The North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama takes place each year. We offer a huge range of competitive classes covering Piano, Singing, Choirs, Orchestral and Chamber Groups, Composition, Stringed and Wind Instruments of all descriptions, Speech and Drama. We aim to offer something for everyone, but if you don’t find a class that suits you, do get in touch and we will try to create one especially for you.
Our Festival Competitions are open to amateurs and students whatever their age or ability. Entrants are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience and may win a cash prize, trophy or certificate. Everyone takes away with them a copy of the adjudicator’s written comments and a certificate of participation. Come and further your performance skills, learn from the adjudicators and your peers, and enjoy the stimulus of competition.
We warmly welcome audience members at all our competitions.
In 2018, the festival ran from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd March and from Thursday 19th April to Sunday 13th May. In 2019, we hope to be running the festival from Monday 11th March to Saturday 22nd May with a break over Easter from Saturday 6th to Monday 22nd April.
Adrian Pilbeam has retired as Chair and Trustee of the Festival after many years of service to the charity. He originally joined the Board ten years ago as Section Secretary for wind and vocal classes and took on the role of chair in 2015. We wish him many years of good health and flute playing.
For more information about the festival and its history, please click on the History link in the footer of this page.
Download the 2018 syllabus here.