Thanet Music and Drama Festival

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

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Winners from the 2022 festival


  • Cup for Speech (Yr 6 & under) Olivia Dilkes
  • Vinson Cup for Speech (Yrs7-9) Ryan Baskaran
  • Mary Raven Cup for Speech (yrs 10 and above) Ruby Lydford
  • McCleesh Cup - Reading Aloud at Sight Alyssa Yeung
  • Charles Dickens Plate Jane Daulman
  • Franks Trophy for Bible Reading (Year 8 and under) Arnav Siddappa/Alyssa Yeung
  • Margate Bible Society Cup Joanna Durasingham
  • Lesley Nixon Shield for Choral Speech Holy Trinity School
  • Thanet Stage School Shield for Mime Joshua Baker
  • Gold Cup for Dramatic Achievement Luna Sarafoglou
  • Dramatis Personnae Cup for Shakespeare George Cannon
  • The Chidwick Cup for Duologoue Grace Harvey & Lexie Wilkinson
  • Roxanne Nixon Cup for Solo Dramatic Recital Not Awarded
  • The Mary Lord Cup for Group Drama Holy Trinity School
  • The Lanes' (South East) Ltd Cup for overall achievement Grace Miller


  • Gandolfo Cup (11 & under-Girls)  Zara Ansari / Isabelle Icke (tied)
  • Eileen Vesey Cup (13 & under-Girls)  Molly Gardiner
  • Cup for Solo-(Girls, 16 & under)  Charlotte Copsey
  • Rosebowl -Solo (18 & under)  Abigail Heyfron
  • Prebble trophy (Boys Set Solo)   Not awarded
  • Prebble Trophy (Junior, Art Song)  Hamish Spiers
  • Metronome (Art Song, Own Choice, senior)  Charlotte Copsey
  • Light Opera Cup (11 & under - Junior)  Isabelle Icke/Freddie Chappell (tied)
  • Light Opera Cup (13 & under - Junior)  Beatrix Bright/ Molly Gardiner (tied)
  • Regan Cup (Light Opera-16& under)  Charlie Palmer-Lowdell
  • Light Opera Cup (18 & under)  Bradley Bissett
  • 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  Beatrix Bright
  • Eileen Vesey memorial (Folk Song)  Ruby Richardson
  • Prentice Trophy (Lieder)  Eleanor Gracie
  • Senior Citizens' Trophy  Roger P. Lee
  • Edith Pritchard Memorial Cup (Highest Mark-adults) Leanne Hardy Wall
  • Adult Light Opera cup Leanne Hardy Wall
  • Thelma Springford Bursary for young accompanist  Not Awarded


  • Cup for choirs (Year 6 & under) Upton Junior School
  • Cup for choirs (Yrs. 7-13) Elite Dance Academy
  • Cup for choirs (any age) Ramsgate Holy Trinity Choral Graduates


  • Under 8  Pearl Dunbar Brunton
  • Under 9  Aisha Faux Bowyer
  • Under 10  Dylan Jiang
  • Under 11 (Vivienne Frances)  Ethan Jennings
  • Under 12 (Mabel Adelaide Gull)  Zara Ansari
  • Under 13  D'Angelo Lazar
  • Under 14  D'Angelo Lazar
  • Junior Cup (14-16)  Emily Borg
  • Senior Cup  Theodore Lewis
  • Duet under 10  Not awarded
  • Duet under 13  Not awarded
  • Duet under 16   Hunter Herbert & Emily Borg
  • Junior Recital (Martin cash prize)  Ruth Bell
  • Senior Recital (Emptage Cash Prize)   Theodore Lewis
  • Ann Worden Trophy   Emily Borg
  • Millennium Cup   Emily Borg
  • Blackburn Trophy  Sophia Gudge
  • Olive Raven Cup  Yoshimi Faux Bowyer
  • The Kenneth Emptage Bursary   Theodore Lewis


  • Cup for instrumental solo - strings  Marianne Robinson
  • Valerie Wolfe memorial cup - Duo  Daniel Evans & Oscar Sharp
  • Adrienne Gandolfo cup - Recorder solo  Cora Hewitt
  • Cup for woodwind solo  Henry Bowyer
  • Bradstow cup for brass solo  Oliver Barker
  • Cup for instrumental ensemble - up to 6 players  St. Lawrence String players
  • Gillespie trophy for ensemble - 6+ players  Not awarded
  • Olive Raven Trophy, Inst. for 2022  Cora Hewitt


  • The Myhill Shield, Signing choirs - N/A
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