Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts
Welcome to the Official Wharfedale Festival
of Performing Arts site celebrating
THE Competitive Music and Drama Festival held annually
Registered Charity No. 509227
The Pianoforte & Junior Vocal Classes will take place between
18th - 20th October 2016 at Christchurch Sanctuary
The Dance Championship will take place on
5th, 6th & 12th November 2016 at Guiseley Theatre
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Dance Championship 2016 Dates
Just a reminder that the dates for this year's Dance Championships are the 5th, 6th and 12th of November and take place in the Guiseley Theatre as usual.
November 6th is also the date for the Wharfedale Festival's round of Miss Dance.
Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts receives Royal Thank You
The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts has been awarded a prestigious regional community award. The organisation which was set up in1906 is the latest recipient of The Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York founded the initiative in 1998, primarily and actively encouraging the development of community spirit, individual leadership and initiatives in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The initiative supports projects through a dedicated award scheme and recognition of excellence. Its principal aim is to foster and increase community spirit throughout Yorkshire and is only awarded to community schemes of outstanding merit which meet the rigorous and robust assessment criteria.
Poetry Writing 2017
The Syllabus, individual and Schools/Composite Entry Forms are now available for download for the 2017 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Poetry Writing Competition.
Poems and stories should be typed or CLEARLY handwritten. Maximum size of paper A4. Poems, stories and entry forms to be received on the entry form before or by the closing date 20th March 2017.
Entrants will receive a written Adjudication of their work at the conclusion of the Festival. No verbal adjudication will be given. Winners will be notified two weeks before the Festival so that they may, if they wish, attend to receive their awards from the Adjudicator on the evening of Festival Week.
Some of the winning work will be read. In all cases the Adjudicator will be looking for originality and craft.
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Download 2016 Wharfedale Festival Syllabus
For reasons beyond our control we are having to restructure our Festival and this has resulted in many changes. You will notice a change in the entry closure date from February to March. This means that late entries WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED. We have moved the Festival on one week, thus avoiding SATS week altogether, hoping that this will result in more support from our valued Performers. The biggest change of all is the removal of the Pianoforte and Junior Vocal (solo) classes from the main body of the Festival. These classes will now take place on 18th - 20th October 2016.
Please Note that following the changes to the format of the Wharfedale Festival, entries for October's Piano & Song Festival are now closed and the Syllabus for the Dance Championships is now available and can be downloaded here.
Speech & Drama Results from May 2016.
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August 15th - Closing date for entries to the Wharfedale Piano and Song Festival
September 17th - Closing Date for entries to the Wharfedale Festival Dance Championship
Oct 18th - 20th - Wharfedale Festival Pianoforte and Junior Vocal Classes
November 5th, 6th & 12th - Wharfedale FestivalDance Championship at Guiseley
November 6th - Wharfedale Festival's Miss Dance Championship
March 20th 2017 - Closing date for entries to the Wharfedale Festival Poetry and Short Story Writing Competitions
Duke of York Community Award
The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts has been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award for our work with Special Educational Needs children/young people.