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The 2015 Alderley Edge Festival

WILL BE HELD FROM TUESDAY MAY 5th to SATURDAY MAY 9th 2015

 

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THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR ENTRANTS

FOR WHAT IS YET AGAIN A VERY LARGE ENTRY TO

THE ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL IN MAY 2015.

 

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THE 2015 DAILY SCHEDULES

 

The 2015 DAILY SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

THE 2015 DAILY SPEECH & DRAMA SCHEDULE:

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2015 DAILY SPEECH and DRAMA SCHEDULE

THE 2015 DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE:

 

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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 

 

THE 2015 VENUE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

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2015 SYLLABUS  

 

THE 2015 SYLLABUS IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

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2015 AGM

 

THE 2015 AGM WAS HELD AT THE FESTIVAL HALL ON TUESDAY 11th NOVEMBER

 

2014 WINNERS  

 

THE 2014 WINNERS LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

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THE 2015 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS & ADJUDICATOR PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

THE 2015 REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2015 ACCOMPANIST PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2015 ADJUDICATOR PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2014 MASTERCLASS

 

On SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2014 at the ALDERLEY EDGE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, the Alderley Edge Festival held a 'Speech and Drama' Masterclass.  This masterclass was administered by the Alderley Edge Festival, through the major sponsorship of one of our honarary patrons Mrs. Carole Nash OBE.  The Masterclass gave individual and group coaching to NC year 4-8 students in the morning and individual and group coaching to NC year 9-13 students in the afternoon.  Specially selected Speech and Drama winners and other improving entrants were invited to attend this masterclass given by Marcia Carr, a professional speech and drama teacher affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals.  This was well attended by nearly 40 budding actors and speech students who had an excellent opportunity to experience coaching from the experts.

 

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 2015

2014 was our 98th Festival.  We are not a long way from 2016 which will be our 100th and we have some special events planned for that year.  We have come a long way since 1911 - only missing 5 festivals during the 1st World War - and to get where we are now involves an amazing amount of organisation and commitment on behalf of the 24 members of the Committee that make this happen.  Each member of the Committee has a specific role, and it is their dedication to those roles that enables the Festival to run as smoothly as it does - but we do have fun on the way - a competitive Festival we are, but we enthuse it with a sense of fun and pleasure; it this fun, pleasure and passion that is transferred to the five days and makes us what we are.

 

newsIn 2014 we were fortunate to be able to schedule all the Classes in Alderley Edge venues, starting on the Tuesday with ten Year 6 and under choirs, who sang in St Philips and St James Church.  With up to 40 young voices in each choir, this Class alone involved 400 children.  This is not only a great   testimony to the high level of appeal that our Festival continues to have, but also to the commitment of the teaching staff, and the obvious high level of competition that this class continues to generate.We attracted one of our biggest entries ever - 2708 - just ..........

 

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 2015 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL HAS

NOW CLOSED.  THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AS PERFORMERS IN MAY 2015

 

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 2015 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