Marking / Category System

To seek consistency our Festival adopts for all disciplines the marking and category system recommended by the Festivals’ and Adjudicators’ Council of the British and International Federation of Festivals, which is:

Moderate 78-80: A performance showing development of technique &/or communication.

Merit 81-83: A capable performance showing some artistic appreciation &/or technical ability.

Commended 84-86: A convincing performance technically and artistically.

Distinction 87-89: An excellent performance technically & artistically.

Outstanding 90+: An exceptional performance technically & artistically. (Marks will usually be 90-95 except in rare performances.)

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MUSIC

MUSIC

Our Festival was founded 1901 and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Lancashire area to perform in front of an audience and benefit from expert critical advice.
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DRAMA

DRAMA

The speech and drama section comprises two parts; dramatic skills and the spoken word. Most classes are divided into age categories so competitors will be performing with people of a similar age.
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DANCE

DANCE

Through our Dance Festival we hope to advance the education of the public in the performance, appreciation and the practice of the Art of Dance.
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