Updated:
March 18, 2018
Highbridge Festival of the Arts 2018 - complete final results and photos

Burnham-On-Sea.com has all the results for every class at the 2018 Highbridge Festival of the Arts.

Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards competed for top honours at the 71st annual festival.

This year's event ran from 5th-17th March across two venues - The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Community Hall. It featured approximately 2,300 performances over the 13 days.

The Festival organisers are now planning their 72nd festival, which will run from Monday 4th - Saturday 16th March 2019. The Syllabus will be available in October 2018, so do keep an eye out and think about entering next year.

Music results - Saturday 17th March 2018

The Music Section of Highbridge Festival was rounded off by a series of exuberant choral performances at St John's Church, Highbridge. The adjudicator, Frith Trezevant, thoroughly enjoyed their singing and said that the evening was a wonderful way to finish the Festival. Earlier in the day, adult vocalists sang for a small and appreciative audience at Highbridge Community Hall.


Class V4E Vocal Solo Song from a Disney Production
1 st Tina Lukins
2 nd Sandy Ashford

Class V5E Vocal Solo Song from Musical Show/Film
1 st Tina Lukins
2 nd Sharon Hanham

Class V7E Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1 st Helen Hill

Class V15E Vocal Solo Adult Novice Own Choice
1 st Ruth Hibbert

Class V2E Vocal Solo Adult Song of Worship
1 st Sandy Ashford
2 nd Mick Harley

Class V3E Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1 st= Mick Harley
1 st= Helen Hill

Class V13D Vocal Solo Song from Gilbert & Sullivan
or other light opera
1 st Naomi Lee

Class V17D Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1 st Jasmine Puddy

Class V8E Vocal Solo baroque/Classical/Romantic
1 st Iris Oxley

Class V9E Vocal Solo Self-Accompanied Song
1 st Rowena Steady

Class V11E Vocal Solo 'Country' Song with
Appropriate Accompaniment
1 st Rowena Steady

Class V18E Vocal Solo Two Contrasting Songs
With Common Theme
1 st Helen Hill

Class V12E Vocal Solo Art Song in Original Language
1 st Helen Hill
2 nd Sharon Hanham

Class V17E Vocal Solo Any Song Own Choice
1 st Iris Oxley
2 nd Helen Hill
3 rd Sandy Ashford

Class V20E Vocal Duet from Stage/Film
1 st Jo Thorn & Ann Clewlow
2 nd= Sandy Ashford & Rowena Steady
2 nd= Sharon Hanham & Iris Oxley

Class V23E Vocal Duet Any Other Duet
1 st Jo Thorn & Ann Clewlow
2 nd Ruth Hibbert & Alice Bingham

Class V26E Vocal Group Piece for 6 - 12 Singers
1 st The Treblemakers
2 nd= Simply Six
2 nd= Tabernacle Singers
3 rd The Octettes

Class V27E Vocal Group 1-2 Arranged Pop Songs
For 6 - 12 Singers
1 st The Treblemakers
2 nd The Octettes
3 rd Simply Six

Class C29 Choral Two Contrasting Songs of Worship
1 st Vocalise (pictured)
2 nd Coastline Singers

Class C31 Choral Two Contrasting Songs to be
Sung in Harmony
1 st Worle Community Choir
2 nd= Vocalise
2 nd= Bleadon Belles

Class C32 Choral Two Songs in Unison
1 st Vocalise
2 nd Coastline Singers

Class C30 Choral Two or Three Short Songs
With a Common Theme
1 st Vocalise
2 nd Coastline Singers

Class C35 Choral 15 Minute Show Medley
1 st Vocalise
2 nd Bleadon Belles

Music results - Friday 16th March 2018

Nearly 80 vocal performances took place on the first day of the vocal section of Highbridge Festival. The adjudicator, Frith Trezevant, said that she was thrilled to hear such a variety of singing from so many young people. She also offered advice to competitors on how they might develop their singing further and encouraged the audience to join in with some vocal exercises.

Class V6B Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1 st Kelly Anne Magbanua
2 nd= Connie Paterson
2 nd= Trystan Hudson
3 rd= Oliviya Sivakumar
3 rd= Virginia Rulli-Gibbs

Class V4A Vocal Solo Song from a Disney Production
1 st= Agnes Lalu Paul
1 st= Beau Plested
2 nd= Annalise Stoneman
2 nd= Ella Groves
3 rd= Isobel Tweedie
3 rd= Joshua Mills

Class V7B Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1 st Kelly Anne Magbanua

Class V7A Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1 st Max Richards

Class V9B Vocal Solo Self-Accompanied Song
1 st Trystan Hudson

Class V10B Vocal Solo Arranged Folk Song
1 st= Oliviya Sivakumar
1 st= Kelly Anne Magbanua

Class V1B Vocal Solo Choirboy/Girl Song of Worship
1 st Connie Paterson
2 nd Leah Norton
3 rd Oliviya Sivakumar

