Another Successful Coventry Festival for 2016

Debate and Public Speaking Class

The standard of performances in this year’s festival were as always excellent. The adjudicators comments were very positive and the audience appreciated their enthusiasm. Highlights included the Debate Class, Group Verse, and the Solo Acting.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Competitor Tickets Have Gone Out!

Everybody who has entered the Coventry Festival this year, look out for a brown envelope coming through your letterbox in the next couple of days!

We have set the programme and issued the competitor tickets.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR ENTRY and either email us or telephone with any changes that need to be made before 9th November.  We have tried to put everything we think you need to know on the tickets or on the website but if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Jenny Thornton & Brian Rawlins 2016 ADJUDICATORS

JENNY THORNTONJenny Thornton
I cannot express how important I consider Speech and Drama to be not only as a subject in its own right but as a life skill. It develops self-confidence, effective use of voice, creativity and a love of literature. Festivals offer a unique opportunity for performers to develop all of the above and I am privileged to be part of the Federation movement and sharing the hard work of so many wonderful performers and organisers. For let us not forget that – “All the World’s a Stage.”

Jenny trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, having led a performing arts team, now enjoys running her own performance centre, delivering drama, dance and musical theatre to students from 4 years to adults. Her work in a local secondary school involves A Level Drama and Theatre Studies and she also works in drama clubs. She is an Assistant Principal for Edexcel, examining GCSE practical performances and an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festival

BRIAN RAWLINS
Brian trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and obtained a licentiate teacher’s diploma from the London Academy of Music and DramatBrian Rawlinsic Art. Formerly Drama Co-ordinator for Keele University, he has also worked as a lecturer in theatre studies for Keele’s Department of Adult and Continuing Education. Brian has worked as both an actor and a director and for many years specialised in youth theatre work. He is currently Director of the Trentham Shakespeare Company and Chairman of the North Staffordshire Operatic Society. He was a member of the Board of Examiners of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 1992 until 2007 and is an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals