The 2017 syllabus is now ready to download (see box to right) but please note that there are new KCC regulations which are affecting us, and the new KCC form must be filled in by/for all entrants (under 18) and sent to us at the same time as the entry form. Please get your entries in as soon as possible; we might have to alter timings for the Speech, and Vocal sections to avoid school-time which might mean having to restrict entry numbers in some classes. We would therefore take entries on a 1st come basis. We will also have to be strict about the 1st December deadline as we then have to get all the KCC forms to them etc. Please note, for group entries, it is better to list a few reserves on the KCC form, as NO-ONE not listed will be allowed to take part. Please see further details about the new regulations in the syllabus.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our dance convenor Ruth Tamulevicius on 28th July.
Ruth was such a hard-working passionate advocate for the festival and will be greatly missed by us all.
We would like to dedicate the 2017 Festival to her memory. We are grateful to her daughter Lucy for taking on the joint role of convenor with her father Ray. Our thoughts are with the whole family.
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.
Dates for 2017:
|Speech & Drama||Wed 22nd - Sun 26th Feb.||Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs
|Piano||Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th March||Canterbury Christ Church University||map|
|Dance||Saturday/Sunday 11th,12th, 18th, 19th, 25th March||Birchington Village Centre||map|
|Vocal & Choral||Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th March||St Philip's Church, Palm Bay||map|
|Instrumental||Saturday 18th March||Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT||map|
|Gala Concert||Saturday 25th March, time to be confirmed poss. 7PM||Birchington Village Centre||map|
2016 programme is available as a download now...