Class V1A Vocal Solo Choirboy/Girl Song of Worship
1 st Annalise Stoneman

Class V3B Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1 st Arlie Hobden

Class V3A Vocal Solo Traditional Unaccompanied Folk Song
1 st Agnes Lalu Paul

Class V5B Vocal Solo Song from Musical Show/Film
1 st= Kelly Anne Magbanua
1 st= Leah Norton
1 st= Connie Paterson
2 nd= Matilda Armstrong
2 nd= Virginia Rulli-Gibbs

Class V5A Vocal Solo Song from Musical Show/Film
1 st Beau Plested
2 nd Agnes Lalu Paul
3 rd Ella Groves

Class V17B Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1 st Connie Paterson
2 nd= Arlie Hobden
2 nd= Kelly Anne Magbanua
2 nd= Leah Norton

Class V17A Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1 st Agnes Lalu Paul
2 nd= Joshua Mills
2 nd= Beau Plested

Class V4B Vocal Solo Song from a Disney Production
1 st= Oliviya Sivakumar
1 st= Leah Norton
2 nd= Virginia Rulli-Gibbs
2 nd= Connie Paterson
3 rd Seren Richards

Class V20C Vocal Duet from Stage or Film
1 st Fiona Williams & Emily Thomas
2 nd Leah Norton & Emily Thomas
3 rd Oliviya Sivakumar & Millie Thomas

Class V1C Vocal Solo Choirboy/Girl Song of Worship
1 st Christiana Panteli
2 nd Kate Pattinson

Class V45B Vocal Solo Musical Theatre Song
1 st= Beth Rose
1 st= William Davies

Class V21B Vocal Duet in Classical/Baroque Style
1 st Emma Lilley & William Davies
Class V4C Vocal Solo Song from a Disney Production
1 st Hannah Murdoch
2 nd Emily Thomas
3 rd Kate Pattinson

Class V5C Vocal Solo Song from Musical Show/Film
1 st Hannah Murdoch
2 nd Fiona Williams
3 rd= Emily Thomas
3 rd= Vinnie Triggol

Class V7C Vocal Solo A Humorous Song
1 st Hannah Murdoch

Class V9C Vocal Solo Self-Accompanied Song
1 st Annabel Gilmour

Class V24C Vocal Duet Adult & Child Own Choice
1 st Annabel Gilmour & Rowena Steady

Class V17C Vocal Solo Any Song of Own Choice
1 st Vinnie Triggol
2 nd= Millie Thomas
2 nd= Emily Thomas
2 nd= Evelyn Rowland
3 rd= Christiana Panteli

Class V6C Vocal Solo Any Pop Song
1 st Millie Thomas
2 nd Daisy-Mae Marks
3 rd Vinnie Triggol

Class V8C Vocal Solo Baroque/Classical/Romantic
1 st Christiana Panteli

Class V13C Vocal Solo Song from Gilbert &
Sullivan or other Light Opera
1 st Hannah Murdoch

Class V23C Vocal Duet Any Other Duet
1 st Leah Norton & Evelyn Rowland

Class V26C Vocal Group Piece 6 - 12 Singers
1 st Burnham Youth Choir

Music results - Thursday 15th March 2018

The fourth and final day of the Instrumental Section of Highbridge Festival was rounded off by an outstanding performance by the King Alfred Concert Band, which earned them an Honours mark from the adjudicator Elizabeth Brazier. Earlier in the day, she praised the teachers who had prepared their school choirs and orchestra for The Festival and said that they were an asset to their schools. She told the children of Churchfield School how lucky they were to have a composer in their school. Mark First School won Gold & Silver medals for their singing, as did Young Churchfield Voices. In the younger age group, Burnham Infants gained a distinction and gold medal for their performance. St Joseph's Orchestra played during the morning much to the enjoyment of the audience. A highlight of the day were three performances by violinist, Poppy McGhee who was rewarded with two honours marks, one for an accompanied solo and the other, which had an even higher mark, for her violin recital. "You will go far," said Ms Brazier when she talked to Poppy about her playing.

Class G77 Instrumental Groups
Classroom Music Making
1 st St Joseph's Orchestra

Class X63C Part 1 Accompanied Solos Strings
1 st Poppy McGhee* (Honours)

Class R99 Instrumental Recital
1 st Poppy McGhee* (Honours)

Class X70C Unaccompanied Solos Strings
1 st Poppy McGhee

Class X63C Part 2 Accompanied Solos Strings
1 st Maisy Bartlett

Class X63B Accompanied Solos Strings
1 st Tristan Hollyfield

Class C32 Choral Two Songs in Unison Year 2 & Under
1 st Burnham Infants

Class C32 Choral Two Songs in Unison Year 4 & Under
1 st Mark First School
2 nd Young Churchfield Voices

Class C29 Choral Two Contrasting Songs of Worship
Year 4 & Under
1 st Young Churchfield Voices
2 nd Mark First School

