ACTA nominations now open

ENTRIES are now open for the 2018 Eastern Eye Arts, Culture & Theatre Awards (ACTA).  

The awards, which honour the best of South Asian talent within the creative arts, will take place this summer in central London.  

The ACTAs, hosted by Asian Media Group, publishers of Eastern Eye and Garavi Gujarat, are now in their third year and recognise ex­ceptional achievement in a wide range of dis­ciplines, including literature, film, television, theatre, poetry, music, photography, dance and the visual arts.  

TALENTED: Sindhu Vee (left) with Nihal
Arthanayake at the ACTAs

In 2017, Jatinder Verma MBE was honoured with the top award. The keynote speaker, Matt Hancock, the minister of state for culture, me­dia and sport, emphasised the importance of diversity within the industry in front of guests from the creative industries, high-profile tal­ent and VIP guests. Past winners also include sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar, music pro­ducer Naughty Boy, comedian Sindhu Vee and actor Riz Ahmed.  

If you know someone who is worthy of win­ning an Eastern Eye ACTA, nominate them here: Entries close on Friday March 23, 2018.