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“The friendly festival”

The Festival is affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty The Queen is patron
The Festival is a registered charity, number 284082
Presidents: Nigel Hess, Composer & Stephen Daldry CBE, Film & Stage Director
The Festival began in 1948 at Highbridge Town Hall. It has grown from an afternoon of performances to a large event held over 12 days in three different venues with over 2300 performances in Speech & Drama, Dance and Music. Performers are adjudicated by professional adjudicators, who are recognised by The Federation, and marks are awarded using nationally recognised standards.
We welcome performers of all ages and abilities to take part in a wide variety of classes; from tiny tots to octogenarians, everyone is encouraged to share their talents, whether they wish to recite a poem, act in a play, dance in any number of styles, play an instrument or sing, either as a soloist or with others.
Please explore our website to find out more about the different sections of The Festival. The Syllabus will give you an idea about the breadth of classes you can take part in. If you’re thinking of taking part in Highbridge Festival for the first time, then please read or download our Information Sheet. Do please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
We look forward to welcoming you to our next Festival, either as a performer or as a member of the audience, when we can assure you of a very entertaining time.

Presidents: Nigel Hess & Stephen Daldry CBE

Provisional days for Dance classes announced

Wednesday 7 March    7 and 8 year olds
Thursday 8 March    9 and 10 year olds
Friday 9 March    11 and 12 year olds
Saturday 10 March    13 and 14 year olds
Sunday 11 March    15 to 18 year olds

 Classes for children under 6 will be programmed depending on the
number of entries and will all take place on the same day
Timings for the actual classes will be published in the programme, which
we hope to have available in the first two weeks of February.

Entries are already being received for Speech & Drama, Dance
and Music. The Syllabus is available here on the website and
entry forms can be downloaded using the link on the
appropriate section page.

The 2018 Festival runs from Monday 5 March until Saturday 17 March
Please see the appropriate section pages for venues and dates.

Remember the closing date for entries is 31 December 2017

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