Class G78 Instrumental Ensemble 3 - 6 Instruments
1 st A Touch of Wind
2 nd Dan-Gerene Five
3 rd Clarendon Recorders

Class G81 Instrumental Ensemble 35+ Instruments
1 st King Alfred Concert Band* (Honours)

Music results - Wednesday 14th March 2018

A large audience on Wednesday morning was delighted by choral performances from St Joseph's Catholic School, Brent Knoll, Churchfield, St Andrew's Junior School & Ashcott Primary choirs. During the afternoon the audience were entertained by entrants playing a wide variety of brass, woodwind & percussion instruments. Adjudicator Elizabeth Brazier said: "You never know which instrument is coming next at Highbridge!" This theme continued into the evening when the large audience were treated to solo and duet performances on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. One of the highlights of the evening was an acoustic guitar solo by Luke Bartlett. Elizabeth Brazier, the adjudicator, not only complimented Luke on his outstanding performance but also suggested that he might conduct a Masterclass for some of the younger guitarists who performed earlier in the day. The day was rounded off by brass ensembles.

Class C30B Choral Two or Three Short Pieces
with a common theme
1 st St Joseph's Catholic School Choir
2 nd Brent Knoll

Class 32B Choral Two Songs in Unison
1 st St Andrew's Junior School
2 nd Churchfield Voices
3 rd Ashcott School Choir

Class 29B Choral Two Contrasting Songs of Worship
1 st Churchfield Voices

Class X73B Unaccompanied Solos Guitar
1 st Lois Engelbrecht

Class X64B Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1 st Lillie Hannett
2 nd Harriet Hobbs
3 rd Millie Strong

Class X68B Accompanied Solos Guitar
1 st Lois Engelbrecht

Class X71B Unaccompanied Solos Woodwind
1 st Harriet Hobbs
2 nd= Lillie Hannett
2 nd= Millie Strong

Class X66C Accompanied Solos Percussion
1 st Benjamin Warner-Deards

Class X66B Accompanied Solos Percussion
1 st Thomas Riggs
2 nd Anthony Ashman
3 rd Nathan Ashman

Class X65B Accompanied Solos Brass
1 st Tristan Hollyfield
2 nd Sam Elton

Class G79 Instrumental Ensemble 7 - 12 Instruments
1 st Toots
Class X74C Instrumental Duet Any Combination
1 st Freja Dandy & Isabella Thomas

Class 74D Instrumental Duet Any Combination
1 st Ophelia Buckton & Joseph Storar
2 nd= Maisy & Luke Bartlett
2 nd= James Biddiscombe & George Simmons
3 rd Daniel Anderson & Lewis Priest

Class X72D Guitar
1 st Luke Bartlett* (Honours)

Class X74E Instrumental Duet Any Combination
1 st Fred Tiso & Ian Tiso
2 nd Ian Tiso & Ceiliegh Tiso
3 rd Joan Locock & Ken Henton

Class X65C Accompanied Brass Solos
1 st= Laurence Hollyfield
1 st= Edward Tye
2 nd Freja Dandy
3 rd Isabella Thomas

Class X65D Accompanied Brass Solos
1 st Daniel Anderson
2 nd= Ophelia Buckton
2 nd= George Simmons

Class G78D Instrumental Ensemble 3 - 6 Instruments
1 st J Storar, S Elton, L Priest, J Biddiscombe, I Tjomas
2 nd O Buckton, J Storar, F Dandy, D Anderson

Class G80 Instrumental Ensemble 13 - 35 Instruments
1 st King Alfred brass ensemble

Music results - Tuesday 13th March 2018

The second day of the Music Section of Highbridge Festival was a very lively one with entrants receiving lots of compliments for their playing. A large number of entrants were commended or received distinctions for their performances. The first Honours marks in this year's Festival were also awarded today to two soloists and one group.
During the morning recorder groups from Brent Knoll, St Joseph's Catholic Primary & Bridgwater Academy competed against each other with barely a mark to separate them when the medals were awarded. Hutton Taiko, a school drumming group, took to the stage mid-morning and wowed the audience with their rhythmical performance. The day was rounded off by two accomplished multi-discipline performances, which really excited the adjudicator and royally entertained the audience. BEES, who gained an Honours mark, performed a medley of songs from CATS, whilst Burnham Youth Choir shared their 'mash-up' of songs from Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Class X88B Instrumental Beginners' Class
1 st Megan Carpenter
2 nd= Seth Barnshaw
2 nd= Imogen Ashton
3 rd= Will Harris
3 rd= Woodie Crook
3 rd= Bethan Sinclair

Class X74B Instrumental Duet Any Combination
1 st Imogen Ashton & Bethan Sinclair

Class X63A Instrumental Solo Strings
1 st Peter Thompson
2 nd Ella Phippen

Class G77B Classroom Music Making
1 st Hutton Taiko

Class X88A Instrumental Beginners' Class
1 st Tula Ashman
2 nd Francesca Strong
3 rd Thomas Squire

