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The 2017 Alderley Edge Festival

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

 

2017 SYLLABUS


NEWS!!  NEWS!!  NEWS!!


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

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 COMPLETE SYLLABUS

 

2017 SET POEMS

 

 

For all our Speech and Drama entrants:

 

You may not be aware that it is now illegal to send copies of copyrighted works, either by electronic or physical means.  For more information, please view the Copyright Licensing Agency's website at


https://www.cla.co.uk/copyright_information/copyright_information

To give you extra time to source the poems before the syllabus is published, please see below the list of all the pieces we have selected for the 2017 Alderley Edge Festival:


Year 1 Class 201

I Promise by Michael Rosen

Tiger by Mary Ann Hobermann

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems - ISBN 9780141308982

 

 

Year 2 Class 202

Cats by Eleanor Farjeon - 100 Best Poems for Children - ISBN 978-0-141-31-58-9

We Want to Wear Our Wellies by Dave Ward - The Works - ISBN 978-0-330-48104-5

 


Year 3 Class 203

The Hippo by Jack Prelutsky - The Walker Book of Poetry For Children - ISBN 0-7445-0224-1

Brenda Baker by Doug Macleod - The Kingfisher Book of Comic Verse - ISBN 0-86272-217-9

 


Year 4 Class 204

The Shark by Lord Alfred Douglas - freely available online

This Morning My Dad Shouted by John Foster - The Poetry Chest - ISBN 978-0-19-276341-9

 


Year 5 Class 205

Seal by W J Smith - freely available online

The Flattered Flying Fish by E V Rieu - The Walker Book of Poetry for Children - ISBN 0-7445-0224-1

 


Year 6 Class 206

Why Is It? by Valerie Bloom - The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry - ISBN 978-0-19-276276-4

Good Company by Leonard Clark - The Oxford Book of Children's Poetry - ISBN 978-0-19-276276-4

 


Years 7-9 Class 207

The Harvest Moon by Ted Hughes -Collected Poems for Children - ISBN 978-0-571-21502-7

The Willow Pattern by Tony Mitton - The Works - ISBN 978-0-330-48104-5

 


Years 10-13 Class 263

Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney - Tyger Tyger Burning Bright - ISBN 978-1-84317-594-0

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats - freely available online


2016 WINNERS

THE 2016 WINNERS LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 WINNERS LIST

 

THE 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES


The 2017 DAILY SCHEDULES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2017.

HOWEVER, THE 2016 SCHEDULES ARE STILL AVAILABLE (LINKS BELOW) AND DEPENDING UPON ENTRY NUMBERS, 2017 WILL BE SCHEDULED VERY SIMILARLY.


THE 2016 DAILY SPEECH & DRAMA SCHEDULE:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 DAILY SPEECH and DRAMA SCHEDULE

 

THE 2016 DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2016 DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE

 

2017 ON-LINE ENTRY


ON-LINE ENTRY TO THE 2017 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY 2017.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRY AND WELCOMING YOU TO THE FESTIVAL.

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THE 2017 VENUE DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

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THE 2017 REGULATIONS, ACCOMPANISTS & ADJUDICATOR PROFILES

 


THE 2017 REGULATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

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THE 2016 ACCOMPANIST PROFILES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

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THE 2016 ADJUDICATOR PROFILES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 

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 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


Apply Online
Apply Online

 

 

 

ENTRY TO THE 2017 ALDERLEY EDGE FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2017.

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