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Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech

Important Dates

2020

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

113th Wharfedale Festival Performing Arts, May and June 2019

As ever this popular tri-annual event started with verse speaking classes for children and adults held at the Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley. Some of the younger classes were so oversubscribed that they needed to be split for ease of adjudication and adult groups were well represented in verse speaking.

Solo Characterisation was very popular this year and young Alfie Davis, with his rendition of the “Porridge Trauma Incident” by Eleanor McCloud, was the winner in his class. He will go forward as the WFPA representative for speech and drama at the...


The Results and Awards from the 2019 Speech and Drama Festival of the Wharfedale Festival have now been published and are available by clicking the relevant links below.

Speech and Drama Results

Theatre Time Results

Music Classes Results

Poetry and Writing Results

Awards and Special Awards

 


The Special Awards from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Speech & Drama, Music and Theatre Time Classes are now available and are shown below.


The results from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Poetry and Writing Classes are now available and are shown below.


The Awards from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Speech & Drama, Music and Theatre Time Classes are now available and are shown below.

 


The results from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Music Classes are now available and are shown below.


The results from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Theatre Time section are now available and are shown below.


The results from this year's Wharfedale Festival of Performing Arts Speech and Drama section are now available and are shown below.


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Festival Secretaries

General Secretary
Mrs Patricia Dibb
01943 865180


EMAIL

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

EMAIL

Piano Festival

Dance Championship

 DANCE SECRETARY

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

Telephone: 01423 870616
Mobile: 07503150502 

EMAIL

Dance Championship

Latest News

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