The North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama takes place each year. In 2018, the festival will run from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd March and from Thursday 19th April to Sunday 13th May. 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.
The closing date for many of the music classes was 14th February and some classes are now full. Late entries may be accepted, but please contact the appropriate section secretary before applying
With apologies and due to circumstances beyond our control, we have changed the dates and/or venues of some of our competitions:
- There will be piano classes on Thursday 19th April
- There will be no classes on Saturday 24th April
- The Singing Recital Prize Competition will place on Saturday 5th May but at a new venue, St St Michael’s Church, South Grove, London, N6 6BJ
- The Orchestra, Ensemble and Chamber Music Classes will now take place on Saturday 5th May
The Festival would like to pay tribute to L Joughin OBE MC who recently passed away. He spent his life in public service and had a keen interest in charities including the North London Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. He was a Council Member and generous Sponsor of the Festival as well as being of inestimable support to his wife, Sara Medina, who was formerly the Piano Section Secretary.
For more information about the festival and its history, please click on the History link at the bottom of the website.
Download the 2018 syllabus here.