President: Lord Sackville Hon. Vice President: Mrs F Pragnell
Report on the June 2021 Video Festival
Foreword from the Mayor of Sevenoaks, Councillor Dr Merilyn Canet
I am delighted that the Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival was able to be held this year as a Video Festival. It is wonderful to see that several hundred people took part, submitting video entries in Speech and Drama, Piano, Vocal, Woodwind & Brass, Strings and Accordion classes.
I would like to congratulate all those involved, recognising that everyone has had to overcome unprecedented difficulties in this past year and that much hard work has gone on by teachers and parents behind the scenes.
My long-standing love of The Arts began as a child, competing in this very festival nearly 70 years ago from Walthamstow Hall, together with my sister Gail who was only 8 but can still remember the poem that she performed from Granville School. When grown up, I continued involvement with the Festival as a trustee and was looking forward to sharing this year as Mayor, with the performers, their teachers and all the devoted volunteers ,who help everything to happen. Well done to everyone for continuing this excellent tradition even in such challenging times.
With this close interest in the Festival, it gives me great pleasure to announce below, those whose performances deserve special recognition, having achieved in this 71st festival a mark of Distinction or better.
A list of the entries received in each Section can now be accessed, by clicking on the links below:
Next Festival - June 2022
We very much hope to hold a live Festival. Classes will be held over two weekends in June at Walthamstow Hall Senior School, Sevenoaks, in Speech & Drama, Piano, Singing (including Choirs), Woodwind & Brass (including Orchestras), Strings and Accordions. The syllabus for 2022 will be available in December and entries can be made early in 2022, using our online system.
Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year Competition 2022
The Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival also organises the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year Competition, for serious music students between the ages of 12 and 21. The 2022 one day event will be held on 6 March 2022 in The Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall Senior School. Entry forms will be available in the Autumn.
Mr P Harlow Chairman Mrs S Day Secretary Mrs J Surrey Treasurer
Mr T Daniell Mrs M Holgate Mr E Oatley MBE Mrs N Powell Mrs B Ross