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Registered Charity 1043870

A Competitive Festival for Music,

Dance, Speech & Drama 

October 22nd – 29th 2022

Please note that there is no closing date for Dance as we work on a first come, first served basis and once full, entries will not be accepted.

Closing date for all other entries is 21st September 2022


Affiliated to The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron


As Chair of Longwell Green & Kingswood Performing Arts Festival, I welcome you to this year’s syllabus. The Festival continues to offer a wide range of classes for entrants of Music, Speech, Drama and Dance. Our purpose continues to be to provide a platform for young people to perform with adjudication by professionals experienced and qualified in their field.

Our Festival is run entirely by volunteers which involves a wide range of tasks. To run safely each year, we always need helpers and we are delighted to welcome new people to our team in any way they may wish to help. If you are interested in volunteering for as much time as you can offer, then please contact any committee member.

Louise Cooper


To whom all entries should be sent unless otherwise stated on the entry form

DANCE                                  Louise Cooper

102 North Road

Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PE

Tel: 0119 947 0998/0770 282 2275



SPEECH AND DRAMA        Jenny Stone

4 Oak Tree Close

Hanham, Bristol BS15 3TQ

Tel: 0117 961 8528



MUSICAL THEATRE        Jenny Stone

4 Oak Tree Close

Hanham, Bristol BS15 3TQ

Tel: 0117 961 8528



MUSIC           Kathy Goodspeed

9 Waldron Court, Longbridge Deverill, Warminster, Wilts BA12 7DJ  Tel: 01985 216825


Members of the Committee in addition to the above

Kathy Goodspeed (General Secretary), Brian Thompson (Treasurer), Ian Fell Palmer (Vice Chair), Rosemary Powell, Heather Loomes, Robin Dunford.


Louise Cooper – (Chairperson)

102 North Road,  Stoke Gifford,

Bristol BS34 8PE

Tel: 0119 947 0998/0770 282 2275


Ian Fell-Palmer (Vice-Chairperson)

7 Burney Way, Longwell Green,

Bristol BS30 9XA Tel: 0117 9329444




(Subject to alteration at the discretion of the Committee)


MUSIC – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October

MUSICAL THEATRE – Sunday 23rd October

SPEECH AND DRAMA – Monday 24th October and Tuesday 25th October

DANCE – Sunday 23rd October – Saturday 29th October



One day

Adult: £3.00 Child/Senior Citizen/Disabled:  £2.00  Children under 8 years: FREE

Whole Week

Adult: £9.00 Child/Senior Citizen/Disabled:  £5.00  Children under 8 years FREE




All sections will be held in the Longwell Green Community Centre,

Shellards Road, Longwell Green BS30 9DU 

Longwell Green is between Bath & Bristol on the A 431

(see Google maps)


(In common with most dance festivals we use the Federation of Festivals marking system thus

ensuring uniformity between festivals)

CATEGORY             MARK                                              DESCRIPTION

FAIR                        75-77              A performance limited in communication

MODERATE            78-80             A performance showing development of technique and/or communication

MERIT                      81-83            A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation and/or

technical ability

COMMENDED          84-86          A convincing performance technically and artistically

DISTINCTION           87-89         An excellent performance technically and artistically

OUTSTANDING        90+            An exceptional performance technically and artistically


Available daily in the Community Centre’s Green Café



It is stressed that teachers MUST bring these rules to the notice of all performers

  1. Any performers who are attending, or have attended, Vocational Training Colleges are ineligible to enter. For performers aged 18 and under (or 25 and under in the Vocal section and open classes in Speech and Drama), age will be reckoned as of 1st September 2021.
  2. Performers will be admitted free of charge on production of a ticket which will be sent to all performers (except Dance where performers should sign in at the venue).
  3. Entrants will perform in the order determined by the Committee and shown in the programme. Performers who fail to respond may forfeit a hearing, unless the Secretary has been informed prior to the start of the class.
  4. Should entrants be unable to perform, substitute performers are NOT allowed.
  5. Entry forms must be accompanied by the appropriate fee as shown on the OFFICIAL FORM. An entry isn’t registered until the correct fee is received. No refund can be entertained except in the case of illness which must be supported by a Doctor’s certificate.
  6. Performers will be marked in accordance with the recommendations of the British and International Federation of Festivals as described above. In any Music, Speech and Drama sections, performers must obtain at least 81 marks to qualify for a medal and 84 marks for a trophy. Any Dance performer must obtain 84 marks to qualify for a trophy. THE ADJUDICATOR WILL ANNOUNCE THE FIRST 3 MARKS.
  7. The Secretary reserves the right to limit the number of entrants in all classes, to ensure that each performer may receive a fair hearing.
  8. Adjudicators may stop any performance when their judgement has been formed. Their decision is final.
  9. Any protest which a performer or any other person, may wish to make, must be in writing and accompanied by a £10 deposit. Should the Committee, after investigation not uphold the protest, the deposit will be forfeited.
  10. All trophies are awarded for 11 months and MUST be returned in good condition to the relevant Entry Secretary, not later than 4 weeks before the commencement of the Festival.
  11. The Committee reserves the right to qualify the rules or determine any other Regulation as circumstances require.
  12. Entrants must perform only ONCE in a solo class and must not perform the same work in more than one class. In other sections, performers may enter more than once in a duet, trio or group but with different partners and work.
  13. In each section a Set Piece cannot also be an Own Choice piece.
  14. In all Own Choice classes, previous winners may not compete again with the same material.
  15. In all Own Choice classes, copies of the manuscripts/poem/prose must be provided for the Adjudicator, together with the source and publisher, or a mark will not be given.
  16. The Committee CANNOT permit the PHOTOGRAPHING or RECORDING (audio or video) of any performance.
  17. Recorded accompaniment is only permitted generally in Dance (see separate Dance Rules). In other sections recorded accompaniment is only permitted if it is defined in the description of a specific class and subject to copyright consideration.
  18. All performances using music from shows in current production are subject to copyright law and may only be performed as a concert item (i.e. with no props, costume or movement), without the need for copyright permission. Where movement or costume are included in a performance, copyright permission is required. The Festival accepts these entries on the basis that the appropriate copyright permission has been sought.  Performers or teachers with queries on how to obtain permission for performance items should contact Festivals House on 01625 428297 before making entries.
  19. All music, characterisation and dances should be age appropriate and will be marked accordingly.
  20. The Committee reserves the right to refuse any entries without assigning a reason.

Dance Section

Instrumental Section

Piano Section

Speech & Drama Section

Vocal Section

Dance Solo Entry Form

Duet, Trio & Group Entry Form

Music, Speech & Drama Entry Form