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The 2017 Alderley Edge Festival

 

WILL BE HELD FROM TUESDAY MAY 2nd to SATURDAY MAY 6th 2017

 

THE 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES


The 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE.


THE 2017 DAILY SPEECH & DRAMA SCHEDULE:

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THE 2017 DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE:

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THE 2017 VENUE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

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2017 ON-LINE ENTRY


ON-LINE ENTRY TO THE 2017 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL IS NOW CLOSED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE FESTIVAL IN MAY 2017.

 

2017 SYLLABUS



THE 2017 SYLLABUS IS STILL AVAILABLE. PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE FULL CONTENTS.


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2016 WINNERS

THE 2016 WINNERS LIST IS STILL AVAILABLE


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THE 2017 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS & ADJUDICATOR PROFILES

 


THE 2017 REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2017 ADJUDICATOR and ACCOMPANIST PROFILES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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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

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 2017

Another year has passed - and what a year!! It has been an honour and a privilege to be Chairman of this great Committee during the celebrations of our 100th Festival - and what celebrations! From our Celebratory Gala Concert to our Finalé, with all those wonderful performances in between was exceptional. We were delighted to receive recognition from Her Majesty the Queen, as Patron of the British and International Federation of Festivals, who sent a personal letter congratulating us on achieving our 100th Festival - an honour indeed.news

Our Celebratory Gala Concert was outstanding with some incredible performances from past winners, enthralling us with their brilliance as they continue their journey in music and speech and drama, all of whom recognise the part that is played by our Festival in giving them the platform on which to perform. It was a celebration of immense pleasure with a full audience of over 250. Indeed, a testament to the high regard with which the Alderley Edge Festival is held within the Community.

Thanks must go to the Alderley Edge Institute Trust for their generous financial donation in making the Celebratory Gala Concert possible. It is also important to say a huge thank you to the Alderley Edge Parish Council who had upgraded the Festival Hall with acoustic boards and blinds, ensuring that the Festival Hall was in as good a condition for performances as possible. Immense thanks must go to Mark Jones of The Emerson Group, who single-handedly redesigned our Programme to reflect the 100th year Celebrations, and also of course, for his contribution to the printing of both the Syllabus and Programme - generous support that has been given over many years - for which we will be eternally grateful!!

As to the special 2016 Festival itself, it was yet again ...............

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


Apply Online
Apply Online

 

 

ENTRY TO THE 2017 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL IS NOW CLOSED.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AS PERFORMERS IN MAY 2017.

 

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