladies, Chap Hop Hoorah

Best Children’s Event
Winner: Rolling on the Floor Laughing

Top nominees: Show Off, Spook Circus

Best Classical Music
Winner: CSI Opera – Sussex Symphony Orchestra

Top nominees: Celebration of William Bird, Bow Down

Best Comedy
Winner: Cock and Tail Inn 2

Top nominees: Filthy Weekender, Rom Com Con

Best Female Performer
Winner: Kitty Newbury (Twelfth Night)

Top nominees: Claire Parker (Filthy Weekender), Elizabeth Counsell (Blonde Poison)

Best International Act
Winner: Mae Martin

Top nominees: Circus Klezmer, Waterlitz

Latest 7 award for innovation
Brian Mitchell – Brighton Five Pound Fringe

Best Literature/Workshop
Winner: Patrick Hamilton (exhibition and talk)

Top nominees: Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show, Once Upon a Time in Brighton, Beyond Brighton Fringe: The Next Stage

Best Male Performer
Winner: Charlie Allen (Bug)

Top nominees: Pat Kinevane (Silent), Sam Devereux (Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues)

Best Music Event
Winner: Live Transmission

Top nominees: White Mink, Patty Plinko

Best Outdoor Event
Winner: If I Ruled the World

Top nominees:Waterlitz, In My Shoes

Best Theatre Performance
Winner: East

Top nominees: Gogol, Oedipussy

Best Venue
Winner: The Warren

Top nominees: The Nightingale, The Marlborough

Most Groundbreaking Act
Winner: Dip Your Toe

Top nominees: Shutterland, Motor Show

Outstanding Contribution to the Festival
James Turnbull for The Warren

Star of the Festival
Dip Your Toe

The Latest would like to thank everyone who helped to make The Latest Festival Awards 2012 a success. From the reviews team to the TV crew, award organisers, judges and nominees and winners, we thank you all! Also a huge thank you to Parsons Son & Basley, sponsors of The Latest Festival Awards 2012.

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