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Hastings Musical Festival

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The Festival provides performance opportunities for dancers, singers, instrumentalists and actors of all ages and constructive feedback from a panel of industry experts. As a charity it gives grants to those who go on to professional course of study.

Hastings Musical Festival is one of the biggest and most prestigious Festivals in the country, and a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

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Open for 2020 Festival Entries until the 30th November 2019

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.

Hastings International Music Festival AGM

Hastings International Music Festival AGM which is the parent charity for Hastings Music Festival and Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is holding this year's AGM on November 29th at 1pm at The White Rock Hotel. If you would like to attend you would be very welcome, it is a good opportunity to put forward ideas and raise questions about the Festival. If you cannot attend but would like to send a question or comment please use the contact box on the website.

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Molly Townson Bursary Fund

In Honour of our long-term Chairman, Molly Towson, 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