Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

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Foleshill CreatesHaving identified a gap in provision, the Foleshill Creates group was founded at the Broad Street Meeting Hall in Foleshill, Coventry with the aim of bringing people together to create, talk, tackle isolation and improve people's wellbeing.

Based in a part of the city with challenges including food poverty, the weekly sessions brought local artists into the space to share skills and help locals to develop their own creativity as well as showcase local artistic talent. An "Ideas Shower" was held to generate ideas and soon sessions were taking place on sewing, felt puppets, abstract art and mask making with air clay.

The group, which now has 29 core members, partnered with the Coventry UK City of Culture team to produce lanterns for the Carnival of Lights and have also worked with the Belgrade Theatre and the Boudice Festival. The group feel these partnerships stem from being able to find common values and work on projects that interest the local community.

"I'm really pleased with myself, it got me out of my depression, made me better and I look forward to coming" - participant


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