Bristol Festival of Music, Speech & Drama 2016



Speech/Drama Sections


Sat, 24 March 2018, Sun, 25 March 2018

Redmaids' High School, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3AW

Section Rules:

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Cally Foster LLAM; MTSD

Since her first appearance in a festival (in Bristol at the age of five!) Cally has been committed to the Festival Movement and has pursued a career as a Speech and Drama specialist. She was the Principal of her Buckinghamshire based drama studio for more than 20 years, combining that role with travelling extensively in the UK, Europe and Internationally as an examiner for LAMDA. Cally also delivers workshops on all aspects of communication and performance. She is an adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals and is a former Chairman of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama. Cally believes that performing in festivals not only encourages and appreciation of the Arts but also develops the communication and presentation skills so important in today's world. She is delighted to be returning to adjudicate at the Bristol Festival of Music, Speech and Drama in 2018 and wishes everyone an enjoyable, as well as positive, experience.


Barry Prince was born and educated in London. He studied piano and voice at Trinity College of Music and studied drama and communication skills thereafter. From 1973 he moved into the profession. He had lead roles in touring productions of West Side Story, Oklahoma and Camelot and appeared in many other Musical Theatre productions. He has taught piano, singing and musical theatre since 1973 and has worked both in the UK and overseas. Barry lectured in teaching techniques at Southend Technical College for a number of years. He has been involved both as a participant and adjudicator in festivals for many years and became a member of the Federation of Festivals in 2012. Barry spends his time between the UK and South Africa teaching and lecturing. Since being appointed as a Speech and Drama Examiner for Trinity College London in 2005, he has examined in many countries worldwide. He says that he is very happy to be adjudicating for 2018 and wishes all the competitors the very best of luck.

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