We’re very delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for two awards at This Is Manchester 2019 including a chance to defend our current title.

The first This Is Manchester Awards happened in 2018 and along with being nominated for 3 awards we very proudly walked away with the title of Leading Cultural Venue of the Year 2018. One year on and we’re very happy to announce we’ve been nominated once again. This year we’re up for The Leading Cultural Venue of the Year award and Organisation Making a Difference in the Community Award. We’ll be up against some of our favourite cultural organisations like Manchester International Festival and Radcliffe Market and know it will be a tough time for the high profile judges.

The expert judging panel, like last year, will feature big-names from across Manchester’s Entertainment & Cultural industries including British Music & Film Industry Executive Ged Doherty, Founder & CEO of AO John Roberts, TIMA Ambassador and TV Star Scott Thomas, BBC Manchester Introducing Presenter & Producer Natalie-Eve Williams and many more.

You can see the full list of categories and nominees here.

This Is Manchester Awards will take place on 11th November 2019, hosted at the iconic Hilton Manchester Deansgate.