The Guide Awards: Watch the highlights as Portsmouth's arts and culture scene is celebrated

The region’s rich arts and culture was celebrated during a special gala ceremony at the Kings Theatre on Monday night.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 2:25 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 2:26 pm

The annual The Guide Awards saw The News’s army of loyal readers vote throughout December for their favourites in the 13 different categories, representing music, theatre, art, comedy and film-making.

And artist Pete Codling was celebrating after doing the double by scooping the Best Visual Artist as well as the Special Achievement Award, which is not voted on, but is someone who has made a significant contribution to the cultural life of the region.

You can watch the highlights from the evening at the top of this page. The filming was done by students on University of Portsmouth’s CCI TV team.

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The News, Portsmouth Guide Awards took place on Monday, January 27, at The Kings Theatre. Picture: Sarah Standing (270120-4826)

THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

BEST COMEDY SPONSORED BY PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL

Best Comedy winner, Hetty Austin. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Winner: Hetty Austin

Runner-up: Jake Young

BEST DJ

Winner: Pete Scathe

Runner-up: Alex Dutton

BEST BAND, SPONSORED BY THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS

Winner: Fake Empire

Runner-up: Colour of The Jungle

BEST SOLO ACT, SPONSORED BY BH LIVE

Winner: Lily Garland

Runner-up: Megan Linford

BEST EVENT, SPONSORED BY VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL

Winner: D-Day 75 Commemorations

Runner-up: Wickham Festival

BEST PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION

Winner: Matilda The Musical, Mayflower Theatre

Runner-up: Les Miserables, Mayflower Theatre

BEST AMATEUR PRODUCTION, SPONSORED BY THE GAIETY BAR

Winner: The King’s Speech, by CCADS at The Square Tower

Runner-up: Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of The Baskervilles by Fareham Musical Society at Ferneham Hall

BEST AMATEUR MUSICAL, SPONSORED BY KINGS THEATRE

Winner: Bugsy Malone, at the Kings Theatre

Runner-up: Jesus Christ Superstar, by Portsmouth Players at the Kings Theatre

BEST AMATEUR ACTRESS

Winner: Lauren Kempton for My Fair Lady by CCADS

Runner-up: Leigh Cunningham for The Deep Blue Sea by Bench

BEST AMATEUR ACTOR

Winner: Charlie Frame for Jesus Christ Superstar

Runner-up: Jonathan Fost for The King’s Speech

BEST CLASSICAL

Winner: Portsmouth Baroque Choir

Runner-up: Portsmouth Choral Union

BEST ARTIST, SPONSORED BY ASPEX GALLERY

Winner: Pete Codling

Runner-up: Sasha Damjanovic

BEST FILM, WITH PORTSMOUTH FILM SOCIETY AND MAKING WAVES

Winner: Guilt, dir Annabel Bryant and Shenali Karunatilake

Runner-up: Family Night, dir Caleb Johnston

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

Pete Codling