The Wharfedale Festival of Theatre exists to promote, celebrate and encourage good amateur theatre in the area, and is a friendly festival with a unique "community" feel, open to amateur dramatic and operatic societies and youth and schools groups.

The Committee

      

Committee Members and their Role

1. The role of the Committee is to administer the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre on behalf of the Societies and Groups who enter it. This administration involves:

(a) liaising with Schools, Societies and Groups in the general Wharfedale area to facilitate and progress entries to the Festival;
(b) maintaining correspondence with Schools, Societies and Groups to ascertain the details of entries and ensuring everyone is clear about entry conditions;
(c) making all the arrangements for the Awards Evening;
(d) as individual Committee members, assisting the Assessors by providing marks for productions as needed.

2. The Chairman of the Committee, who is also Chairman of Assessors, in conjunction with the Festival Secretary organises the assessors/markers for the five sections of the Festival - ie Drama (Adults), Musicals (Adults), Pantomimes (Adults), Drama (Youth & Schools), and Musicals (Youth & Schools).

3. All dramatic and operatic societies and youth and school drama groups in the general Wharfedale area can nominate one of their members to serve on the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre Committee. The Committee can also co-opt people who they feel can contribute a special skill or have relevant experience. The serving Committee is limited to 12 members. Current members are:

  • Malcolm Pinder (Committee Chairman and Festival Chairman)
  • Pat Riley (Festival Secretary and Publicity Officer)
  • Carol Allan (Trophies)
  • Rosemary Grainger 
  • Joan Graham (Treasurer)
  • Val Pennett
  • Chris Robbins
  • Bernard Riley
  • Gerald Long
  • Chris Limb
  • Jamesine Cundell Walker
  • Allan Hollings (Webmaster)

If you have any queries about the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre, please contact the Festival Secretary, who is:

Mrs Pat Riley
7 Adel Mead
Adel LEEDS
LS16 8LB

Telephone:
0113-2300312

E-mail address:
pat.riley12@ntlworld.com