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Who we are, what we are
President: Jeffery Taylor
Vice-President: Anna Smith
Hon. General Secretary: Rick Jones
Hon. Treasurer: Peter Cargin
Trustees: Ian Herbert, Michael Billington
The Critics’ Circle, which makes an annual award for Services to the Arts, is comprised of the five sections listed above. The Circle's aims are to promote the art of criticism, to uphold its integrity in practice, to foster and safeguard members’ professional interests, to provide opportunities to meet, and to support the advancement of the arts.
35th CC Film Awards Nominations
Mike Leigh's historical biopic Mr Turner leading the way with seven nominations
The London Film Critics' Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, with Mike Leigh's historical biopic Mr Turner leading the way. Close behind in the race for the awards, voted on by 140 of the UK's leading print, online and broadcast film critics, is Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's Birdman. Awards ceremony will be held at the May Fair Hotel, London, on 18th January 2015 hosted by former winners Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.
The Circle Annual Award for Services to the Arts
Report on IATC Congress
100 theatre critics gathered in Beijing from more than 30 countries
2014 National Dance Awards
The awards will be presented in January 2015
The Circle Annual Award
Our annual award.
Critics’ Circle Announces Music Awards for 2014
George Benjamin wins 2014 Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Musician
The fourth annual Critics’ Circle Music Awards are announced today, with composer George Benjamin to receive the 2014 Award for Outstanding Musician. The awards for Exceptional Young Talent in music were made to composer Charlotte Bray, singer Mary Bevan and pianist Igor Levit.
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FILM AWARDS ANNOUNCE 2015 DATE
Major event in the film awards calendar will be hosted by The May Fair hotel for the third year running
Richard Attenborough: 29 August 1923 - 24 August 2014
An iconic British filmmaker and actor
Lord Attenborough with critic Barry Norman