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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.


Poetry and Short Story Writing Competition Results

P1. Year 4 & under: Fledgling Cup- Matthew Moscrop
P2. Year 7 & under: Thorpe Trophy- Jackson Whewell
P7. Original Poem, no age limit: Pennant Roberts trophy- Maria Stephenson
P8. Dialect Poem, no age limit: Maria Stephenson
P10. Poem in traditional form, no age limit: Douglas Young Trophy- Kevin Flaherty
P11. Poem ‘Truth and Lies’, no age limit- Alf Spencer
P12. Humorous Poem, no age limit- Angela Cunningham
S13. Short story year 4 & under- Rafferty Bannister
S14. Short story, year 6 & under-Zach Richards
S16. Short story, no age limit- Kim Bridges

Congratulations to all entrants.

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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