This year's Thanet Music and Drama Festival begins now! 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 available at any of the venues, or contact us by email for one.
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 for the 2014 festival are as shown below (the 'map' links also offer directions for finding the shortest route to each venue):
|Speech & Drama||Thursday 27th- Feb - Sunday 2nd March||Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs||map|
|Piano||Saturday 8th March||Canterbury Christ Church University||map|
|Vocal & Choral||Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th March||St Philip's Church, Palm Bay||map|
|Dance||Saturday/Sunday 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th March||Birchington Village Centre||map|
|Instrumental||Saturday 22nd March||Roberts Hall, St, Lawrence College, Ramsgate||map|
|Prizegiving / Concert||Friday 4th April at 7pm||Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs||map|
2013 programme and 2014 syllabus available as a download now..