Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech
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
This will be held over the week of 11th - 18th May 2013
Held at various venues throughout Ilkley
Kings Hall: Christchurch: Riddings Hall: Baptist Church:
All Saints Parish Church
Dates for your diary: Festival 2014 - 10th-17th May 2014
Advance dates for 2014
Please add to your diary, the 2014 Wharfedale Festival will take place over the week of 10th to 17th of May 2014.
Looking back on Festival 2012
Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts 2012
Started on 12th May with junior Musical Theatre vocal classes and finished on the following Saturday with adult vocal classical classes.
Our adjudicators were June Rayner, Ann Warr and Carol Schroder for Speech & Drama, and Stanley Roocroft, MBE, Dr Vivien Pike and Mary Powney on the music side.
On Sunday, we were welcomed to Christchurch, one of our Festival bases, where we held our Special Service of Rededication.
Speech and Drama continued through Monday and Tuesday in as many as three venues at once, with Theatre classes at the Kings Hall on Monday evening and on Tuesday night at the Kings Hall, we had five steel bands, a variety of brass solos and three brass bands.
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.
May 11-18 - The 107th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts
June 5 - Celebration Concert
November - Dance Championships 2013
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.