The 2015 Thanet Music and Drama Festival begins soon! Please do come along and support the entrants... revel in the amazing talent Thanet has to offer, and learn from the insight of the adjudicators. All classes are open to the public, and entry costs only £3 for an entire day! Or consider becoming a "Friend" for even better value. All details can be found in the Festival programme which will be available at any of the venues, or contact us by email for one.
The 2014 Festival was as successful as ever and our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by Will Scobie, was, as ever, a wonderful occasion confirming the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. Photos of the trophy winners can be seen on the news page where you can also download this year's programme.
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.
The dates and venues are as they appear below. Please note, there are a number of changes this year, including some since the syllabus went out in September.
|Instrumental||Saturday 21st March||Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT||map|
|Speech & Drama||Thurs./Fri 26th/27th Feb. & Sat/Sun. 28th Feb/1st March||Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs
|Piano||Saturday 7th March||Canterbury Christ Church University||map|
|Dance||Saturday/Sunday 14th,15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th March||Birchington Village Centre||map|
|Vocal & Choral||Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March||St Philip's Church, Palm Bay||map|
|Gala Concert||Saturday 28th March at 5pm||Birchington Village Centre||map|
2015 syllabus and entry form, and 2014 programme available as downloads now... the 2015 programme is only available as a hard-copy to buy.