London Cabaret Awards LaunchedWednesday, 19 October, 2011
Cabaret Agency and producers Excess All Areas is to produce London’s first ever Awards night for the cabaret scene and honour the very best of its performers, promoters and supporters in an event on Thursday 16th February 2012.
An independent judging panel will decide the nominees (both long-list and short-list) for eleven awards plus a special ‘lifetime achievement’ award.
The panel consists of Ben Walters (Cabaret editor, Time Out), Jayne Hardy (agent , formerly with Whoopee), Catia Ciarico (producer of Magic Night and entertainment booker for the RVT), Alexander Parsonage (producer, Finger in the Pie) and Lisa Lee (venue manager, Bistrotheque).
Variety entertainment specialists Excess All Areas is headed by Paul L Martin, who has performed, taught, produced, promoted and written on the genre.
On 5th November the website http://www.londoncabaretawards.co.uk will go live and the long-list of nominations for each category will be published. On 5th January, this list will be whittled down to just 3 nominees for each category, who will be invited to the ceremony on The Battersea Barge.