Welcome to an update of what is happening at the Vintage Manchester Awards on Wednesday 17th October.
The evening is set to be a very glamorous soriee and we are thrilled to formally announce we now have two sponsers to ensure we have an amazing evening.
The first is brand new rum company, Old J Rum – “Old J” has been created in honour of an unlikely mixologist, an Admiral Edward Vernon, whom in 1740 enforced a reduction in the strength of the British Navy’s rum ration. When his men complained, Vernon suggested the addition of limes and sugar to make the drink more enjoyable. He became known as s “Old Grog”. “Old J” however brings Vernon´s concept into the 21st Century by using the finest Caribbean Rum combined with a Secret Blend of Spices, Sugar, Vanilla and Persian Lime. Follow Old J’s current exploits on Twitter @oldjspicedrum
Our second sponsor is vintage outside catering company, Pin-Ups in Pinnies. Baking never looked so good, with these 1950’s inspired Pin-Up waitresses serving free boozy cupcakes to our glamourous guests. Follow the PinUps on Twitter here @PinUpsinPinnies
So that’s scrumptious cakes for guests and a complimentary rum based cocktail, shaken ‘ n stirred by Manchester’s best bar tenders at our speakeasy style venue Matt & Phreds who will be offering special deals on drinks and food long into the night with happy hours of 2-4-1 drink offers and midnight pizzas.
Infamous Charleston dancer, Antony Padgett will be rocking up in style in his vintage 1929 Aston Martin that guests can use for fabulous photo opportunities. Antony will also be doing a reading from his brand new book, ‘The Great Gatsby Revisited’. The event is being captured by vintage inspired photography duo ‘Dotmoxee’, who will be snapping each guest as they make their way through the venue’s red carpet entrance.
As I’m sure you know by know there are twelve categories, which are;
1. Best Vintage Fair or Market
2. Best Vintage Inspired Designer (Including Clothing and Accessories)
3. Best Vintage Clothes Shop
4. Best Vintage Furniture/Home Shop
5. Best Vintage Venue (Including Tea-Rooms, Bars and Lounges)
6. Best Vintage DJ
7. Best Vintage Night out
8. Best Vintage Beauty (hair or makeup)
9. Best Vintage Photographer
10. Best Vintage Event Supplier (Including Crockery & Prop Hire, Floristry, Bunting)
11. Best Vintage Blogger
12. Best Vintage New-Comer (Business must have been established in 2011/2012)
Vintage fans can still vote for their favourite companies by visiting the voting page. Categories will be closing at midnight on Sunday 16th September. Following this, nominations will be counted and narrowed down to the final three in each catergoy which will be on the site as soon as we’ve calculated it, for you to choose the final winner, announced at The Vintage Manchester Awards ceremony.
Tickets are currently priced at just £8 per person and include one free cupcake and one free rum based cocktail or soft drink. Tickets can be purchased here. Please note that the Earlybird ticket offer finishes on Sunday 23rd September when ticket prices will increase to £10 per person.
The Manchester Vintage Awards hopes to ignite an on-going series of events year on year to give the vintage businesses within the city an opportunity for great exposure and recognition.