We know many of you dancers are keen to get your classes booked in! So, we are delighted to announce that our on-line system is now available for our Dance Section only.
If you are entering our 2020 Festival, you will be able to select your classes from our online system from week commencing the 16th March.
All classes will be live, for all Festival sections, and it is much easier to enter online. You can access the system here.
You should have received a copy of our syllabus by now, but if you haven’t, you can find a copy here. The closing date is not until September 30th, so there is plenty of time to enter.
You are cordially invited to the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival Highlights Concert and Syllabus Launch on Friday 7th February 2020, at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.
The RWB Arts Festival will be celebrating the talent of the performers at the Festival last autumn with performances including Piano, Acting, Choral, Verse Speaking and much more. This is a special awards evening where we will be joined by the Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett.
The RWB Arts Festival Committee would be delighted to have the pleasure of your company on the evening. We truly value all the teachers and organisations that enter our Festival so admission is free of charge.
Please do join us for a very entertaining evening, a chance to catch up with other local arts enthusiasts and to pick up your copy of the syllabus for the coming year.
Musical Theatre is a new section in our Festival, and has been designed to support the growing development of (what is commonly referred to as) the ‘triple threat’ performer. Musical Theatre’s tripartite approach includes drama, song, and movement.
When designing your entry for the MT classes, you should consider this ‘triple threat’ as your guiding light. You will be expected to demonstrate your talents in all three areas.
Performers should devise a spoken scene that establishes the character’s setting, mood and situation, and of course, it should be appropriate to the musical’s storyline. Your devised scene then typically leads into the song – which should also be in keeping with the devised scene. Movement of course, is integral throughout.
Any questions of course, please contact us on RWBArtsFestival@gmail.com
Don’t forget! The closing date for entries is now just over 2 weeks away.
You have until the 30th September to get your entries in for RWB Arts Festival.
Are you an actor, a guitarist, a singer, a musical theatre performer? Then get signed up to one of our classes! You can register on our new LIVE on-line system here, or you can download an entry form and manually write and submit to us via post. See here for the S&D form, or here for the Music forms (including Musical Theatre).
Good luck! Any questions, do contact us!
All at the RWB Arts Festival team.
Behind the scenes, there has been much activity going on to launch a new on-line entry system. We are keen to make our Festival a smoother, more modern enterprise, and to make entries much easier for all our participants.
The software we are using is called RunMyFestival and those of you who regularly attend Festivals may well be familiar with it already.
So, we are delighted to now report that we have gone LIVE today!
Access it here!
You can pay by BACS or cheque and you will find all the details on our site.
We hope these changes are helpful in streamlining your Festival experience. However, if you prefer, you can print the manual entry forms here and enter by posting us your forms:
Thanks for your continued support, and we hope you find these changes make your experience of RWB Arts Festival even better.
Congratulations also to the team of RWBAF volunteers who have put in hours of work to make this happen. We’d be lost without you!
We were delighted to have our drama teacher committee member Rhian Vaughan represent the RWB Arts Festival at the recent Mayor Making ceremony in Royal Wootton Bassett.
The ceremony was a wonderful way to welcome in the new mayor Steve Watts! We wish him all the best during his time in office and look forward to having his support for our Festival this year.
See more here:
Images via ThisisWiltshire.co.uk
You may be interested to know that the MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS MOVED from the summer to November this year. We wanted to move away from the busy exam season to make it easier for our performers to take part. Music and Drama will now take place over the following two weekends: 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th November.
Plus we have introduced a NEW MUSICAL THEATRE section with solo, duet and group classes for those who love to sing songs from FILMS and SHOWS.
There will also be a new ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM this year which should make entering the Festival easier for all.
If you have any questions or would like a paper copy of the Syllabus feel free to ask. And, in accordance with GDPR regulations, if you would like to be removed from the mailing list just let us know.
Best wishes and we look forward to welcoming you to the Festival in November.
Chair, Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival
This year, we will see the first ever MUSICAL THEATRE classes at the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival. This is a chance to show off your voice skills, sing your heart out, and show us your dance moves! We can’t wait to see all of your entries and look forward to hearing some of the old classics and some of the newer ones!