BSEAODS loves to support young performers. The Alan Holt Award (first offered in 1990) perpetuates the memory a past President and Chairman of the Society who died in 1987. Alan was also a teacher at County Upper School, and a Youth Officer for Bury St Edmunds. The award was set up in co-operation with his wife Margaret Holt, a past President of the Society, who continued the award in Alan's name. With Margaret sadly passing away in 2019, the award has been renamed The Alan & Margaret Holt Award - in lasting tribute to this wonderful couple.
Each year the sum of £150 is awarded to a young person about to attend a full-time performing arts course, to assist with the purchase of books, music or other necessary items.
An applicant must write in their own words (about one A4 page) saying how they will benefit from the award, giving some information about themselves and what they have accomplished in the performing arts to date.
Full details of eligibility & how to apply can be found by contacting BSEAODS: firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending submissions to:
BSEAODS 7 The Coppice Great Barton Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 2TT