Speech & Drama Classes

Date: Sat 27th & Sun 28th March 2021

Redmaids’ High School, Westbury Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. BS9 3AW

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 31.01.21


Speech & Drama Section Information

As per general Festival rules.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, IN ALL CLASSES, STATED TIME LIMITS MUST BE OBSERVED. OVER-RUNNING WILL BE PENALISED.

THE BESS FOWLER TROPHY WILL BE AWARDED THIS YEAR TO A PROMISING PERFORMER (NOT NECESSARILY A WINNER) OF THE SPEECH & DRAMA SECTION WHO WILL BE ASKED TO PERFORM AT THE CELEBRATION CONCERT

Rebecca Vines. BA(Hons),FVCN(Hons),LALAM,GSMD, ATCLANEA,MSTSD(Adj)

Rebecca trained as a journalist at Cardiff University - during which time she wrote a weekly column for The Guardian newspaper, before moving to study with The Actors Company. Appointed Head of Speech and Drama at Dean Close School (Cheltenham) in 2003, her pupils have been offered training places at all the major UK acting schools. Rebecca has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, RSC and Working Title.

She is Founder of Close Up Theatre - which has won the elite Sell-Out Status for nine years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is also Artistic Director for No Prophet Theatre as well as an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.

Rebecca Thompson. BA(Hons),LLAM(Hons)

On graduating from Bristol University with a degree in Drama and English, Rebecca worked for BBC Radio Four’s Drama Department. After further journalism and corporate work, Rebecca studied for her Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma and has been teaching Speech and Drama privately and in schools for 20 years. Additionally a voice and presentation skills coach in the region, she teaches in private and state schools, colleges and businesses, and is a facilitator for Speaking and Listening Courses in the South Gloucestershire region. Rebecca has been actively involved in theatre in the South West and is an Adjudicator for the Rose Bowl Awards for Amateur Drama and Music as well as being a Federation Adjudicator.

Rebecca loves being involved with young people in a performance context and is thrilled to be adjudicating at the Festival.

Rosemary Powell, 46 Hartley Close, Chipping Sodbury, South Glos. BS37 6NW Email: powell662@btinternet.com Tel: 01454 315147