Class X62A Recorder Groups One or Two Pieces
1 st Brent Knoll Recorder Club
2 nd Bridgwater College Academy

Class X61A Recorder Duets One or Two Pieces
1 st Pip Thompson & Martha Piers
2 nd Zara Bond & Grace Windsor

Class X60A Recorder Solos One or Two Pieces
1 st Pip Thompson
2 nd Tula Ashman
3 rd= Zara Bond
3 rd= Martha Piers

Class X62B Recorder Groups One or Two Pieces
1 st Brent Knoll Recorder Club
2 nd St Joseph's Recorders

Class X61B Recorder Duets One or Two Pieces
1 st Katie Harvey & Josh Hill-Nicholls

Class X60B Recorder Solos One or Two Pieces
1 st Josh Hill-Nichols
2 nd Millie Strong
3 rd= Katie Harvey
3 rd= Lucy Falber

Class G79B Instrumental Ensemble 7 - 12 Instruments
1 st Brent Knoll School

Class X75B Instrumental Duet Adult & Child
1 st= Sophie & Louise Gass
1 st= Millie Jones & Hannah Jones
2 nd= Harriet Hobbs
2 nd= Lillie Hannett

Class X88C Instrumental Beginners' Class
1 st Tom Siequien
2 nd= Frazer Broadway
2 nd= Kathryn Livesley (Guitar)
3 rd= Millie Jones
3 rd= Kathryn Livesley (Piano)

Class X64C Accompanied Solos Woodwind
1 st Sophie Beard

Class X75C Instrumental Duet Adult & Child
1 st Sophie Beard

Class P53E Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st Lesley Grant

Class X60C Recorder Solos One or Two Pieces
1 st Tom Sequin

Class X63D Accompanied Solos Strings
1 st Annie Tiso* (Honours)
2 nd Imogen Holborn

Class X60D Recorder Solos One or Two Pieces
1 st Luc Richards* (Honours)

Class X75D Instrumental Duet Adult & Child
1 st Imogen Holborn & Laura Heathcote
2 nd Annie Tiso & Ceiliegh Tiso

Class X88E Instrumental Beginners' Class
1 st Fiona Livesley
2 nd Janet Nurse

Class G37 Multi-discipline Performance
1st BEES* (Honours)

Class G37C/D Multi-discipline Performance
1 st Burnham Youth Choir

Music results - Monday 12th March 2018

The opening day of the Music Section of Highbridge Festival of The Arts saw pianists take centre stage in Highbridge Community Hall. The adjudicator, Elizabeth Brazier, was impressed with the number of pianists playing during the day, commenting: "Piano playing is alive and well in Highbridge!" The day sessions gave young and new pianists opportunities to play in public, many for the first time.

One of the highlights was the Elena Cobb Duet Class, where William, Seth, Francesca, Isabelle, Frazier & William played duets with their teacher. Not only were they competing for a gold medal but also a prize of £50, which was won by William Gardner. Shapwick School Choir enthused the audience with their rendition of ‘When The Saints’ and achieved a distinction mark from the adjudicator, who encouraged them to sing again with the audience joining in.
The audience for the evening session were regaled with performances by slightly older and more experienced pianists, as well as another Elena Cobb Class for solo beginners and early intermediate players, which was won by Hannah Coulton.

Class P53B Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st Jack Richardson
2 nd= Matilda Armstrong
2 nd= Amy Naish
3 rd Hope Fisher

Class P52B Piano Duet One or Two Pieces
1 st Eleanor Partington & Gina White

Class P48B Piano Solo One Piece of Own Choice
1 st Florence Pincott
2 nd Lorna King
3 rd= Harry Naish
3 rd= Jack Richardson

P53A Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st William Riggs
2 nd Max Frank Lynham
3 rd Willow Potter

Class V26B Vocal Group Piece for 6-12 Singers
1 st Shapwick School Choir

P45 Elena Cobb Duets & Trios
1 st William Gardner
2 nd William Riggs
3 rd= Francesca Strong
3 rd= Frazer Broadway

Class P53C Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st Evie Gulliver
2 nd Frazer Broadway

P48A Piano Solo One Piece of Own Choice
1 st Francesca Strong
2 nd Isabelle Dyer

Class P52A Piano Duet One or Two Pieces
1 st Isabelle Dyer & Francesca Strong

Class P40 Piano Solo Up to Grade 1
1 st Amy Naish
2 nd Lydia Osborne
3 rd= Florence Pincott
3 rd= Harry Naish

Class P51B Piano Solo One Modern Piece
1 st Jack Richardson

Class P41 Piano Solo Grades 2 - 3
1 st Charlotte Mills
2 nd William Gardner
3 rd Sam Grant

