The Festival began in 1920 and has functioned annually since, apart from a gap during the Second World War. The purpose of the Festival is to “Advance, promote and encourage generally, and by means of the Competitive Festival Movement in particular, the study and practise of the arts of Music, Speech, Drama & Dance in all their branches.”
It is affiliated to Barnet Arts Council and the Schools Music Association of Great Britain. There are several Cups, Trophies, Medals and Cash Prizes to be won. Festival Entrants should take note of the “Regulations and Information“.