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 took place over the week of 11th - 18th May 2013
The 2013 Dance Championship will be held in November
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.
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.
Special Trophies 2013
Special trophies, to be awarded at the Festival Celebration Concert on Wednesday 5th June at 7.00 pm in Christchurch. Tickets £5.00 on sale at Grove Bookshop/Music and on the door.
Henry Gill Memorial Trophy for the most promising singer under 25 Ann Wilkes
HSBC Bank Rose Bowl Ann Wilkes
Geoffrey Ingle Trophy for the most outstanding performance in the violin classes Hannah Wakefield
June 5 - Celebration Concert
September 21 - Closing date for entries to the Dance Championship
November 2/3 & 9 - Dance Championships 2013
May 10 -17 - The 108th Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts
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.