Finalists for awards are announced
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The finalists for the Best of Vintage Norwich Awards at Norwich Fashion Week have been announced - so who will you vote for?
The finalists for the Vintage Norwich Awards have been announced.
The awards, part of Norwich Fashion Week 2013, highlight the growing vintage scene in Norwich with retro-inspired cafes, club nights, boutiques, stylists and designers all vying for a place in the final over the past few weeks.
The public were asked to vote for their favourite vintage businesses in 11 categories and the top three receiving the most votes in each group are going on to the final awards ceremony on March 11.
Gemma Seager, editor of the Vintage Norwich website, who is hosting the awards, is overwhelmed at the response so far:
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'We had almost 500 nomination forms through this year which is over three times as many as we had for the first awards in 2012,' Ms Seager said.
'Nominations in some categories were so close that the top three were changing several times a day
- 1 Mayhem at some petrol pumps - but how are other city garages faring?
- 2 SOLD! Royal Arcade goes for £2m MORE than guide price
- 3 Monster rats 'the size of cats' invade city - and get in via the LOO
- 4 This is where you can park for free in Norwich
- 5 New café serves a hundred customers in two hours on opening day
- 6 'Untouchable': People tell how Norwich killer left them in fear of their safety
- 7 Mayhem across city as drivers race to the petrol pumps
- 8 The Bill star reveals he has moved to Norfolk and why he loves it
- 9 Six new cafes and shops coming to Norwich
- 10 New flights from Norwich Airport to Jersey
'So we didn't know until the end of the nominations who would be in the final shortlist – it was quite exciting!'
The winners will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony at the Norwich Puppet Theatre during Norwich Fashion Week. The evening will be compered by Paul Preston Mills, with performances by the Ben Weston Quartet, hula hooper Daisy Black, burlesque artist Natalya Umanska and a fashion show by the Fabulous Miss K.
The night finishes with an after party with DJ Jonny Love Train and prizes for the best dressed.
Tickets for the Vintage Norwich Awards cost £12 and are available from Norwich Puppet Theatre on 01603 629921 or puppettheatre.co.uk
The Best of Vintage Norwich finalists
Best Vintage or Vintage Style Retailer (non fashion) sponsored by Wake Up Little Susie
Looses Antiques Emporium
Shade of Pale
Best Vintage Clothing Retailer sponsored by the Fabulous Miss K
Prim Vintage Fashion
Best Vintage Repro Fashion Retailer or Designer
House of Handmade
Melissa Morgan Designs
Best Vintage Hair
Best Vintage Make Up
Love Moi Make Up
Best Vintage Event
The Historical Sauces
Sheringham 1940s Weekend
A Most Curious Wedding Fair
Best Vintage Bar or Cafe sponsored by Jane Richards Interiors
The Bicycle Shop
Biddys Tea Room
Best Vintage Club Night
Blue Skies Lounge
Bo Nanafana Social Club
The Cave In
Best Vintage Style Photographer sponsored by The Norwich
Best Vintage Fair sponsored by Durrants
The Little Vintage Lover Fair
Norwich Original Fleamarket
The Vintage Fair
You can vote for your favourites at www.vintagenorwich.co.uk.
Voting closes on Friday, February 22 and the winners will be announced at Norwich Fashion Week on March 11 at the Best of Vintage Norwich Awards show at Norwich Puppet Theatre.