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Important Dates


21st March 2021 - The Piano Syllabus is now available for download. (No hard copies this year).

1st July 2021 - Should the need arise, a decision to cancel the Piano Festival will be published from this date.

12th -15th October 2021 - Piano Classes at Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley.

15th October 2021 - Piano Classes Celebration Concert at Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley.

Welcome to the Wharfedale Festival Syllabus for 2019

This will be our 113th Festival in Ilkley and we are delighted to introduce our syllabus for 2019.
The Festival gives both adults and children a fantastic opportunity to showcase their skills and talents in the field of Performing Arts. The competition is judged by Federation registered Adjudicators and all entrants receive valuable feedback with a graded certificate and winners are awarded trophies, medals, or prizes.

Our thanks to all our performers, their teachers, relatives and friends of the Festival for their continued support and everyone is welcome to come and watch any of the classes.

Please read the syllabus carefully.
Listening to feedback we have made a few changes to some of the classes, as well as adding some new ones.

We would appeal to all who submit entries that they ensure these are posted in time to arrive on or before the closing date, Friday, 1st March 2019.
Please only use the Official Entry Forms to submit your entries. Late entries may be accepted only at the Festival’s discretion and will incur an administration cost of £2 per entry. Inclusion in the printed programme cannot be guaranteed.

For any further information, please visit our website:

Julie James

Vice Chairman and
Speech & Drama Secretary

Tel: 01943 433444
Mob: 07840 992547

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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


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