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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Sahyadri Friends GroupWhat started with a single coffee morning in a Coventry library has grown to become a network of meetings in five libraries, involving a diverse mix of about 250 Indian families. The Sahyadri Friends Group was initially established to support women who had moved to the city with their families and were feeling isolated and sometimes suffering from mental health issues.

The group is passionate about celebrating the differences and diversities in the community and the meetings are seen as a chance to share thoughts and experiences, discuss problems, make friends and break cultural barriers. As well as regular activities for all ages, including yoga, dance, music, art, crafts, fashion, jewellery and more, the group celebrate major Indian festivals such as Diwali and Holi on a grand scale.

In 2019 the group held more than 30 events across Coventry and published a monthly online magazine, entitled Spectrum, with contributions from members. The group have also been invited to perform or take part in the Positive Images Festival, International Women's Day at Coventry Libraries, and a Christmas event at Coventry Cathedral. All of this work focuses on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of members and participants.


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