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2020 Spring Festival Update

As Chair, and on behalf of the Trustees of the North London Festival, I am very sorry to announce that the remainder of the North London Festival’s Spring 2020 programme is now cancelled.

This was a difficult decision. We are very aware of all the hard work put in by our entrants, teachers, adjudicators and volunteers to ensure challenging and rewarding events, and of the remarkable and welcome support shown by so many families.

As with many other cultural organisations in the UK, we are working hard on initiatives we could offer online in the next few months and we are hoping to run the Drama weekend in November. Other sections also have specific plans. We will give you further updates as soon as we have them. We look forward to keeping in touch via our website, mailing list and social media. Please tell us about anything you are doing to progress your musical and dramatic skills that you would be happy for us to share.

Our Section Heads will shortly get in touch with guidance on how to claim refunds. The cut-off point for claims is the 30 April 2020. We will endeavour to make this process as simple as possible.

The Festival runs on an incredibly tight budget and entirely through volunteers. Donations and ticket sales make or break a year for us. Cancelling the Festival has put our very future in jeopardy. If you are able to consider donating your entrance fees at this difficult time, we would be hugely grateful.

2020 is the Festival’s Centenary Year. We have survived war and recession. We are determined that with your help and understanding we will also survive this global pandemic. Our aim is to come back in 2021 with the best Festival yet.

Frank Wibaut

Acting Chair, North London Festival

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It is with sadness that we announce the death of Jennifer Bate, OBE, renowned organist and Vice President of the North London Festival. Though much of her work was carried out overseas, Miss Bate remained based in Muswell Hill, where her father had been organist and choirmaster at St James’ Church. We are grateful to her for her help and support over many years.
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To read more about the 2020 festival that was planned, including events and opportunities linked to the festival’s centenary, click the ‘read more’ link below.

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Piano

Entries to be received by Sunday 1st March 2020

Choirs

Entries to be received by Friday 7th February 2020

Singing

Entries to be received by Friday 21st February 2020

Composition

Entries to be received by Thursday 7th May 2020

Strings

Entries to be received by Friday 7th February 2020

Orchestras & Ensembles

Entries to be received by Friday 7th February 2020

Woodwind & Brass

Entries to be received by Friday 7th February 2020

Recorders

Entries to be received by Friday 7th February 2020

Harps

Entries to be received by Friday 1st May 2020

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