City of Plymouth Festival

City of Plymouth Festival

2020 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

City of Plymouth Festival

Article Image
City of Plymouth Festival logo

City of Plymouth Festival

The 2021 Music, Speech and Drama Festivals

We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 Plymouth Music, Speech and Drama festivals will run from Friday November 12th through to Saturday November 20th.

The Syllabus for each of the 3 festivals are available on the website.

The Instrumental Festival will run on November 12th and 13th and will be held as usual at Sherwell Church. The directions to Sherwell Church are on the Instrumental home page.

The Speech and Drama Festival opens on Monday November 15th and runs for 5 days, closing on 19th November. It will be held at The Future Inn, Plymouth. Directions to the Future Inn are on the Speech and Drama home page.

The Vocal section of the Music Festival opens for two days on November 19th and 20th. This year it is being held at Sherwell Church. The directions to Sherwell Church can be found on the Vocal section home page.

Safe return of all Festival cups and trophies

Auditing returned cups is a mammoth task and requires a lot of time and space. So, to support and make this task as easy as possible for Carolyne, we ask that they be returned to her as soon as possible. Ideally, before 30th October 2021.

Because of the current situation with Coronavirus, to avoid close contact cups can be left in the labelled box in Carolyne’s back garden, or they can be posted to the address below:

If you have any queries regarding the return of your cup or trophy please contact Carolyne. You can also contact her to make a personal arrangement. She is always very helpful.

A brief outline of the City of Plymouth Festival

The City of Plymouth Festival of Music, Dance, Speech & Drama was founded in 1914 and is affiliated to the National Federation of Festivals. It is a registered charity run by volunteers who work hard to ensure children from across the city and neighbouring areas have an opportunity to take part in a celebration of music, dance and speech and drama.

The festival experience differs from other situations in that it offers participants the opportunity to dance, recite, sing and make music in front of an audience and receive a mark and feedback from a qualified adjudicator.

The adjudicator will therefore look for a complete performance which, where appropriate, includes: technique; presentation; musicality; costume; make up and entrances and exits.

Classes are competitive. All entrants are marked and, in each class the competitor achieving the highest mark is awarded a trophy which they keep until next year’s festival. Participants placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd are presented with a medal and all competitors receive a report highlighting personal strengths and offering advice for improvement.

Please remember to use our website and Facebook and Twitter pages to receive notifications regarding all three of our festivals.

The Plymouth Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron.

The City of Plymouth Festival has worked with BIFF and followed advice from them to implement their approach to safeguarding and have earned the right to display the Blue Safeguarding Flag awarded by the SafeNetwork and NSPCC.

The City of Plymouth Festival is a Registered Charity No. 1040360
Patron: The Lord Mayor of Plymouth