Class P42 Piano Solo Grades 4 - 5
1 st Vincent Tsang
2 nd Hannah Coulton

Class P43 Piano Solo Grades 6 - 7
1 st Emma Lawton
2 nd Jenny Golding

Class P46 Elena Cobb Solo Class
1 st Hannah Coulton
2 nd= Amy Naish
2 nd= Jack Richardson
2 nd= Lucas Earthy

Class P48C Piano Solo One Piece of Own Choice
1 st Charlotte Mills
2 nd William Gardner
3 rd Frazer Broadway

Class P52C Piano Duet One or Two Pieces
1 st Lottie Mills & Evie Gulliver

Class P48D Piano Solo One Piece of Own Choice
1 st Alice Gardner
2 nd Penny Sandford-Hughes

Class P49D Piano Solo Improvisation
1 st Oliver Davies

Class P51D Piano Solo One Modern Piece
1 st Alice Gardner

Class P53D Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st Penny Sandford-Hughes
Class P53E Piano Duet Pupil & Teacher
1 st Netta Meadows
2 nd Yvonne Smith
3 rd Chrissy Coburn

Class P54E Piano Trio One or Two Pieces
1 st The Accidentals
2 nd RHM

Dance results - Sunday 11th March 2018

The last day of the Dance Section ended with solo, duet and trio performances from dancers aged 15 to 18 years, many of whom achieved distinctions for their efforts. The highest marks of the Dance Section were awarded to Hebe Littlewood, who attained a distinction mark of 89 for both her Modern Solo and Choreographic Solo. Holly Cooper scored consistently throughout the day, achieving three distinctions and also won the gold medal for her Ballet Solo. The Dance Section of the Festival was rounded off by some super Group Dances, in both Classical & Cabaret Styles, which were warmly applauded by the audience.

Class 8 National Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Holly Cooper
2 nd Megan Elliott

Class 10 Hip Hop/Street 15 to 18 Years
1 st Holly Potter
2 nd= Amelia Corrick
2 nd= Jessica Weaver

Class 7 Contemporary Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Hebe Littlewood

Class 8 Greek Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Holly Cooper
2 nd Megan Elliott

Class 5 Lyrical Modern Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Hebe Littlewood
2 nd Allana Kingston
3 rd Holly Cooper

Class 2 Modern Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Hebe Littlewood
2 nd Holly Cooper
3 rd Allana Kingston

Class 60 Classical Duet 21 Years & Under
1 st Amelia Corrick & Allana Kingston

Class 66 Cabaret Trio/Quartet 21 Years & Under
1 st Holly Potter, Rose Marks, Fleur Aplin

Class 3 Tap Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Allana Kingston
2 nd Amelia Corrick
3 rd Megan Elliott

Class 9 Choreographic Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Hebe Littlewood
2 nd Holly Cooper

Class 11 Song & Dance Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Allana Kingston
2 nd Holly Cooper
3 rd Megan Elliott

Class 1 Classical Ballet Solo
1 st Holly Cooper
2 nd Hebe Littlewood
3 rd Holly Potter

Class 59 Cabaret Duet 21 Years & Under
1 st Holly Potter & Poppy Potter
2 nd Dominic Cleverdon & Katy Ann Rogers
3 rd Rose Marks & Hattie Kybert

Class 4 Character Solo 15 to 18 Years
1 st Holly Cooper
2 nd= Megan Elliott
2 nd= Holly Potter
2 nd= Rose Marks

Class 74 Classical Group 21 Years & Under
1 st Totnes School of Dance
2 nd Annette Adams School of Dancing

Class 73 Cabaret Group 21 Years & Under
1 st Nicky Jenks School of Dance C
2 nd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance A
2 nd= Nicky Jenks School of Dance B
2 nd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance B
3 rd= Nicky Jenks School of Dance A
3 rd= Annette Adams School of Dancing

Dance results - Saturday 10th March 2018

Saturday’s audience at Highbridge Festival Dance Section were delighted to see performances from 13 and 14 year old dancers. A number of individual dancers achieved distinctions for their work and adjudicator, Claire Jennings, was pleased with the good standard of dance throughout the day. The day was rounded off by varied performances from adult dancers. The audience were entertained by ballet, hip hop, tap and flamenco dances from the adult groups and were impressed by the costumes and energy shown by the dancers.

Class 19 National Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Alana James

Class 20 Choreographic Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st= Charlotte Whyborn
1 st= Emma Donoghue

Class 68 Cabaret Trio/Quartet 14 Years & Under
1 st Solene Withers, Olivia Musson, Sophie Payne

Class 16 Lyrical Modern Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Elaina Gomm
3 rd= Katie Alford
3 rd= Charlotte Whyborn

Class 21 Hip Hop/Street 13 & 14 Years
1 st Charlotte Whyborn
2 nd Ellie-Mae Teale

Class 14 Tap Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Niamh Bailey
3 rd Ellie-Mae Teale

Class 62 Classical Duet 14 Years & Under
1 st Polly Hall & Abigail Hopwood

Class 17 Greek Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Niamh Bailey
2 nd Anya Fairhead

