Story Writing & Poetry

If you enjoy creative writing or poetry composition then why not enter our classes. Original Poetry POEMS MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN, UNSIGNED AND EACH ATTACHED TO ITS OWN ENTRY FORM. Not to exceed 3 minutes reading time each. Six finalists will be read at the Festival. Limit: 3 poems Classes: SD74 – Poetry Own Composition – …read More

Lyric Championship

A challenge to the best Verse Speakers in the Festival! The first four placed in each of Classes SD8 – SD10 will be invited to compete in the Lyric Championship performing any Sonnet of the speaker’s own choice (but not one performed in this year’s Festival). Teachers are requested to prepare their pupils for this …read More

Thomas Cranmer Award

The Speech and Drama Committee is pleased to include in the 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 be …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