By Berwyn Rowlands
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26th November 2018

Iris is official adjudicator for Cardiff’s Fairy Awards

• Cardiff’s popular LGBT scene annual “Oscars” – the FAIRY AWARDS announce the 2018 shortlist
• 2000 votes have been cast during round one!
• 6 Days left to make a difference as voting closes on Saturday 1 December at midnight!

For the second year running the team behind the Iris Prize have agreed to be the official adjudicators for Cardiff’s Fairy Awards. The Fairies are the local “Oscars” to recognise annually the individuals, drag performers, DJ’s, bar staff, door staff and venue managers who make sure Cardiff is a popular LGBT+ destination in the UK. The city is also home to Pride Cymru, which saw 15,000 people parade through the city in August 2018 and not forgetting the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival! Iris is delighted to be working again on the Fairy Awards. Can we have an award for the Best LGBT+ Film Festival in Cardiff next year?

The annual Cardiff FAIRY AWARDS have confirmed the names of the individual performers and staff through to the final stages of the 2018 awards. The awards recognise the talented people who work hard to make sure that the Cardiff LGBT scene is one of the most vibrant in the UK.

2000 votes have been cast in the first round and these votes will be passed over to the final stage of voting which closes on Saturday 1 December at midnight. The winners of the 2018 Fairy Awards will be announced in a glittering evening at Minsky’s in Cardiff on Sunday 2 December 2018. Doors open at 7pm and the ticket price of £3 will be donated to MIND.

The Golden Cross, WOW! and Mary’s have come together to support the Fairy Awards which have become a popular way to recognise annually the individuals, drag performers, DJ’s, bar staff, door staff and venue managers who make sure the public get to enjoy a big Cardiff night out or relax with a friendly face for a drink after work.

 

The top three in each of the 9 categories are:


Favourite Drag

Pixie Perez

Mary Golds

Gypsy Devine

 

Favourite DJ  

Chris Evans

Lee Mathias

DJ Sissy Boy Tears (Christopher Hicks)

 

Alternative Drag

Polyamorous

Justin Drag

Ella Va Bitch

Polly Ester

 

Favourite Bar Staff

Evan Ayrton

Vicky Jones

Ollie Hicks

 

Bar Manager

Mark Gibson

Jack Drewitt

Mandie Rees

 

Venue Manager

Vicki Roffi

Rob Burnett

Gordon Tovey

 

Door Staff 

Tracey Young

Simon Jones

Luke Battiscobme

 

Favourite Entertainer

Gavin Sheppard

Chris Hughes

Wyburn & Wayne

 

Lifetime Achievement

Wyburn & Wayne

Gordon Tovey

Vicki Roffi

 

Rob Burnett, Fairy Awards, commented:
“On behalf of the sponsors I would like to thank all the individuals who have been recognised this year. We would also like to thank the public for voting, this will mean such a lot to everybody who works hard to make sure Cardiff is a fantastic LGBT destination.”

“The pubic now have 6 days left to vote for their favourite before we reveal the winners in Minsky’s on Sunday 2 December 2018.”

Berwyn Rowlands, Iris Prize, commented:
“We are delighted to be the official adjudicators for the Fairy Awards, for a second year. The voting is very close with very little between a second and third place and the next six days will make a huge difference.”

“The most popular categories are once again Favourite Drag and Favourite DJ and the closest race, with almost nothing between the three finalists, Vicki Roffi, Rob Burnett and Gordon Tovey is Venue Manager.

You can continue to vote by visiting the website HERE!

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