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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 second day of the 2018 Speech & Drama Festival, held in the Conservatory at Criaglands.

1.30pm: Class 24 .Memorised Prose, Year2
1. William Leeming
2. Leena Kamran

1.45pm. Class 25. Memorised Prose, Year 3
1. Lily O’Garra
2. Olive Taylor
3= Maxim Baker, Elsa Baldwin

3pm: Class 32. Public Speaking A, Year 9 & under
1. Abhay Nambiar

3.30pm: Class 32. Public Speaking B, Year 11 & under
1. Jamie Lynch
2. Dileep Darjipati
3. Hasan Khan

4pm: Class 33 Public Speaking, no age limit
1. Jamie Lynch
2. Holly Rouse
3. Dileep Darjipati

4.15pm: Class 36. Prepared talk, no age limit
1. Jamie Lynch

5.15pm: Class 46. Musical Theatre, no age limit (SYLVIA GREENWOOD TROPHY)
1. Upstagers Academy
2. Wysoczanski Academy

5.35pm: Class18. Choral Speaking, Year 11 & under (UNICORN TROPHY)
1. Performance Drama School intermediates, Burley-in-Wharfedale

5.45pm: Class 43. Theatre Time, Year 6 & under (A) (MARLENE PETERS (A) TROPHY)
1. Upstage Academy Ripon Juniors
2. Stage 84 Group A
3= Stage 84 Group B, Stage 84, Group I

6.45pm : Class 43Theatre Time , Year 9 & under (B) (MARLENE PETERS (B) TROPHY)
1. Upstage Academy Ripon Intermediates
2. Performance Drama School Seniors
3.Stage 84 Group J

8.15pm: Class 23. Solo Shakespeare, no age limit (PHYLLIS READ MEMORIAL TROPHY)
1. Rohan Green
2. Carys Peedell
3. Scarlett Watson


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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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