THERE are just a few days left to nominate your favourite curry house in a brand new awards ceremony taking place in the city.

Bradford Curry Awards director Fatima Patel launched the competition last month and a way for individual Bradford eateries to be recognised for their curries.

She said: “Curry is at the heart of Bradford’s heritage and culture and now we can bring the industry together to celebrate their collective achievements and the pride of Bradford’s most successful industry.

“I am really looking forward to showing off our great curry industry that has become the crown of Bradford.”

Bradford is the undisputed king of curry, holding the title of Britain’s Curry Capital award which the district has won six years in a row.

Bradford’s Picturehouse cinema has partnered with the inaugural Bradford Curry Awards to stage a Film and Curry Month.

From March 17 to April 17, cinemagoers will be able to use their tickets from Picturehouse at National Science and Media Museum to get a 10 per cent discount when dining at participating curry restaurants Jinnah, Prashad, My Lahore, Akbhar’s and Shimla Spice.

The awards have been launched to promote pride in Bradford and profile the industry’s rich heritage and Picturehouse was keen to get on board, having worked with awards director Ms Patel on previous projects.

Roxy van der Post, Marketing Manager and Access Champion at Picturehouse Bradford, said: “We were delighted to be invited to partner with the Bradford Curry Awards, having worked with Fatima in the past on various hugely successful Q&A screenings and our India On Film season.

“Film, food, and drinks go hand in hand at Picturehouse. We try to encourage cinema-goers to step out of their comfort zone and experience something new, from outstanding local beers to award-winning local film productions. The Bradford Curry Awards share this sense of curiosity and passion for local businesses and we're excited to discover the hidden gems of our city's curry industry together”.

Ms Patel added: “As a board member for Bradford’s UNESCO City of Film, I’m as passionate about film as I am about cooking and curry. Both curry and film are at the heart of Bradford’s culture, so it felt natural to bring the two together as part of this major celebration of everything that’s great about our city.”

The awards will give recognition to the district’s best restaurants, which are dedicated to serving up the finest cuisine.

Since the launch in February, more than 1,000 nominations have been received.

Voting for the latest competition ends on Sunday, March 18. The awards ceremony will take place on April 17 at the Cedar Court Hotel, in Rooley Lane.

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