Thanet Music and Drama Festival

Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech
The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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Our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by Christ Church's Dr Keith Gwilym, was, as ever, a wonderful occasion confirming the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. We are now busy preparing for next year's Festival

Images from the 2013 festival

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  • Solos:
  • Under 8: Yoshimi Faux-Bowyer
  • Under 9: Hollie Bozeat
  • Under 10: Erin Thorman
  • Vivienne Frances Cup (Under 11): Laura Scott
  • The Mabel Adelaide Gull Cup (under 12): Charlotte Chambers
  • Under 13: Amber Stagg
  • Under 14: Rosemary Cooper
  • Junior Cup (14-16): Freya Rhodes
  • Senior Cup: Freya Rhodes
  • Duets:
  • Under 10: Not awarded
  • Under 13: Bethia Carter & Martha Carter
  • Under 16: Not awarded
  • Junior Recital (Martin cash prize): Laura Scott
  • Senior Recital (Emptage cash prize): Freya Rhodes
  • Ann Worden Trophy: Laura Scott
  • Millennium Cup: Darcey Holmes
  • Blackburn Trophy: Bethia Carter


  • Cup for School Drama: King Ethelbert's 'Alice'
  • Thanet Stage School Shield for Mime: Phoebe Sola
  • McCleesh Cup - Reading Aloud at Sight: Nicola Keefe
  • Mary Raven Cup for Speech (Year 10+): Maddison Eddy
  • (from 2014 this will be for years 11+ with the Vinson Cup for years 7-10)
  • Vinson Cup for Speech (Yrs 7-9): Thomas Oliver
  • Cup for Speech (Yr 6 & Under): Gabriella Giancola
  • Lesley Nixon Shield for Choral Speech: Not Awarded
  • Roxanne Nixon Cup for Solo Dramatic Recital: Not Awarded
  • Gold Cup for Dramatic Achievement: Tobi Corteen-Coleman/Helen Sotillo
  • Dramatis Personnae Cup: Shakespeare: Alfie Murray
  • Franks Trophy for Bible Reading (Yr.8 & under): Ronan Doherty
  • Margate Bible Society Cup (Year 9+): Thelma Franks
  • Charles Dickens' Plate: Hansaka Seneviratne
  • Chidwick Cup for Duologue: Camille Olcott & Marie-Louise Boisnier
  • The Lanes' (South East) Ltd Cup: Hannah Lyell
  • Olive Raven Bursary: Cordelia Sigudsson


  • Cup for Woodwind Solo: Amy Napier
  • Bradstow Cup for Brass Solo: Hannah Prentice-Whitney
  • Cup for Instrumental Solo - Strings: Jessica Hogben
  • Cup for Instrumental Ensemble: 3-6 players: CCGS Flute Choir
  • Gillespie Trophy for Ensemble - 6+ players: Guitar Ensemble
  • Adrienne Gandolfo Cup - Recorder Solo: Ivan Borovyk
  • Valerie Wolfe Memorial Cup - Duo: Franek & Zofia Wolny


  • Gandolfo Cup Vocal Solo (11 & under): Elizabeth Bourne
  • Eileen Vesey Vocal Solo Cup (13 & under): Megan Bithel-Vaughan
  • Prebble Trophy (Junior own choice): Isabelle Carnell-Holdaway
  • Prebble Trophy (Boy's solo): Gil Barker
  • Cup for Solo (16 & under): Molly Mallon
  • Rosebowl -Solo (18 & under): Not awarded
  • Metronome (Highest Mark Own Choice): Lydia Crosher
  • Light Opera Cup (Junior): Sophie Brinkman
  • Regan Cup for Light Opera/Musical (16 & under): Katarina Zalewski
  • Light Opera Cup (Senior): Molly Mallon
  • Vocal Solo & Accompaniment (Junior): Not awarded
  • Vocal Solo & Accompaniment (Senior): Not awarded
  • Eileen Vesey Memorial Cup (Folk): Molly Mallon
  • Prentice Trophy (Lieder): Not awarded
  • Edith Pritchard Memorial Trophy (Adult): Heather Grant
  • Vocal Solo- Senior Citizens: Heather Grant
  • Yvonne Ives Cup (Song in a Modern Style): Molly Mallon
  • Thelma Springford Award Bursary (Accompaniment): Theo Larsen


  • Sacred Music Shield: Thanet Community Gospel Choir
  • Shield for choirs (any age): Thanet Big Sing Community Choir
  • Cup for choirs (15 & under): King Ethelbert's School
  • Shield (songs from the shows): Thanet Big Sing Community Choir
  • Cup for choirs (11 & under): Lorenden Preparatory School Choir
  • Cup for Modern Cantata: Lorenden Preparatory School Choir
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