Date and Order of Proceedings.
Thursday 4 May 2017
The Brewery, London
18:15 Drinks Reception
19:30 Dinner served
21:30 Presentation of the Awards, hosted by Gemma Cairney with live performance from The Lionels
22:15 Networking and dancing!
Awards Host - Gemma Cairney.
Gemma Cairney is an exciting and fresh presence on TV, radio and social media, providing up-to- date coverage and thought provoking entertainment across the UK’s alternative music, fashion and arts scenes. After starting out at The Brit School and a brief stint in fashion during her early 20s, Gemma’s unique, infectious broadcasting style was swiftly spotted by the BBC. She is now a regular face and voice across their networks for live events and broadcast.
Gemma currently presents BBC Radio 1’s regular social action show The Surgery, and has also presented other radio shows such as BBC’s 1Xtra Breakfast show alongside Trevor Nelson, as well as appearing on Kiss FM. Gemma has presented a number radio documentaries such as What the F: the Story of Feminism; Never Mind The Cobblers: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Cobbler; and Mali Music, which saw her travel to Mali to discuss the country’s music ban and interview its emerging stars.
Since 2008 Gemma has presented the BBC’s Glastonbury festival coverage and in 2015 she co-hosted BBC1’s New Year’s Eve coverage alongside Greg James, with over 12 million viewers tuning into ring in the New Year. Her acclaimed TV documentaries include The History of Feminism (BBC2; BBC Learning) Riots: The Aftershock and Dying for Clear Skin (both BBC3), she also co-produces internet entertainment show, The Fox Problem.
Gemma has been awarded two Sony Golds for her radio documentaries Tempted by Teacher and Bruising Silence and she made Royal History in 2014 by hosting a live Google hangout from Buckingham Palace for The Queen’s Young Leader project alongside HRH Prince William and HRH Prince Harry.
As an ambassador for Oxfam Gemma recently raised over £33,000 for Oxfam’s Rumble in the Jumble celebrity jumble sale and also lends her support to Women’s Aid.