This section offers opportunities to compete at all levels from age 5. Classes include Verse Speaking, Original Verse with performance, Prose, Spoken English, many Solo Acting classes, Duologues and group work including Musical Theatre. School groups are warmly welcomed and we try to achieve a nurturing and creative atmosphere for the competitors to flourish.
Classes will be held at All Saints Church of England Primary School, 116 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London N20 9EZ.
All entries for the Group Day and the Main Weekend by post or on-line to the entry secretary – Mrs Sooriya Jeyabavan | 112 Berkeley Road, Kingsbury, London NW9 9DG | tel: 07527 287567 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes and Certificates
This year we will be presenting a Speech and Drama Bursary for £150 (please see syllabus for details), cups, shields and tokens for the highest marked competitors. The Drama Versatility Cup for highest marks over 3 classes for 13-18 years and the Junior Versatility Cup for highest marks over 3 classes for 12 and under. In addition the first 3 competitors in each section will receive Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals plus certificates and each competitor will have a written adjudication sheet.
Please note our adjudicators come from either British Federation, GODA or are LAMDA teachers, performers, poets and all with vast knowledge in their particular field.
January 2017: A Letter From Frances Glynne (Main Weekend) Speech & Drama Secretary
Dear teachers, parents and most of all competitors past, present and future.
I have been section secretary of main weekend speech and drama for the past 11 years and have watched the weekend grow from barely 80 entries to the present hundreds. We are the only Speech and Drama Festival covering north, north east London and Enfield.
We run a friendly, motivating occasion where our main concern is always the children and young competitors. We only use the most positive of adjudicators, whether from British Federation, GODA or examiners.
We would like to welcome more schools and private teachers to our ranks so please enter your pupils and make North London a highlight of their dramatic year, whether they are budding poets, verse speakers, musical theatre performers, actors, prose readers or public speakers, please read from page 29 in the syllabus.
Main weekend will be on 6th and 7th May 2017 at All Saints School in Whetstone, and group day (for groups of 4 or more) will be at The Bull Theatre in Barnet on 23rd April.
Our secretary for all entries is Mrs. Sooriya Jeyabavan. Email email@example.com, closing date for entries is Friday 12th March. For all enquiries regarding syllabus and timing please do not hesitate in contacting me on 07950918355.
My wonderful team and I are looking forward to your entries for 2017,