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The 2018 Alderley Edge Festival

 

WILL BE HELD FROM TUESDAY MAY 8th to SATURDAY MAY 12th 2018

 

2018 SYLLABUS



THE 2018 SYLLABUS IS NOW AVAILABLE. PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL 2018 SYLLABUS.


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2018 DAILY SCHEDULES



THE 2018 DAILY SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE:


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2018 ON-LINE ENTRY


ON-LINE ENTRY TO THE 2018 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL IS NOW CLOSED.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AS PERFORMERS TO  THE FESTIVAL IN 2018 WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN THE 8th and 12th MAY.

 

THE 2018 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS & ADJUDICATOR PROFILES

THE 2018 REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2018 ADJUDICATOR and ACCOMPANIST PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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2017 WINNERS

 

THE 2017 WINNERS LIST IS STILL AVAILABLE


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THE 2018 VENUE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

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NORTH WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 - PENWORTHAM

 

Every festival in the North-West Region had been represented at the Championship with the exception of one.

 

The panel of adjudicators was chaired by Steven Roberts and the panel represented all four categories, Instrumental, Vocal, Speech and Dance.There was one overall winner for each of the four categories who received a trophy and a cheque for £100.

 

Our nominee, Ceferina Penney won the vocal section.

 

LucyAnne Fletcher was our instrumental nominee and Hugo Lloyd and Edward Pickersgill, our speech nominees, also performed brilliantly.

 

A young pianist, aged 9, from Hazel Grove, won the instrumental section.

 

Anna Meadmore had arranged a good deal from Rimmers for the supply of the piano, and we as a region, are thankful to them for their co-operation and commitment to the arts in the North West.

 

The organising committee was delighted and extremely grateful for the generous donation from The Alderley Edge Festival of £150 which went towards the hiring and tuning of the piano.


Others performers who regularly appear at The Alderley Edge Festival did extremely well - although nominated by other Festivals for the Championship - they were George Herbert who sang Schubert's Der Neugierige extremely sensitively, Oliver Turner who sang The Lads in Their Hundreds by George Butterworth and LucyAnn Fletcher who played Franz Strauss Horn Concerto Op. 8 on her French Horn beautifully.

 

 

It was a wonderful day and all those who performed took a great deal from this experience.

 

 

 

 

BRITISH & INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FESTIVALS

THE FESTIVAL TEACHERS FORUM

It is with great excitement and delight that the Federation has established a Teachers Membership. It is a vital part of the whole Festival movement because if teachers didn't enter pupils into our local festival it would be a very different experience for everyone. Therefore, developing this section, gives teachers their own identity within the organisation.

In order to facilitate this, an online forum has been set up to which all Festival, Accompanist and Adjudicator Members have been given access in the hope that they will use it for positive debate and discussion on various topics, even offering further topics which could be useful and constructive.

The ultimate aim is, however, to draw in teachers in all sectors (private teachers and those who teach in schools). We also need to be really proactive in creating awareness about all the opportunities and experiences that could benefit their pupils. It is important to state that these teachers will not be accredited in any way by the Federation but that the forum along with other benefits, exists as an opportunity for them to have a voice and feel part of the movement.

 

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE TEACHERS FORUM

 

 

PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF THE FESTIVAL

 

The objects of the Festival are educational and non-profit making and comprise of holding the Festival and any other events of an educational nature complementary to the Festival.

The Festival provides a platform for amateur performances with an educational element provided by professional adjudicators.

Our Vision is to encourage and provide a conduit through public performances for young children to express themselves through music, speech and drama and to showcase and nurture this talent in the performing arts.

We still believe in the ideal that the youth of today are talented in the arts and will always have something to offer. This talent is in all of us, and if, as a Society, we can nurture even a small amount of that talent, then we are making a difference. It is this difference that keeps us working so hard to make the Festival what it is.

 

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE 2018

 

The Festival of 2017 was probably one of the most memorable, not for anything specific, but because it ran so incredibly smoothly, with amazing co-operation from all the schools and their teachers, from our incredible group of daily (sometimes weekly) volunteers, and for the preparation of all the venues, but not least, because of the incredible support, kindness, understanding and real hard work from what is an amazing Alderley Edge Festival Committee.  I know I probably repeat myself year-on-year, but it is this dedication to the smooth running of the Festival by the Committee that really makes it the happy, exciting, fun and wonderful Festival that it is - of course, not forgetting what our performers bring to the event.


As every year, we had an outstanding group of Adjudicators who, with their passion and technical ability in their own genre, proved yet again the benefit to all our performers in having professional adjudicators as our judges.  It is thanks to the rigorous selection process at The British and International Federation of Festivals, that our adjudicators are of such a high standard, and to the choice that is made by our Co-ordinator, in her careful selection of those adjudicators who continue to emphasise the caring and nurturing ethos of our Festival.


As to the special 2017 Festival itself, it was yet again one of our biggest with over 2500 children taking part over the five days. With a varied and wide-ranging syllabus, it was, as always, very well supported by the performers and of course, their teachers.  We pride ourselves on our syllabus content and the small changes we make every year to ensure our performers will always be challenged, and know that they will rise to them through the considerable efforts they always make. We hope they will have some fun on the way. news
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If you want to read our Chairman's full message please click on Chairman's address


Apply Online
Apply Online

 

ON-LINE ENTRY TO THE 2018 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL IS NOW CLOSED.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AS PERFORMERS TO  THE FESTIVAL IN 2018 WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN THE 8th and 12th MAY.

 

 

Please click Instructions on how to apply online.

Our Sponsors and Partners
Our Sponsors and Partners

The festival is grateful to our loyal sponsors and partners without whom the Festival wouldn't be possible! You can see our list here.

Contact us
Contact us

If you wish to contact us regarding the festival please get in touch! Perhaps you would like to sponsor the 2017 Alderley Edge Festival, become a friend of the festival or even suggest ways we can do things better. Click here to go to our contact page.

Blast from the past!
Blast from the past!

Step back in time and take a look at how we did things in the early 1900's. You can choose to view documents from as early as 1909!

1909 Documents

1914 Location map