Class 15 Character Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Charlotte Whyborn
3 rd Elaina Gomm

Class 12 Classical Ballet Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Katie Alford
3 rd Chiara Williams

Class 61 Cabaret Duet 14 Years & Under
1 st Abigail Hopwood & Polly Hall
2 nd Holly Sanders & Emma Orledge
3 rd= Charlotte Whyborn & Amelia Kybert
3 rd= Lily-Rain Fuller & Eliza Hopwood

Class 13 Modern Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Anya Fairhead
2 nd Katie Alford
3 rd= Niamh Bailey
3 rd= Chiara Williams

Class 65 Any Dance Adult Duet
1 st Duo Flamenco

Class 22 Song & Dance Solo 13 & 14 Years
1 st Charlotte Whyborn
2 nd Jemima Garner
3 rd= Katie Alford
3 rd= Abigail Hopwood

Class 72 Any Dance Adult Trio/Quartet
1 st Grupo Tordion

Class 81 Any Dance Adult Group
1 st The Lisa Jane School of Dance A
2 nd= Dancefit Academy A
2 nd= Rebecca Florey School of Dance
2 nd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance B
3 rd= Fuego Flamenco
3 rd= Dancefit Academy B

Dance results - Friday 9th March 2018

Friday evening saw a large audience at The Princess Theatre for the classical & cabaret group dances performed by members of nine different dance schools. The audience enjoyed all of the performances and were thoroughly entertained by the variety of styles and music used. Bridgwater based Fox King Academy took the gold medal for their classical ballet group, whilst Highbridge based The Lisa Jane School of Dance took gold in the cabaret class. Earlier in the day, dancers aged 11 and 12 years competed in a variety of dance styles individually and as duets and trios.
The Dance Section of the Festival continues tomorrow, Saturday, with 13 & 14 year old dancers. Adult dancers take to the stage from 4:55pm. Dance finishes on Sunday with the 15 to 18 year old dancers and culminates with group dances from 3:45pm. Tickets for the group dances are available from The Princess Theatre and if you would like to join the audience please arrive by 3:30pm.

Class 29 National Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty
2 nd Evie Cushing

Class 27 Lyrical Modern Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty
2 nd Dorothy Green
3 rd= Anna Burchell
3 rd= Millie Pass

Class 31 Hip Hop/Street Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty

Class 69A Classical Trio/Quartet 12 Years & Under
1 st Maya Campbell, Emma Thornton, Lily-Rain Fuller

Class 25 Tap Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty
2 nd Hattie Bulley
3 rd Evie Cushing

Class 62A Classical Duet 12 Years & Under
1 st Emma Thornton & Lily-Rain Fuller
2 nd Bethany Floyd & Lola Hughes

Class 68A Cabaret Trio/Quartet 12 Years & Under
1 st Emma Thornton, Lily-Rain Fuller, Eliza Hopwood

Class 24 Modern Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Lola Lawrence
2 nd= Ellie Doherty
2 nd= Dorothy Green
3 rd= Millie Pass
3 rd= Amelia Smith

Class 26 Character Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty
2 nd Millie Pass
3 rd Honey Hann

Class 23 Classical Ballet Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Violet Wyatt
2 nd= Anna Burchell
2 nd= Hattie Bulley
3 rd Dorothy Green

Class 28 Greek Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st= Ellie Doherty
1 st= Lily-Rain Fuller

Class 32 Song & Dance Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Millie Pass
2 nd Ellie Doherty
3 rd Hattie Bulley

Class 30 Choreographic Solo 11 & 12 Years
1 st Ellie Doherty
2 nd Scarlett Puddy
3 rd= Olivia Moores
3 rd= Arabella Williams

Class 61A Cabaret Duet 12 Years & Under
1 st Scarlett Puddy & Dorothy Green
2 nd Emma Thornton & Maya Campbell
3 rd Lily-Rain Fuller & Maya Campbell

Class 77 Classical Group 14 Years & Under
1 st Fox King Dance Academy
2 nd The Lisa Jane School of Dance
3 rd Nicky Jenks School of Dance A

Class 76 Cabaret Group 14 Years & Under
1 st The Lisa Jane School of Dance B
2 nd= The Lisa Jane School of Dance A
2 nd= Nicky Jenks School of Dance D
3 rd First Steps & Carly Elizabeth

Dance results - Thursday 8th March 2018

9 and 10 year old dancers took to the stage on Thursday at the Highbridge Festival of The Arts, achieving high marks in a wide variety of dance styles from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop. The dancers' imaginative costumes in the Character Solos certainly impressed the audience and added to the interpretation of their dances. The day was rounded off by group dances from seven dance schools, who showcased their talents and teamwork to perform Cabaret dances in a range of musical/dance styles.

