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 The 2017 programme is currently being put together. Judging by the large number of entries it looks like it is going to a very busy vibrant festival.

 

Please remember that all cups and trophies were due back by the 11th January to one of the addresses below:

MUSIC AND SPEECH & DRAMA

Watchbell House Natural Therapy Centre – 8 Lugley Street, Newport, PO30 5HD – 01983 522477

While-u-Wait Services –  70 Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1UJ – 01983 523280

Tips and Toes – 10 High Street, Ryde, PO33 2HN – 01983 811075

Mrs J Gill – Kent House, East Lane, Merstone, PO30 3DH – 01983 840607

DANCE

Miss A-M Kitcher – 15 Wray Street, Ryde, PO33 3ED – 01983 615133

 

CAN YOU SING, PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, DANCE OR ACT?  

WHY NOT ENTER THE ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA FESTIVAL?

 A competition held every March with professional judges in a friendly atmosphere.  We have classes for everybody for three to ninety three.  Entries close 8th December so you have missed entering the 2017 festival so why not just come along to watch in March to see what it is all about and possibly decide to enter next time.

 

 Welcome to the website of the Isle of Wight Music Dance & Drama Festival (formerly the Isle of Wight Musical Competition Festival).

The Isle of Wight Music, Dance & Drama Festival, a registered charity, aims to advance, promote and encourage and by means of the Competition Festival Movement in particular, the study and practice of the arts of Music, Dancing, Elocution, Literature and Acting. It provides a platform for amateur performance combined with an educational element from professional musicians, dancers and speakers and is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

We extend a cordial invitation to everyone to join us whether as a Performer, Helper or Visitor and you are assured of a very warm welcome and the opportunity to share in some really top quality performances in Music, Speech, Drama and Dance. We celebrated 86 festivals in 2016.

Please look under the Information banner to find our rules, notes on performing at the Festival, Child Protection Policy or how to become a Patron or a Sponsor or a volunteer.

The Isle of Wight Music Dance & Drama Festival Committee is elected at the AGM held in June (this year, 2017, on Saturday the 17th at Garfield Church Committee room in Ryde at 5pm). All interested parties  are invited to the AGM.

We have a number of wonderful Stewards without whom the Festival simply would not run, but we always need more helpers so please consider being a steward.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for the Isle of Wight Music, Dance and Drama Festival?  Please follow the link for more information. Easyfundraising

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