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The 2016 Alderley Edge Festival

WILL BE HELD FROM TUESDAY MAY 3rd to SATURDAY MAY 7th 2016


BREAKING NEWS

 

THE VENUE FOR THE ALDERLEY YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR 2016

(CLASS 101)

 

WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE FESTIVAL HALL NOT AT AESG AS ADVERTISED

 

 

THE 2016 DAILY SCHEDULES


The 2016 DAILY SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE


THE 2016 DAILY SPEECH & DRAMA SCHEDULE:

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THE 2016 DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE:

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2016 ON-LINE ENTRY

2016 ON-LINE ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ENTRANTS WHO HAVE MADE THIS A BUMPER ENTRY YET AGAIN - FOR OUR 100th FESTIVAL

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2016 SYLLABUS

THE 2016 SYLLABUS IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

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2016 ANNIVERSARY COMPETITIONS


THE 2016 FANFARE COMPETITION

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THE 2016 POSTER COMPETITION

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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 STILL AVAILABLE

 

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2015 WINNERS

THE 2015 WINNERS LIST IS STILL AVAILABLE


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THE 2016 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS & ADJUDICATOR PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

THE 2016 REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2016 ACCOMPANIST PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2016 ADJUDICATOR PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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100th CELEBRATORY CONCERT


In May 2016 we shall be celebrating the

100th Festival in Alderley Edge!

There will be a Grand Celebratory Concert on the evening of 23 April 2016 in the newly refurbished Festival Hall. Many exceptional past winners in both Music and Speech and Drama will feature - it will be a very exciting, landmark event, so please make a note of the date now!

If you would like tickets for this special gala event, please call Gabrielle Jeffcoate on 01625 582100. Tickets cost £12.50 for adults, £6.50 for children under 18.

Some refreshments are included and a bar will be available for the purchase of drinks.

 

Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7.00pm start.


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 2016

Another year has passed successfully and so many good memories remain. What a Festival in 2015 despite not having the use of our flagship venue. We were thankful however to have the use of the Hall itself as our 'centre of operations'.

2015 will be remembered as the first time we have not used the Festival Hall as a venue since it was built in 1928. But with the amazing ability of both the Scheduling Committees we managed to schedule all the classes in other venues. I must say a huge thanks to those committee members, whose commitment to this task is exemplary. My thanks must also go to the venue managers, Sheila Brammer of St Philips and St James Church, Esme Barlow of The Methodist Church, Father Matthew of St Pius X Church, Judy Povey of the Scout Hall, the staff at The Ryleys School, and a huge special thanks to the Staff and Caretakers at Alderley Edge School for Girls who allowed the use of their Performing Arts Hall every night, even though exams were taking place the following days. I believe that really shows the high regard this village has for our Festival.news

It was an excellent Festival with a similar number of entrants as before - over 2700 children over the 5 days - a testament to the wide ranging syllabus and the level of competition that our Festival generates.

The 2015 Finale, held at The Alderley Edge School for Girls, was an amazing event, not least because of the organisation of the layout of the hall - slightly smaller than The Festival Hall, but we had an amazing set up and an enormously successful evening.

As most people are now aware, we will be celebrating our 100th Festival next May, ...............

If you want to read our Chairman's full message please click on Chairman's address