Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

Arts Dinner: The Movie

Annual Arts Dinner  took place as a virtual celebration!

Despite not being in school, the Performing Arts Department could not miss the opportunity to review and celebrate all of the events and achievements that had taken place across the Performing Arts this year. Our annual Arts dinner is our chance to reflect on, and celebrate, everything that has taken place across the department since last May. We would normally hold this event on the school grounds, however, seeing as we cannot gather together in person, we want to celebrate with a Virtual Event.

We are invited students in Y11-Y13 who were involved in the Arts to a watch party on Friday 5 June at 6pm. The Arts Prefects put together a programme of virtual performances for the event which included Barbershop, Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, a lockdown dance, and Madriguys. Staff and students sent reams of video footage to Ms Chislett to edit together into a feature length film which was screened as a YouTube Premiere on the Borlase YouTube Channel. Students were encouraged to dress up and make this into a fantastic celebration at home. A particular highlight was the staff dance to The Weekend’s ‘Blinding Lights’. The 14 staff who sent in footage filmed amongst other things a popular Tiktok dance

The virtual event was very successful, and we received some lovely positive feedback which we  would like to share with you all.

“I saw the virtual arts dinner movie which was a great idea. So nice that everyone still wants to be a part of the arts in lockdown and put so much effort in. Love the staff dancing at the end too! It really made me miss being part of the arts at Borlase.” - Emily Clark, Alumni

“We just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for running the online arts dinner! We have all been facetiming, watching together and it has truly made lockdown a much happier experience - we have all missed the Borlase family. We are going to miss our gcse classes very much so it was lovely to make one last incredible memory. Must say the group dance to blinding lights was a particular highlight - wasn't aware teachers were on Tiktok! Anyway, thank you very much and we hope to see you all very soon.” - Harry Fayers Y11

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all those involved with the Arts Dinner on Friday evening. What the school has done and achieved throughout the Covid crisis has been remarkable and the students are so very lucky to have such dedicated teachers and staff.  I tell my girls everyday how lucky they are at the quality of provision and teaching - and how so many other children in other schools have nowhere near such a fantastic experience.  To be honest, until this weekend, I don't think they truly understood how Borlase has risen to the challenge so brilliantly, especially in comparison to other schools.  It was only when I sent the Arts Dinner youtube link to their grandparents to watch and only when the grandparents raved and raved and raved about how fantastic it was and how lucky they are that the girls fully understood how Borlase has not just met the challenge but exceeded it in every way.”

 - Mrs Ness Hill

“Still with tears in my eyes. Friday was amazing from you all. What a team, what students and what skill by Jenny putting it all together. I am sort of glad I didn't realise you could online and comment. I wanted to concentrate with Ali for the entire time.” - Mrs Gilly Ross

BOSCAR WINNERS 2020

Dance Awards

BEST ENSEMBLE DANCER MALE Joshua Leech

BEST ENSEMBLE DANCER FEMALE Jodie Brown

BEST DANCE PERFORMER Maddy Hill

BEST FEMALE DANCER Amy Croall

BEST MALE DANCER Harry Fayers

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER Rosie Lewis

 

Technical Theatre Awards

BEST MAKE-UP Amy Harris

BEST FRONT OF HOUSE Ben Ford

BEST TECHNICAL SUPPORT Toby Broyhill Fogg

BEST TECHNICAL DESIGN & OPERATION Pat Heys

BEST TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP Lucie Plummer

 

Music Awards

Classical Instrumentalists

BEST BRASS PLAYER Thomas Kershaw

BEST WOODWIND PLAYER Jonny Ainscough

BEST STRINGS PLAYER Raphael Conte

 

Contemporary Musicians

BEST JAZZ MUSICIAN Matthew Garske

BEST CONTEMPORARY MUSICIAN Gabe Smith

 

Vocal Awards

BEST MALE CHORISTER Fergus Cooper and Callum Kunchur

BEST FEMALE CHORISTER Lucy Banks

BEST MALE VOCALIST Cormac Diamond

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST Georgia Tuke

 

Musical Leadership Award

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR Ava Sherwood-Rogers & Georgia Tuke

BEST STUDENT-LED ENSEMBLE Barbershop

 

Drama Awards

BEST ACTOR Cormac Diamond

BEST ACTRESS Beatrice Lofthouse

BEST COMPANY ACTOR Freddie Macgregor

BEST COMPANY ACTRESS Na’imah Bowen and Zuzu Zaldua

BEST DRAMA LEADERSHIP Hana Jolly

 

BOSCAR NOMINEES

 