Class 39 National Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Carys Rowland
2 nd Erin Weaving-Wrayford
3 rd Holly Shere

Class 34 Modern Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Carys Rowland
2 nd Katie Thornton
3 rd Florence Milner

Class 40 Hip Hop/Street Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Ralfie Puddy
2 nd Bradley Dakin
3 rd Emma Thornton

Class 37 Lyrical Modern Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Daisy Sage
2 nd Carys Rowland
3 rd= Erin Weaving-Wrayford
3 rd= Florence Milner

Class 38 Greek Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Carys Rowland
2 nd Isobelle Bennett

Class 64 Classical Duet 10 Years & Under
1 st Lily Beacon & Amber Sharrock
2 nd Rebecca Mawbey & Shauna Cooke

Class 36 Character Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
2 nd Carys Rowland
3 rd Ellie Walpole

Class 34 Modern Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Erin Weaving-Wrayford
2 nd Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
3 rd Leah Broad

Class 33 Classical Ballet 9 & 10 Years
1 st Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
2 nd Daisy Sage
3 rd= Carys Rowland
3 rd= Florence Milner

Class 70 Cabaret Trio 10 Years & Under
1 st= Katie Thornton, Lottie Skinner & Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
1 st= Lily Beacon, Cally Britnell & Amber Sharrock

Class 41 Song & Dance Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Carys Rowland
2 nd Madeline Thomas
3 rd Lily Beacon

Class 35 Tap Solo 9 & 10 Years
1 st Katie Thornton
2 nd Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
3 rd= Daisy Sage
3 rd= Lottie Skinner

Class 63 Cabaret Duet 10 Years & Under
1 st Lottie Skinner & Isla Petty-Fitzmaurice
2 nd Kacey Watters & Charlotte Jewell
3 rd Alisha Tarling & Isobelle Bennett

Class 78 Cabaret Group 10 Years & Under
1 st Natalie White School of Dance
2 nd= Fox King Dance Academy
2 nd= Signature Dance Studio
3 rd Queens College Junior Dance Company

Dance results - Wednesday 7th March 2018

The first day of Dance saw the youngest competitors dancing in a variety of styles from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop. The appreciative audience loudly applauded their dancing and super costumes. Adjudicator Claire Jennings praised the marks achieved and offered advice on how the competitors could develop their dances.

Class 47 National Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Ola Adamkowska

Class 55 National Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Caitlin Bowers

Class 43 Modern Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Holly Peters
2 nd Hattie Kybert
3 rd Layla Tovey

Class 80 Any Dance Primary School Group
1 st Berrow Primary School
2 nd= Worle Village School
2 nd= Worle Village School

Class 53 Character Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Lola John
2 nd Caitlin Bowers

Class 44 Tap Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Mia Doherty
2 nd Fenella Milner
3 rd= Poppy Potter
3 rd= Freya Chaffey

Class 52 Tap Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Lola John

Class 51 Modern Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Bonnie-Lee Talbot
2 nd= Iona Beau Watson
2 nd= Sienna Moores
3 rd Beau-Angel Talbot

Class 45 Character Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Mia Doherty
2 nd Eloise Prynne
3 rd Fenella Milner

Class 57 Song and Dance Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Beau-Angel Talbot
2 nd= Lola John
2 nd= Bonnie-Lee Talbot

Class 50 Classical Ballet Solo 6 Years & Under
1 st Bonnie-Lee Talbot
2 nd Sienna Moores
3 rd= Marianne Finch
3 rd= Ruby Loud
3 rd= Beau-Angel Talbot

Class 71 Classical Trio/Quartet 10 Years & Under
1 st Amber Evans, Yazmin Hill & Ruby Loud

Class 42 Classical Ballet Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Beatrice Langham
2 nd Fenella Milner
3 rd= Eloise Prynne
3 rd= Poppy Potter
3 rd= Alice Friend

Class 46 Greek Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Mia Doherty
2 nd Ola Adamkowska

Class 58 Any Dance 4 Years & Under
1 st Abigail Latimer
2 nd Lexi Petty Fitzmaurice
3 rd Iona Beau Watson

Class 43 Modern Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Fenella Milner
2 nd= Mia Doherty
2 nd= Eloise Prynne
3 rd= Poppy Potter
3 rd= Bonnie Williams

Class 64A Classical Duet 8 Years & Under
1 st Eloise Prynne & Mia Doherty
2 nd= Lauren Miller & Lola Smith
2 nd= Bethany Waite & Nerissa Hill
3 rd= Mia Lott & Rosie Eades
3 rd= Caitlin Bowers & Ola Adamkowska

Class 48 Hip Hop/Street Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Poppy Potter
2 nd Mia Doherty

Class 49 Song & Dance Solo 7 & 8 Years
1 st Rebecca Barter
2 nd= Eloise Prynne
2 nd= Megan Boyd
3 rd Fenella Milner

Class 63A Cabaret Duet 8 Years & Under
1 st Eloise Prynne & Mia Doherty
2 nd Poppy Potter & Hattie Kybert
3 rd Imogen Holland & Brooke Bittner

Speech and Drama results - Tuesday 6th March 2018

The second day of the Speech & Drama Section saw 99 primary aged children take to the stage to recite poems they had learnt by heart. Dawn Rose, Speech & Drama Secretary, said: "The children should be very proud of themselves for braving the stage and their marks were very good." Children from Berrow School arrived in their Book Day outfits, as the snow had postponed the event last week, which added more excitement to their performances. Later, Year 3 of St Joseph's School wowed the audience with their 'See What I Can Do' entry about the body, gaining one of the highest marks of the day and a distinction. The Festival is delighted that so many children took part in the Speech & Drama Section this year and hope that their performances will encourage them to take part again next year.

