Welcome to the Official Wharfedale Festival
of Performing Arts site celebrating
THE 2017 and 111th
THE Competitive Music, Drama and Dance Festival held annually
Speech & Drama 2017 Festival to be held May 16-19th
Registered Charity No. 509227
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).
The dates for the 2017 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Dance Championship 2017 have now being confirmed as 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of November and will once again be held at the usual venue: Guisley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT.
Once the date for the Miss Dance Championship is confirmed, this will also be pulished here.
Congratulations to all our Performers and Winners who entered our very successful 2016 Dance Championship. The Performers who achieved a first place are as follows:
MISS DANCE OF GREAT BRITAIN HEAT: HAYLEY FISHER
(Hayley will represent Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts’ Dance Championship in Blackpool June 2017)
Welcome to the Wharfedale Festival Syllabus for 2017
We are delighted to welcome you to our new style Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts. This year we are celebrating our 111th festival in May 2017. This is part of our new style of Festival with the Speech and Drama and Music in May, the Piano and Song Festival in October and the Dance Festival in November. For specific dates for all the these Festivals please see our website at www.wharfedalefestival.co.uk There you will also find our rules and regulations; please take the time to check them out. Although the proposed scheduling of classes is indicated alongside each one, we would respectfully remind you that the Festival reserves the right to alter these should circumstances so dictate. Such a decision will not be taken lightly and only at the last resort. For further information please contact Mrs. Julie James either by telephone or via the contact form.
We would appeal to all who submit entries that they ensure these are posted in time to arrive on or before the closing date, 20th March 2017. LATE ENTRIES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
If appropriate, all musicians are welcomed to use the services of their own accompanist. If you wish to use our official Festival Accompanist, you are asked to indicate this on your Entry Form. Please provide a copy of OWN CHOICE of music for our adjudicator and an additional copy if using the Festival Accompanist.
Please only use the Official Entry Forms to submit your entries.
For any further information, please visit our website.
Many thanks, and looking forward to welcoming you all in May
Julie James – Speech & Drama Secretary
Tel: 01943 433444
Mob: 07840 992547
PLEASE NOTE – THE FESTIVAL CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN LEFT ON THE PREMISES WITHOUT THE CARE AND SUPERVISION OF THEIR PARENTS OR OTHER RESPONSIBLE ADULT.
1 The competition shall be known as ' The Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts'.
2. All entries shall be in writing and on the form supplied. No assumed names to be used. A separate entry form must be used for each entry.
3. The competitions are controlled in every way by the Management Committee of the Festival, whose decision by majority vote shall be final on any matter arising from or not provided for in this syllabus.
4. In competitions where there are two or more set pieces, no choir, band, orchestra or group will be permitted to make any alteration in its composition.
5. Trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator.
6. The order of competition is by ballot.
March - Piano & Song Syllabus expected to be released during March.
March 20th 2017 - Closing date for entries to the Wharfedale Festival Speech & Drama Section (Late entries will no longer be accepted).
March 20th 2017 - Also the closing date for entries to the Wharfedale Festival Poetry and Short Story Writing Competitions
May 16th, 17th 2017 - Speech & Drama Festival held at Criaglands Hotel, Ilkley.
May 18th, 19th 2017 - Speech & Drama Festival held at the Kings Hall, Ilkley.
October 19th - 21st 2017 - Piano and Song Festival.
November 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th 2017 - Dance Championship held at Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley.
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.