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Hastings Musical Festival

Festival 2020

Thanks to all our wonderful competitors, volunteers, funders and white rock staff! We had a fabulous 2020 Festival with a wonderful Festival Finale Concert and you can see some of the photos in our gallery. 

We were so lucky to have held the Festival just before the start of this awful Coronavirus Shutdown and let us hope that we will all be back to normal soon and that we can look forward to another successful Festival in March 2021. 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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2021 Festival will open for entries on 1st September 2020

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Hastings Musical Festival 2020

About the Event

Hastings Musical Festival 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.

In Loving Memory of Mike Goodger

It is with great sadness that we report that Mike Goodger, our Assistant General Secretary and Membership officer, passed away on Friday 20th March at The Conquest Hospital. He will be sadly missed by Festival volunteers, staff and competitors as he has been working with us for a number of years now. At the 2020 Festival a number of you asked after Mike as he had been a permanent fixture outside our Festival Office for many years, giving out certificates and managing queries. His family is holding a private ceremony on 6th April at 2.45pm and although we cannot be with them at this time you might like to send a prayer their way on the day. Deirdre is determined to give Mike a good send off once this ghastly Coronavirus is over and will be organising a thanksgiving service later in the year.

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From our Gallery

Molly Townson

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.

Molly Townson Service of Thanksgiving speech