City of Plymouth Festival

City of Plymouth Festival

2022 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

City of Plymouth Festival

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City of Plymouth Festival

The 2022 City of Plymouth Dance Festival

We are pleased to confirm that the 2022 Dance Festival will run from Saturday 23rd July through to Sunday July 31st.

We are very pleased that Lipson Co-operative Academy has welcomed us back.

The Dance Syllabus for the 2022 festival can be downloaded below:

Dance Festival Organiser

  • Cheryl Pyner
  • 107 Milehouse Road
  • Stoke PL3 4AE
  • 01752 558711 or 07793 367406
  • [email protected]

The 2022 Music, Speech and Drama Festivals

The Syllabus for each of the 3 festivals will soon be available to download from the “Important Documents” section found on each festival page.

The Instrumental Festival will run on November 11th and 12th and will be held as usual at Sherwell Church.

Directions to Sherwell Church are on the Instrumental home page.

The Speech and Drama Festival opens on Monday November 14th and runs for 5 days, closing on Friday 18th November.

As usual, it will be held at Plymouth’s Future Inn

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 18th and 19th. It is being held at Sherwell Church.

Directions to Sherwell Church can be found on the Vocal section home page.

Music, Speech and Drama Festival Organiser

Supervision of Performers

Please remember that for the duration of a festival all teachers, parents, guardians and carers are responsible for the continuous care and supervision of their own children or pupils. If they are unable to attend personally, they must delegate their responsibilities to an identified adult and ensure that their children or pupils are aware of the identity and name of the person responsible for their care. This includes supervision throughout all Festival venues, performance and practice and changing areas that are be provided.

Safe return of all Festival cups and trophies

Auditing returned cups and trophies is a mammoth task and requires a lot of time and space.

So, to support and make this task as easy as possible for our Cup Secretary Carolyne, we ask that the dance cups and trophies, presented in 2019, are returned to her by the 1st of June 2022.

Cups and trophies should be engraved with the name of the performer who had won the class and had been presented with the award. It should then be returned to Carolyne.

Carolyne is the City of Plymouth Festival Cup and Trophy Secretary for all four sections.

Cups and trophies can be delivered in person to Carolyne’s home, 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