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Important Dates


16th August 2019 - Closing date for the Piano Festival section of the Wharfedale Festival section.

8th September 2019 - Closing date for entries into The Dance Championship.

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.


rotating piano imageCongratulations go to the Winners of the Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts, 111th Festival of Piano and Song October 2017!

P1: non competitive

P2: 1) Jasmin Rhodes; 2) Sienna Raphael; 3) Betsy Riley

P3: 1) Poppy Newton; 2) Olivia Patchett; 3) Xanthe Gutch

P4: 1) Eva Conybeare; 2) Poppy Newton; 3= Ana Ruddy; Freddie Raphael

P5: 1) Xanthe Gutch; 2) Hugo Murray

P6 (Duet): 1) Jemima Crebbin & Tabby Hartley; 2) Clara Nattress & Hugo Murray; 3= Ellie Fishwick & Martha Jackson; Olivia Patchett & Alex Waterhouse

P7 (Piano Trio):  1) Betsy Riley, Isla Slade& Clara Nattress; 2) Ellie Fishwick, Martha Jackson & Tabby Hartley ; 3) Lucinda Leeming, Maria Stefan & Jasmin Rhodes

P8: 1) Krish Desha-Beerachee; 2) Aicez Alfonso Domingo; 3) Marissa Driver

P9: 1) Elliott Yip; 2) Flossie Attwood; 3= Emily Gibbons; Scarlett Crooks

P10: 1) Krish Desha-Beerachee; 2) Esme Gutch; 3= Elliott Yip; Holly Clark

P11 (Duet): 1) Sanjitha Ganesh & Krish Desha- Beerachee; 2) Esme & Xanthe Gutch, 3=   Hattie & Flossie Attwood; Isobel Arden & Lucy Scott; Ellie Koral & Emily Gibbins

P13: 1) Elliott Yip; 2= Ellie Koral; Krish Desha- Beerachee

P14: 1) Tracey Yuge Xie; 2) Krish Desha-Beerachee; 3) William Clark

P16: 1) Danyana Driver; 2) Abigail Boye

P17: 1) Emma Peel

P18: 1) Yuan Xu; 2) Lance Angelo Domingo; 3) Evie Kitching

P19: 1) Sally Longworth

P20: 1) Evie Kitching

P21: 1) Cara Woods; 2) Evie Kitching


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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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