Story Writing & Poetry – Own Composition

If you enjoy creative writing or poetry composition then why not enter our classes. Each poem or story must be typed, unnamed and attached to its own entry form or uploaded to the Festival website using this link: https://www.cheltenhamfestivalofperformingarts.co.uk/entries/get-writing/ Each piece entered will be charged an entry fee of £5.00 POETRY Entries must be received …read More

Lyric Championship

An invitation class only. The top four placings in each of Classes SD7, SD8, SD9 and SD10 will be invited to perform their winning poem again or an own choice poem which should be appropriate for this prestigious class.  Teachers are requested to ensure pupils are prepared in advance for the possibility of being in this …read More

Thomas Cranmer Award

The Speech and Drama Committee is pleased to include in this year’s Festival a heat of the National Prayer Book Society Competition – THE THOMAS CRANMER AWARDS. This competition is open to candidates ages 11-18 inclusive who will be required to speak an extract from the gospels or the Book of Common Prayer 1662 to …read More

Speech & Drama Rules

SD1 The Age Limit is reckoned as on 31st August in the year prior to the Festival and will be strictly observed. SD2 The Adjudicator’s decision is final. SD3 Time limits must be strictly adhered to but do not include an introduction to scenes. Performers who over-run will be penalised with the loss of 1 …read More