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Important Dates


15th-17th October 2019 - The Piano Festival will take place in the Christchurch Sanctuary on The Grove.

2nd-3rd, 9th-10th November 2019 - The Wharfedale Festival's Dance Championship including our heat of Miss Dance 2019 to be held in Guiseley Theatre, Guiseley.


Results from the first day of the 2018 Speech & Drama Festival, held in the Conservatory at Criaglands.

9.30am: Class 3. Verse Speaking, Year 4
1. Sophie Hughes
2= Katie Corrigan, Lucy Sheldon
3= Erin Brough, Matilda Evans

10.30am: Class 4. Verse Speaking Year 5
1. Scarlett Farr
2=Phoebe Roe, Jemima McDonald
3= Alice Titchmarsh, William McCutcheon, Sally Hallas-Fawcett

1.30pm: Class 26. Prepared Prose Reading, Year 4
1. Heidi Wood
2= Jemima Escreet, Oliver Holder
3= Sophie Hughes, Nell Ritchie, Harriet Nolan

3pm: Class 31. Public Speaking. Year 6 & under
1. Eesa Ashfaq
2. Zachariah Ashfaq

3.15pm: Class 35. Prepared Talk. Year 11 & under
1. Abhay Nambiar
2. Jamie Lynch
3. Dileep Darjipati

4pm: Class 8. Verse Speaking , Year 11 & under
1. Romany Branston
2= Thomas Ashby, Reece Garea-Jennings
3. Isabel Hudson

5.15pm: Class 21. Solo Characterisation, Year 11 & under (DENIS SHARP CUP)
1. Jacob Garrett
2. Niamh Hassell
3. Emily Kosick-Jones

6.45pm: Class 44. Theatre Time, no age limit (DIANA RIGG TROPHY)
1. Upstage Academy Seniors
2. Performance Drama School Seniors
3. Stage 84 Group C


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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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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.

The Duke of York Community Initiative Award