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
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.
(Please allow pop-up windows when downloading, thank you).
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.
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.