City of Plymouth Festival
Safe return of Festival cups and trophies
It’s very difficult to put a return date on the cups and trophies presented during last year’s dance festival. 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 could be returned to her as soon as the restrictions have been lifted.
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.
- 18 Woolcombe Lane
- Plymouth PA21 0UA
- 01752 895254 or 07881 303204
- [email protected] or [email protected]
The 2020 Music and Speech Festivals
The Plymouth Music and Speech festivals are scheduled to take place in November 2020. Any decision regarding the postponement or cancellation of the Music and Speech festivals will not be decided until September. Cups and Trophies from these festivals should be returned by 1st October 2020.
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.
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.