Golden anniversary of Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts sees more than 2,500 performances

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Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts has been celebrating its Golden Anniversary with a larger than ever event, seeing more than 2,500 dance, music and drama performances at The Venue, Walton High.

Each performer received constructive verbal and written feedback from a professional adjudicator, a graded certificate, plus medals, money prizes and trophies awarded. To mark its landmark anniversary the festival also has two generous bursaries to award to help performers in honing their skills further.

Adult piano recital winner John Fisher from Milton Keynes with adjudicator Kathryn Page

Adult piano recital winner John Fisher from Milton Keynes with adjudicator Kathryn Page

Festival organiser Pat Haig said “There is nowhere else in Milton Keynes for amateur performers to showcase their music, drama or dance skills in front of a relevant and highly experienced industry professional and a supportive audience and receive useful and constructive comments to help them move forward.

“We are sponsored by Kawai Pianos UK, who are based in Milton Keynes, and they provide us with six wonderful concert pianos for our performers’ use. Our music festival closed with an amazing adult piano recital and we have a wonderful school choirs and barbershop event coming up on Friday, March 9, at The Ridgeway Centre, Wolverton, starting at 9.45am.

“The success of our festival is down to the brilliant band of enthusiastic volunteers who make sure that our performers get the most out of the event. Anyone can enter our festival providing they are of amateur status and our 2019 dates are already on our website.” Visit www.miltonkeynesfestival.org

Skyla Lasham

Skyla Lasham