Class 103A Set Verse 8 Years and under
1 st Tabitha Hadley
2 nd Harley Robinson
3 rd= Emma Edey
3 rd= Lucy Pitcher

Class 103 Verse Speaking 8 Years and Under
1 st Morwenna Fuller
2 nd Beau Plested
3 rd Ruby Wells

Class 104 part 1 Verse Speaking Year 4 & Year 5
1 st Beau Plested
2 nd Holly Fear
3 rd Daisy Hale

Class 104 part 2 Verse Speaking Year 6
1 st Lucy Falber
2 nd Freddy Jones
3 rd= Alfie Phillips
3 rd= Amelie Rowley-Wall

Class 102 Verse Speaking 6 Years and Under
1 st Sienna Moores
2 nd Kiera Marlow
3 rd= Molly Bradbury-Smith
3 rd= Jennifer Bryne

Class 115C Novice Class - See What I Can Do
1 st St Joseph's RC Primary School Year 3

Class 120C Duologue- Scripted
1 st Morwenna Fuller & Rebecca Barter

Class 120D Duologue - Scripted
1 st Edward Fidler & Georgia Fidler
2 nd Luke Chetland & Alisha Hossein

Speech and Drama results - Monday 5th March 2018

Highbridge Festival of The Arts got off to a great start with super choral speaking performances from five local schools. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience of taking to the stage at The Princess Theatre in Burnham and were warmly applauded by the audience. Later in the day the audience were entertained by solo performances by children and adults who recited poems, read prose extracts and delivered monologues. Sam Nicol was delighted to achieve Honours and a gold medal for her reading of a poem by Andrea Shavick. The first day of the Festival was rounded off by a variety of pantomime performances, devised dramas and original short stories, which showcased the writing and acting talents of some of our local residents.

Class 114C Choral Speech Own Choice
1 st St Andrew's Junior School Class 4P
2 nd St Andrew's Junior School Class 4BP
3 rd Churchfield Church School Rowan Class

Class 114B Choral Speech Own Choice
1 st Burnham Infants

Class 116C Drama Group Theme
1 st North Petherton Junior School Yr 4, 5 & 6

Class 101 Verse Speaking 4 Years and Under
1 st Talia King

Class 113C Contemporary Poetry
1 st Morwenna Fuller
2 nd Freddy Jones

Class 110C Original Poetry
1 st Bethan Rose
2 nd Morwenna Fuller

Class 110G Original Poetry
1 st Robert Kelly (Poet) recited by Sam Nicol

Class 112C Themed Poetry
1 st Morwenna Fuller
2 nd Freddy Jones
3 rd Heidi Barnett

Class 124G Prose Reading - Sight Reading
1 st Sam Nicol

Class 109C Read & Present a Poem
1 st Matilda Friend
2 nd Freddy Jones
3 rd Morwenna Fuller

Class 109G Read & Present a Poem
1 st Sam Nicol * (Honours)


Class 121C Monologue - Scripted
1 st Morwenna Fuller
2 nd Caleb Aston

Class 129C Pantomime - Comedy Duologue
1 st Kayden Wright & Adam Davies
2 nd Annabelle Woods & Owen Kirk

Class 123C Prose Reading - Diary Extract
1 st Freddy Jones
2 nd Matilda Friend
3 rd Morwenna Fuller

Class 105 Verse Speaking 12 Years & Under
1 st Bronwyn Clark
2 nd Adam Davies

Class 130E Own Choice Pantomime Scene
1 st Jack Hinton, Cohen Slator & Nathaniel Burridge-Grist
2 nd Faye Dyer & Bronwyn Clark

Class 117C Dramatic Solo by Recognised Dramatist
1 st Matilda Friend

Class 117D Dramatic Solo by Recognised Dramatist
1 st Edward Fidler
2 nd Luke Chetland

Class 117G Dramatic Solo by Recognised Dramatist
1 st Sam Nicol

Class 118E Devised Drama
1 st Bronwyn Clark, Jack Hinton, Cohen Slator, Faye Dyer, Nathaniel Burridge-Grist

Class 118G Devised Drama
1 st Kim Cook, Faye Cook, Naomi Nicholson

Class 122G Prose Reading - Original Short Story
1 st Kim Lewis
2 nd Jane Lee

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