Following another successful Festival, we are now already busy preparing the syllabus, dates and venues for next year's festival as shown below:
We again held our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by our president, Sir Roger Gale, at The Centre in Birchington, but because it was on a Sunday, we had to make it shorter than usual. Next year it will return to a Saturday! It once again confirmed the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. Photos of the trophy winners can now be seen on the news page where you can also download this year's programme and see a list of this year's trophy winners.
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.
PROVISIONAL dates for 2017:
|Speech & Drama||Thurs./Fri 23rd/24th Feb. & Sat/Sun. 25th/26th Feb.||Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs
|Piano||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||TBC; 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...