Midlands Zone Readers' Awards - Your Winners

Midlands Zone Readers' Awards - Your Winners
Local News
Posted on 30 Mar 2017

Over 20,000 of you voted in this year's Midlands Zone Readers' Awards - and here's the results in full...

Best Midlands Bar DJ

Winner: Dan Williams - Eden Bar 25%
Runner-up: Deano Trickett - Village Inn 23%

Other finalists
Richard Moon - Village Inn 21%
Laqueefa - The Fox 20%
Mike Emery - Missing 11%

Best Midlands Club DJ

Winner: Corey Hadley - The Nightingale 29%
Runner-up: Paul Morrell - XXL 22%

Other finalists
Lisa Sharred - Nightingale 20%
Shaun Baxter - Gorgeous 15%
Rob Lambeth - Helsinki 14%

Best Midlands Front of House Person

Winner: Jack Owen - Missing 31%
Runner-up: Garry Prentice - Eden 29%

Other finalists
Dale Murphy - Gorgeous 16%
Hilli Fletcher - The Fox 13%
Laszio Hollo - Eden 11%

Midlands Gay Venue with the Best Front of House Team

Winner: Eden 48%
Runner-up: Village Inn 19%

Other finalists
The Boston 14%
Dover Castle 11%
The Nightingale 8%

Best Midlands Security Person

Winner Kevin Pearson - The Village Inn 24%
Runner-up Jermaine Holder - Eden 22%

Other finalists
Lisa Wallace - The Fox 18%
Dom Dawes - Nightingale 20%
Macawley Brazzill - Dover Castle 16%

Midlands Gay Venue with the Best Security Team

Winner: Eden Bar 29%
Runner-up: Missing Bar 27%

Other finalists
The Nightingale 23%
Gossip 13%
Helsinki 8%

Best Midlands Compere / Host

Winner: Twiggy 22%
Runner-up: Queeny 21%

Other finalists
Charlotte the Harlotte 20%
Marty Smith 19%
Miss Penny 18%

Best Midlands Cabaret Act

Winner: Laqueefa 31%
Runner-up: Miss Penny 30%

Other finalists
Vicky Jackson 21%
Twiggy 11%
Glitter Lips 7%

Best National Cabaret Act

Winner: Danny Beard 25%
Runner-up: Sandra 22%

Other finalists
La Voix 19%
DE Experience 18%
Drag With No Name 16%

Midlands Scene Personality of the Year

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Winner: Lawrence Barton 28%
Runner-up: Garry Prentice 24%

Other finalists
Miss Penny 23%
Marty Smith 19%
Cindy Edwards 6%

Best Birmingham Overall Gay Venue

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Winner: The Loft 24%
Runner-up: Eden 23%

Other finalist
The Nightingale 21%
The Village Inn 20%
Missing 12%

Best Birmingham Gay Nightclub

Winner: The Nightingale 62%
Runner-up: Club Chic 16%

Other finalists
The Core 14%
Glamorous 7%
Boltz 1%

Best Midlands Gay Nightclub (outside Birmingham)

Winner Gorgeous 31%
Runner-up Helsinki 24%

Other finalists
Gossip 23%
Rainbows 13%
The Lion 9%

Best Birmingham Gay Bar

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Winner: Eden 31%
Runner-up: Village Inn 27%

Other finalists
Missing 21%
The Loft 17%
The Fox 4%

Best Midlands Gay Bar (outside Birmingham)

Winner: The Lion 24%
Runner-up: Rainbow & Dove 23%

Other finalists
The White Hart 22%
Dover Castle 21%
Pink 10%

Best Midlands Overall Gay Venue (outside Birmingham)

Winner: Gorgeous 32%
Runner-up: The Lion 21%

Other finalists
Dover Castle 20%
Gossip 17%
Helsinki 10%

Best Midlands Community Venue

Winner: Eden 41%
Runner-up: The Fox 32%

Other finalists
The Wellington 13%
Dover Castle 6%
Equator 8%

Best Midlands Café Bar/Restaurant

Winner: The Loft 68%
Runner-up: Rainbow & Dove 18%

Other finalists
Sidewalk 17%
The Red Lion 4%
The Wellington 3%

Best Midlands Bar/Club for Men

Winner: Eden 32%
Runner-up: Boltz 23%

Other finalists
The Fountain Inn 21%
The Core 20%
The Lion 4%

Best Midlands Bar/Club for Women

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Winner: The Fox 44%
Runner-up: Nightingale 21%

Other finalists
Gossip 20%
Gorgeous 10%
Sidewalk 5%

Best Midlands Gay Venue Outdoor Area

Winner The Loft 31%
Runner-up Eden 28%

Other finalists
The Lion 21%
The Village Inn 12%
Dover Castle 8%

Best Midlands New Gay Venue/Refubishment

Winner: The Loft 84%
Runner-up: Missing 9%

Other finalists
Sequin Showstoppers 4%
The Lion 2%
Club Chic 1%

Best Midlands Live Entertainment Venue

Winner: The Village Inn 29%
Runner-up: Eden 28%

Other Finalists
The Nightingale 24%
The White Hart 12%
Dover Castle 7%

Best Midlands One-Nighter

Winner: XXL @ The Core 32%
Runner-up: Birmingham Fetish Men at Eden 22%

Other finalists
Breakfast Club at Chic 20%
So It Goes at Nightingale 15%
Block Party at Gorgeous 11%


Best Midlands Pride Event

Winner: Birmingham Pride 81%
Runner-up: Leicester Pride 9%

Other finalists
Walsall Pride 5%
Coventry Pride 3%
Stoke-on-Trent Pride 2%

Best Midlands LGBT Event

Winner: Picnic in the Park 22%
Runner-up: L Fest 21%

Other finalists
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival 20%
SHOUT Festival 20%
Pride in Sport 17%

Best Midlands LGBT Charity/Group of Achievement

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Winner: Birmingham LGBT 74%
Runner-up: Terrence Higgins Trust 8%

Other finalists
Trade Sexual Health 9%
Educate & Celebrate 6%
LGBT Network W’ton 3%

Best Midlands Sport or Social Group

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Winner: Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra 38%
Runner-up: Acting Out 21%

Other finalists
Birmingham Swifts 19%
Birmingham Blaze FC 16%
Leicester Wildecats 6%

Best Midlands Sauna/Health Club

Winner: Greenhouse - Darlaston 29%
Runner-up: CS2 - Nottingham 28%

Other finalists
Unit 2 - Birmingham 20%
Spartan - Birmingham 12%
Splash - Leicester 11%


Best Midlands LGBT-friendly Retail Store

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Winner: Clonezone 31%
Runner-up: Selfridges 30%

Other finalists
John Lewis 29%
Sequin Showstoppers 6%
DSU Underwear 4%

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