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2021 COMPETITION Entry date extended - you can enter up until the Summer

Hastings Musical Festival


This will be a very unusual year, but we are doing what we can to ensure that the performers in the Hastings area have the opportunity to compete in our Festival this year, and get as close as we can manage to the usual rewarding Festival experience. Please support us with this exciting initiative! See Combined syllabus here.

For more information about the classes available and how to enter, please see the 2021 Virtual Festival Tab.
We are not going to the Festival office at all at the moment so please keep in touch by Facebook or by email info@hastingsmf.org.uk.

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Entries close on 1st June 2021

Hastings Musical Festival 2021

About the Event

Hastings Musical Festival usually takes place at the White Rock Theatre over 2 weeks in March each year. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors of all ages perform in classes which are marked by an adjudicator who is a specialist and an expert in the field. Feedback is given to everyone and the winners of each class are announced. In many classes a trophy is also awarded. The Festival in 2021 will be a virtual one due to Coronavirus restrictions.

We are really grateful to RB Health & Safety Solutions for supporting Hastings Musical Festival. They work closely with a number of theatres, including The White Rock Theatre and are very keen to help the performing arts get back to business! The Directors are both Alumni of HMF and Charlotte is one of our Trustees and Management Committee Members.

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Molly Townson Bursary Fund

In Honour of our long-term Chairman, Molly Townson, who passed away in May, Hastings Musical Festival have set up The Molly Townson Bursary for young people intending to pursue a career in the performing arts. To donate in Molly's memory please send a cheque, or donate by BACS . Cheques should be made payable to Hastings Musical Festival.

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