Awards

On 1st March 2022, the Visionary Honours returned for its third award show, this year supporting mental health charity YoungMinds. Hosted by Sir Lenny Henry, the awards ceremony celebrated activists, creators and community leaders who over the past 18 months had inspired social change through the arts and their platforms including film, television, music, literature, podcasts, theatre, media platforms and their communities.

Alongside the presentation of the awards, there were live performances by award-winning poet Sophia Thakur and a live music performance by Ella Henderson who performed her new single, ‘Brave’.

With a great ensemble of inspiring icons, community leaders and celebrities all under one roof at BAFTA, Visionary Arts Foundation was delighted to reveal that the winners as follows:

Book Of The Year
Maybe I Don’t Belong Here – David Harewood

Podcast Of The Year
Extraordinary People – Katie Piper

Play/Musical Of The Year
Death of England: Delroy – Clint Dyer & Roy Williams

Documentary Of The Year
Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power – Kandise Abiola & Tash Gaunt

Television Show Of The Year
It’s A Sin – Russell T. Davies

Film Of The Year
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Tom MacRae & Jamie Campbell

Song Of The Year
Peng Black Girls – ENNY

Community Person Of The Year
Sabah Ahmedi – The Young Imam

Inspirational Person of the Year
Rose Ayling-Ellis

Legacy Honour
Sir Trevor McDonald

From diversity and inclusion, to mental health care, the climate crisis, poverty and youth violence prevention, Visionary Arts Foundation believes that people can create a difference, as well as raise awareness of social issues via film, television, music, literature, podcasts, theatre, media platforms and their communities.

Watch highlights in the video above.