Thanet Music and Drama Festival

The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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The 2020 TMDF began normally, but amidst growing concern over a virus that had by now arrived in England. Speech & Drama went ahead, Vocal & Choral issued the necessary 'If you have recently returned from' warnings, and Dance began. By the following weekend the unease had grown but still seemed a distant threat and the Pianoforte, Dance and Signing Choirs days all happened. But the virus was spreading, and we had decided to cancel the Instrumental and final Dance weekend just before we would have had to anyway. The Gala concert was postponed with the hope it could be held in the Autumn... Little did we think then that the 2021 Festival would not even happen. We look forward to 2022...

Winners from the 2020 festival


  • Cup for Speech (Yr 6 & under) Rosa Bumpstead
  • Vinson Cup for Speech (Yrs7-9) Harriet Tyman
  • Mary Raven Cup for Speech (yrs 10 and above) Ruby Lydford
  • McCleesh Cup - Reading Aloud at Sight Jean Hodge
  • Charles Dickens Plate St Peter's
  • Franks Trophy for Bible Reading (Year 8 and under) Alyssa Yeung
  • Margate Bible Society Cup Pranav Siddappa
  • Lesley Nixon Shield for Choral Speech St Peter's
  • Thanet Stage School Shield for Mime Oliie Baker
  • Gold Cup for Dramatic Achievement Niamh Edgington
  • Dramatis Personnae Cup for Shakespeare Niamh Edgington
  • The Chidwick Cup for Duologoue Lola Palmer & Hannah Tyman
  • Roxanne Nixon Cup for Solo Dramatic Recital Not Awarded
  • The Mary Lord Cup for Group Drama St Peter's
  • The Lanes' (South East) Ltd Cup for overall achievement Ryan Baskaran


  • Gandolfo Cup (11 & under-Girls)  Jessica Lambert
  • Eileen Vesey Cup (13 & under-Girls)  Charlotte Copsey
  • Cup for Solo-(Girls, 16 & under)  Molly Beech
  • Rosebowl -Solo (18 & under)  Alicia Hunt
  • Prebble trophy (Boys Set Solo)   Bryson Dekker
  • Prebble Trophy (Junior, Art Song)  Mia Gkikas/Zara Ansari
  • Metronome (Art Song, Own Choice, senior)  Leonie Paige Carrette
  • Light Opera Cup (11 & under - Junior)  Beatrix Bright
  • Light Opera Cup (13 & under - Junior)  Tristan Logan
  • Regan Cup (Light Opera-16& under)  Bradley Bissett
  • Light Opera Cup (18 & under)  Beth Mckeand
  • Cup for Vocal Solo & Accompaniment (Junior)  Not awarded
  • Cup for Vocal Solo & Accompaniment (Senior)  Not awarded
  • Yvonne Ives Cup for song in a Modern Style  Bradley Bissett
  • Eileen Vesey memorial (Folk Song)  Caitlin Ross
  • Prentice Trophy (Lieder)  Not Awarded
  • Senior Citizens' Trophy  Roger P. Lee
  • Edith Pritchard Memorial Cup (Highest Mark-adults)  Jane Daulman
  • Thelma Springford Bursary for young accompanist  Not Awarded


  • Cup for choirs (Year 6 & under) Pure Voices


  • Under 8  Antoni Uchnast
  • Under 9  Antoni Uchnast
  • Under 10  Zara Ansari
  • Under 11 (Vivienne Frances)  Oliver Simms
  • Under 12 (Mabel Adelaide Gull)  D'Angelo Lazar
  • Under 13  Anna Uchnast
  • Under 14  Emily Borg
  • Junior Cup (14-16)  Yoshimi Faux-Bowyer
  • Senior Cup  Hannah Baker
  • Duet under 10  Not awarded
  • Duet under 13  Anna & Antoni Uchnast
  • Duet under 16   Hunter Herbert & Emily Borg
  • Junior Recital (Martin cash prize)  Emily Borg
  • Senior Recital (Emptage Cash Prize)   Kayley Kan
  • Ann Worden Trophy   D'Angelo Lazar
  • Millennium Cup   D'Angelo Lazar
  • Blackburn Trophy  Zara Ansari
  • Olive Raven Cup  Hunter Herbert


  • The Myhill Shield, Signing choirs - Inspiration Youth Choir


  • Richard George Memorial Cup Baby Theatre  Ava-Rae Timewell
  • Page Barber Cup / Throphy Baby Classical  Rosa Lewis
  • E & C Trophy  Summer De Jong
  • Warren Trophy  Zelia Tamulevicius
  • Solomans Shield  Leah - Rose Manning
  • Queenie Swan Memorial Throphy Junior Ballet  Eden Hainesv
  • Georgia Leigh Junior Tap  Daisy Kirby
  • LRT Junior National  Zelia Tamulevicius /Milly James
  • Summer Faye Award Junior Modern  Megan Jarvis/Lily Lewis/Sarah Farr
  • GOSH Junior Song & Dance  Zelia Tamulevicius/Jessica Lambert/Esme Connolly
  • Violet Bowler Memorial Junior Lyrical Modern  Amlie Easton
  • Laura Ruth Junior Character Zelia  Tamulevicius/Liliy Lewis/Dulcey Philops
  • James Henry Junior Troupes  Footsies Dance Centre
  • Elliot Gilbert Memorial cup Most Promosing in Song & Dance  Charlotte Rose Moore
  • ROW Trophy best Male Dancer  Bryson Dekker
  • Johnson's Trophy Senerity  Megan Jarvis
  • Sara Bakeri Musicality  Harriet Tyman
  • Xara-Mae Shinning Star Award 9 years & under  Summer De Jong
  • David Murray Shinning Star 10 - 13 Years  Olivia Stewart
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