Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival

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Performance opportunities for all ages in music, dance, speech - Feb/March annually at venues across the borough.      All performers receive a written and verbal assessment of their work and there are medals, trophies and cash prizes to be awarded.

 Annual bursaries for the Young Dancer, Young Singer, Young Instrumentalist and Young Speech & Drama Performer of the Year together with other sponsored prizes.  

Competitions take place mainly at weekends in February and March at Kew Community Centre,(Music) and  YMCA White House Hampton, (Choirs and Speech & drama). 


The organisers of the Richmond
upon Thames Performing Arts Festival are seeking a new Secretary for the Speech
& Drama section – a post which could be interest to a recently retired
person. Specifically the Speech & Drama section which usually attracts
about 400 entries is held at the end of March each year, currently at The White
House Community Centre, Hampton, TW12

The Secretary works from home
(the Festival has no office premises) and processes the entries, notifies the
performers of their times of performance, organises a programme of events and
runs the sessions of the Festival of which usually cover one weekend in late
March with two adjudicators.    Computer
literacy is essential and some experience of working with (mainly) young people
and their teachers in the arts field is very useful.

 It is envisaged that this would be a minimum
three year commitment on a voluntary basis, although out of pocket expenses are
reimbursed and a small honorarium may be paid. Lots of help will be given in
the first year with the syllabus and adjudicator engagement.

Interested?    Please contact Judy Hildesley (chair)  or Pam Frazer  for further details or to

The website gives lots of information about the Festival and all its sections


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