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Important Dates


28th & 29th April 2020 - Speech and Drama Classes at the Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley

30th April 2020 - Choirs and Music Classes at the Kings Hall, Ilkley

30th April 2020 - Council Evening Concert at the Winter Gardens, Ilkley

1st May 2020 - Primary Schools "Big Sing" at Westville House School, Middleton

The dates for the 2020 Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Speech and Drama Classes have been announced. The festival as a whole runs from 28th April to 1st May 2020.

Classes, days and venues are as follows:

Tuesday, 28th April - Wednesday, 29th April - SPEECH & DRAMA (Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley)

Thursday, 30th April - CHOIRS & MUSIC  (King's Hall, Ilkley), COUNCIL EVENING CONCERT & PRESENTATIONS & BARBERSHOP CLASS (Winter Garden, Ilkley)

Friday, 1st May - PRIMARY SCHOOLS 'BIG SING' (Westville House School)

The Syllabus and Entry Forms will be available in due course.

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Festival Secretaries

General Secretary
Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


Speech & Drama Secretaries
Mrs Julie James
01943 433444

Mrs Elizabeth Whiteley
01943 830780

Piano Festival Secretary

Piano Festival Secretary

Mrs Evelyn van Terheyden
11, Oaklands,
Westwood Drive,
Ilkley. LS29 9RE

Telephone: 01943 600470
Mobile: 07951 533653


Piano Festival

Dance Championship


Mrs Ivy Wailes
Highfield House
184 Walton Park
Harrogate HG3 1RJ

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 


Dance Championship

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