Thanet Music and Drama Festival

The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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Welcome

The Thanet Music and Drama Festival was founded as a charity in 1921, and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Thanet area to perform in front of an audience and gain expert critical advice.

The festival consists of five sections (Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Piano, Dance, Vocal & Choral) and is held in February to March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Gala Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.



This year's Festival is fast-approaching, and programmes will soon be available. If you did not order one when entering, please get in touch soon (tmdf@live.co.uk) or you won't know when to come! This year, entrance to all sections except Dance is FREE! But it DOES cost a lot to mount the festival (despite being run entirely by volunteers) so we would really appreciate donations when you attend please.

Please note that Speech and Drama is running from THURSDAY 22nd-SATURDAY (all day) 24th Feb at QUEENS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH plus all day SUNDAY 25th Feb at the Sarah Thorne.

Please also note that there is a change of venue for the PIANO section which is being held at the Salvation Army Citadel in Ramsgate on the 3rd March.

And we return to the Sarah Thorne Theatre for our Gala Concert this year; on Friday 23rd March at 7pm, with VIP Evan Davis (Newsnight/Dragons' Den etc) awarding the prizes. Evan was greatly involved in the performing arts in his youth.

Dates for 2018:

Speech & Drama Thu 22nd - Sat 24th Feb.

Sun 25th Feb.
Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Thorne Theatre, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN
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Pianoforte Saturday 3rd March Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT map
Vocal & Choral Thursday 8th - Saturday 10th March St Philip's Church, Palm Bay map
Dance Saturday/Sunday 10th,11th, 17th, 18th, 24th March Birchington Village Centre map
Instrumental Saturday 17th March Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT map
Gala Concert and Prize Giving Friday 23th March, 7PM Sarah Thorne Theatre, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs CT10 2BN map

2017 programme is available as a download now...

Downloads

Syllabus 2018

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DANCE Entry Form

INSTRUMENTAL Entry Form

KCC BOPA Notification 2018

PIANOFORTE Entry Form

SPEECH & DRAMA Entry Form

VOCAL & CHORAL Entry Form

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