Sheffield in the hunt for awards

Sheffield poet Ruby Robinson

Sheffield poet Ruby Robinson

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Sheffield poet Ruby Robinson has been shortlisted for the prestigious TS Eliot Prize for her first collection, Every Little Sound, published by Pavilion Poetry. It was also shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection at the Forward Prizes 2016.

Also among the 10 TS Eliot Prize finalists is Katharine Towers from Hathersage for her second collection, The Remedies.

○The University of Sheffield Students’ Union cinema Film Unit has been nominated for two major national cinema awards.

In Cinema For All’s Film Society of the Year Awards it has been nominated as Best Student Cinema and for the Best Single Event for a screening of the documentary They’ll Have to Kill Us First - about musicians who united to organise a concert in Timbuktu - with a live performance and talk by the film’s stars Songhoy Blues.

The 2016 awards ceremony will be held on November 5 at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.

○Miss Nightingale, the musical by Sheffield writer and composer Matthew Bugg,  has been voted into the Top 100 Greatest Musicals of All Time in a poll organised by website BritishTheatre.com 

Three successful UK tours of the musical were produced by his company,  Mr Bugg Present, with support from Cast at Doncaster.

Matthew Bugg’s next assignment takes him to Singapore to open a new production of Dracula.

○A track from the Gravel House Project’s new album has been nominated in the best song category at the 2016 Unsigned Music Awards.

All About Face, written by Sheffield singer-songwriter Graham New, beat 650 other songs to make the top ten shortlist for the Best of British awards. Fans have the chance to make the song Number One by voting before 11pm on Sunday at  www.bobunsigned.com