National Television Awards among postponed events as national mourning begins

The National Television Awards will be postponed until next month as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death, organizers have announced.

The awards ceremony was due to take place on September 15 from the OVO Arena at Wembley, but it will now be held on October 13.

A number of entertainment events have been canceled or postponed as a period of national mourning begins for the late monarch.

A statement shared on the awards show’s Twitter said: “We have made the decision to postpone this year’s National Television Awards as a mark of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“The NTAs 2022 will now take place on Thursday October 13, live from the OVO Arena Wembley.

He also confirmed that all tickets will remain valid for the new date and that viewer voting has been suspended until September 20, then will remain open until the day of the ceremony.

Among the nominees for an award is Tom Parker who was posthumously shortlisted for a documentary about the charity concert he organized six months before his death aged 33 to benefit cancer research.

Featuring duo Ant and Dec, Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway and stars of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton are also among the stars competing for a gong.

In the art world, the chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group has announced that all activity will be suspended during the period of national mourning.

Artist Samson Kambala with his plinth design titled Antelope (Victoria Jones/PA)

A sculpture created by Malawi-born artist Samson Kambalu was due to be unveiled on the Trafalgar Square plinth on September 14, but this will be postponed to a later date.

The sculpture, titled Antelope, depicts a 1914 photograph of Baptist preacher John Chilembwe and European missionary John Chorley.

Ekow Eshun, Chair of the Commissioning Group, said in a statement: “The Fourth Pillar Commissioning Group is deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and would like to pay tribute to her life of support and dedication. patronage for the arts and the cultural world.

“We join the nation in sending our deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.

“As a mark of respect, all Fourth Plinth activities will be temporarily suspended during the period of national mourning and the unveiling of Samson Kambalu’s new sculpture scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 will be postponed.”

The BBC has also announced that Radio 2’s Live In Leeds event will not take place next weekend.

A statement said: “Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, as a mark of respect, BBC Radio 2 Live in Leeds will no longer take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September.

“Ticket holders will be refunded through the ticketing provider.”

The BBC’s Last Night Of The Proms party, which was due to take place on Saturday September 10, had already been canceled as a mark of respect.

Luxury fashion brand Burberry has confirmed to the PA news agency that its Spring/Summer 2023 show at London Fashion Week, which was due to take place on Saturday September 17, will no longer take place.

Raf Simons is also said to have canceled his show at LFW, which is due to run from September 16-20.

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