If you have any queries regarding entry you can email us info@cfpa.org.uk.

Alternatively please contact the section secretary:

Speech & Drama
Ginny Burge (Tel: 07843 499262)

Carol McDowall (Tel: 01242 514582)

David Terry (Tel: 01242 700000)

Sally-Anne Davies (Tel: 01242 241773)

Martyn Fry (Tel:01242 239903)

How to Enter

To enter the Festival you can either enter online or via the paper entry form. ¬†Paper entry forms are available in the Syllabus. To Enter Online: Set up an Account Click on the Login button above Click on the link to create an account Complete the details required Add Your Performers Go to ‘Add Performer …read More


The Syllabus details all the classes that can be entered in the Festival. ¬†Each year we update it and often add new classes. You can email us with your name and address if you would like one sent to you in the post. Alternatively you can download a pdf copy here: Syllabus 2019  

Get Writing

Welcome to the Festival’s Own Composition Classes. Please use the entry form below to send us your entry. Each poem or story should be typewritten, unsigned and attached to its own entry form. Entries must be received by 1st March 2018. Poetry Not to exceed 3 minutes reading time each. Limit: 3 poems per person. …read More

On the Day

If it is your first festival you may be wondering what you need to do on the day you have a class. The first thing is to arrive in plenty of time. This allows you to find the room you are going to be in and relax for a few minutes before the class starts. …read More