The British Arts Awards

The British Arts Awards is a prestigious annual international dance, singing and drama competition. Preliminary rounds, which are judged at a national standard, are held locally.

Any acts gaining honours then go onto compete at a regional semi-final. At the semi-finals merit certificates are awarded to acts gaining 85 marks or higher. The highest merit marks in each section are then called to the London finals.

Forrestall School of Irish Dancing has been entering solo’s, duets and group dances into the British Arts Awards since 2016 with great success.

‘The London finals results are as follows:

  • 2020 – Junior Small National Group ‘Stars of the County Down’ – Finals Place
  • 2020 – Junior Large National Group ‘Rose of Tralee’ – Finals Place
  • 2020 – Grace Buckley and Matilda Hughes – Intermediate Song Duet – Finals Place
  • 2020 – Matilda Hughes and Seren Barnett – Intermediate Classical Duet – Finals Place
  • 2019 – Emma Turner – Junior Novice National Solo – 4th place
  • 2019 – Isobel Cleaver – Senior National Solo – 3rd place
  • 2019 – Chloe Moore – Intermediate Song – 2nd place
  • 2019 – Willow and Ramona Toms – Intermediate Classical Duet – 2nd place
  • 2019 – Matilda Hughes – Junior National Solo – 1st place
  • 2019 – Junior Small National Group ‘Victorious’ – 3rd place
  • 2019 – Junior Large National Group ‘Spirit of the Dance’ – 1st place
  • 2019 – Junior Small National Group ‘4 Hand Reel’ – 2nd place
  • 2018 – Advanced Small National Group ‘6 Hand Reel’ – 2nd place
  • 2018 – Junior Large Group ’16 Hand Reel’ – 1st place
  • 2017 – Matilda Hughes – Junior Novice National – 3rd place
  • 2017 – Lydia Wells – Intermediate Novice National Solo – 2nd
  • 2017 – Katie Youp and Lydia Wells – Intermediate Classical Duet – 3rd place
  • 2017 – Isobel Cleaver and Ella Hindley – Senior Classical Duet – 1st place
  • 2017 – Emily King – Advanced National Solo – 1st place
  • 2017 – Junior Small National Group ‘High Cauled Cap’ – 2nd place
  • 2016 – Matilda Hughes – Baby National Solo – 1st place
  • 2016 – Advanced Small National Group ‘Victory’ – 1st place