Over the past few years more and more of our Trophies have gone missing because they have not been returned at the appropriate time.  When trophies are not returned it leads to stress and additional expense to the Festival Committee. However, more importantly, these trophies hold a great deal of sentimental value as they are often awarded in memory of loved ones.  It is important that new winners can have the pleasure of receiving these awards for their performance.

We have sent emails to those people who are on record as being the last recipient of a trophy and we hope that they are all going to be returned.

If you have a trophy that you know ought to be making its way back to us, please return the trophy to The Trophy Centre, 225 Burnaby Road Radford, Coventry CV6 4AX as soon as possible but by 1st October 2018 at the latest.

If you have any questions or comments, please email

The 2018 Festival will be held on 24th November at Bablake School Drama Studio.


We are happy to welcome Ann Newson as our adjudicator for 2018.
Ann Newson is an experienced performer, director, teacher, examiner and international adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Class News

As well as our normal class list, this year we are also offering a special class in Verse Reading to honour the 100th Anniversary of the end of the War to End All Wars.
To celebrate 100 years since the end of WWI and because Coventry is a City of Peace and Reconciliation, we are offering a special anniversary class for the 2018 Festival.  Certificates and medals will be awarded as normal as well as a prize for the overall winner.
Entrants should read aloud a prepared piece of published poetry of the entrant’s own choice on a theme of Peace or Conflict..
See Class List for full details.