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TECHNICAL THEATRE AWARDS

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BEST MAKE-UP

Sophie Bowen Evans

Amy Harris

Kate Paterson

 Catarina Silva

 

BEST FRONT OF HOUSE

Toby Broyhill Fogg

Jack Donoghue

Ben Ford

Bethan Norris

Lucie Plummer

Sian Ramm

Will Tucker

 

BEST TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Toby Broyhill Fogg

Lola Castle

Lottie Macleod

Megan Powell

Gabe Smith

Will Tucker

 

BEST TECHNICAL DESIGN & OPERATION

Max Brazier & Krystian Kula

Charlotte Farmer

Pat Heys

Charles Washbourn

 

 

BEST TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

Lola Castle

Ben Ford

Lucie Plummer

Gianni Scavetta

 

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DANCE AWARDS

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BEST ENSEMBLE DANCER MALE

Jardine Barrington-Cook

Alex Elliott

Joshua Leech

Tim Woodford

                       

BEST ENSEMBLE DANCER FEMALE

Imogen Baguley

Jodie Brown

Megan Powell

Elizabeth Rackstraw

Amelia Scott

Lucie Pryor

 

BEST FEMALE DANCER

 Ophelia Almeyda

Emily Annis

Jodie Brown

 Amy Croall

Maddy Hill

Rosie Lewis

 

BEST MALE DANCER

Harry Fayers

Joshua Leech

Tom McCrorie

Tim Woodford

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMER

Imogen Baguley

Harry Fayers

Maddy Hill

Lizzie Rackstraw

 

BEST CHOREGRAPHER

Emily Annis

Imogen Baguley

Harry Fayers

Rosie Lewis

Lily Meyer

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DRAMA AWARDS

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BEST COMPANY ACTOR

Joshua Leech

Freddie MacGregor

Adam Town

Szymon Walkowski

 

BEST COMPANY ACTRESS

Na’imah Bowen

Maddy Hill

Jess Leonard

Rosie White

Zuzu Zaldua  

 

BEST ACTOR

Toby Broyhill Fogg

Fergus Cooper

Mark D’Arcy

Cormac Diamond

Tom McCrorie

Leon Tasch

 

BEST ACTRESS

Isabelle Jones

Beatrice Lofthouse

Catie Newton

Grace Venus

 

BEST DRAMA LEADERSHIP

Maddy Hill & Rosie White

Hana Jolly

Poppy Morgan & Elizabeth Rackstraw
 

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MUSIC AWARDS

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Classical Instrumentalists Awards

 

BEST BRASS PLAYER

Reuben Bignell

Cormac Diamond

Luke Haldane

Thomas Kershaw

 

BEST WOODWIND PLAYER

Jonny AINSCOUGH

Lucy Barnes

Fergus Cooper

Stevie Cooper

Charlotte Farmer

Evie Harper

Josh Kaushal

Florence Ridley

 

BEST STRINGS PLAYER

Raphael Conte

Emily Farmer

Olly Gale

Callum Kunchur

Fergal Marsh

Kate Paterson

Hector Walker

 

Contemporary Musician Awards

 

BEST JAZZ MUSICIAN

Jonny Ainscough

Stevie Cooper

Cormac Diamond

Olly Gale

Matthew Garske

Josh Kaushal

Leon Tasch

Daniela Taverner

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY MUSICIAN

Charles Betz

Joe Parkinson

Akaash Pipial

Gabe Smith

Leon Tasch

Hector Walker

Jack Yates

 

 

Vocal Awards

 

BEST MALE CHORISTER

Raphael Conte

Fergus Cooper

Mark D’Arcy

Cormac Diamond

Charlie Evans

Callum Kunchur

Luke Haldane

Freddie MacGregor

Fergal Marsh

 

BEST FEMALE CHORISTER

Lucy Banks

Megan Ellis

Charlotte Farmer

Emily Farmer

Isabelle Jones

Beatrice Lofthouse

Georgia Mill

Georgia Tuke

Elenor Vockins

 

BEST MALE VOCALIST

Raphael Conte

Fergus Cooper

Mark D’Arcy

Cormac Diamond

Charlie Evans

Keyaan Hameed

Callum Kunchur

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

Lucy Banks

Cassie Halpin

Amy Harris

Isabelle Jones

Poppy Murray

Ava Sherwood-Rogers

Georgia Tuke

Elenor Vockins

 

Musical Leadership Awards

 

BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Jonny Ainscough

Lucy Barnes

Raphael Conte

Cormac Diamond

Charlotte Farmer

Florence Ridley

Ava Sherwood-Rogers & Georgia Tuke

Gabe Smith