Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech
POETRY CLASSES

Copies of the poems are available on this site. For further information please contact Mrs Mini Elliot on 07814 745783 or melliot@oakwoodschool.co.uk.

Age limit in individual classes is governed by the competitor's age on 1 September 2018

797            SHARED POEM JUNIOR
Entry fee - £8.80
Age under 12
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 performers
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice

798            SHARED POEM INTERMEDIATE
Entry fee - £8.80
Age 12-14
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 performers
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice

799            SHARED POEM SENIOR
Entry fee - £8.80
Age 15-18
Minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 performers
Not to exceed 5 minutes
Own choice

800             POEM YEAR 2
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 7
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Set Piece ("Rain" by Shel Silverstein)
Award: Noreen Ayling Cup No. 1

801             POEM YEAR 3
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 7
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("Downhill" by Sheila Simmons)
Award: Noreen Ayling Cup No. 2

802             POEM YEAR 4
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 8
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("Today is Very Boring" by Jack Prelutsky)
Award: Reginald Campion Cup

803             POEM YEAR 5
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 9
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("I Saw Charlie Chaplin" by Charles Causley)
Award: Hilda Jackman Cup

804             POEM YEAR 6
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 10
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("The Shark" by Lord Alfred Douglas)
Award: Chichester Players Cup

805             POEM YEAR 7
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 11
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("Holidays at Home" by Elizabeth Jennings)
Award: Storrington Cup

806             POEM YEARS 8 & 9
Entry Fee - £6.00
Ages 12 & 13
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("Town Owl" by Laurie Lee)
Award: Susan Brand Cup (with Class 808)

808             POEM YEARS 10,11 & 12
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 14-16
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("Adlestrop" by Edward Thomas)
Award: Susan Brand Cup (with Class 806)

809             POEM AGE 17 AND ABOVE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Set Piece ("The Past" by R W Emerson)

810             ADULT POEM
Entry Fee - £7.25, Entry fee - £6.00
Set Piece ("Bavarian Gentians" by D H Lawrence)

SHAKESPEARE CLASSES

811             SHAKESPEARE SOLO YEARS 5 & 6
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 9-10
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Beale Drama Cup

812             SHAKESPEARE SOLO YEARS 7,8 &  9
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 11-13
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Clarke-Jervoise Cup No 4

813             SHAKESPEARE SOLO YEARS 10,11  & 12
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 14-16
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Audrey Bryant Challenge Cup

814             SHAKESPEARE SOLO YEAR 13 &  ABOVE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 17 and above
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice

MIME CLASSES

820             MIME SOLO AGE UNDER 10
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Jenifer Pressdee Trophy (with Classes 821 & 822)

821             MIME SOLO AGE UNDER 14
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Jenifer Pressdee Trophy (with Classes 820 & 822)

822             MIME SOLO AGE UNDER 17
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Jenifer Pressdee Trophy (with Classes 820 & 821)

823             MIME SOLO AGE 17 & ABOVE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice

824             GROUP MIME
Entry Fee - £13
Any age
Minimum of 3 performers
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice

SPEAKING/READING CLASSES

825             CHORAL SPEAKING AGE 8 &  UNDER
Entry Fee - £13.00
Minimum of 6 performers
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice
No conductor allowed
Award: Clarke-Jervoise Challenge Cup (with Classes 826 & 827)

826             CHORAL SPEAKING AGE 9-11
Entry Fee - £13.00
Minimum of 6 performers
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice
No conductor allowed
Award: Clarke-Jervoise Challenge Cup (with Classes 825 & 827)

827             CHORAL SPEAKING AGE 12 &  OVER
Entry Fee - £13.00
Minimum of 6 performers
Not to exceed 8 minutes.
Own Choice
No conductor allowed
Award: Clarke-Jervoise Challenge Cup (with Classes 825 & 826)

828             POETRY READING AGE UNDER 12
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice

829             POETRY READING AGE UNDER 16
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice

830             POETRY READING AGE 17 &  ABOVE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice

838             SONNET
Entry fee – Adult £7.25, Under 18/Senior - £6.00
Any age
Own Choice
Award: Chichester Music Festival Cup No. 12

839             PROSE READING
Entry Fee - £7.25, Senior - £6.00
Adult/Senior
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice

841             SIGHT READING
Entry Fee - £7.25, Senior - £6.00
Adult/Senior
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Set Piece (Poetry or prose chosen by Adjudicator)

CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES

All three classes in any age group must be entered to qualify for the Championship

842             POEM JUNIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 12
Not to exceed 2 minutes.
Own Choice
Any humorous poem
Award: Heatherwood Cup (with Classes 843 & 844)

843             DRAMATIC JUNIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 12
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Any scene
Award: Heatherwood Cup (with Classes 842 & 844)


Classes 844, 847 & 850 Sight Reading
Extra time will be given to those candidates with SEN proof

844             SIGHT READING JUNIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 12
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Set Piece (Poetry or prose chosen by Adjudicator)
Award: Heatherwood Cup (with Classes 842 & 843)

845             POEM INTERMEDIATE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 12-14
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Any poem about a person or a place
Award: Leslie Evershed-Martin Rose Bowl (with Classes 846 & 847)

846             DRAMATIC INTERMEDIATE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 12-14
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
A dramatised extract from a classical novel
Award: Leslie Evershed-Martin Rose Bowl (with Classes 845 & 847)

847             SIGHT READING INTERMEDIATE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 12-14
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Set Piece (Poetry or prose chosen by the Adjudicator)
Award: Leslie Evershed-Martin Rose Bowl (with Classes 845 & 846)

848             POEM SENIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 15-18
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Set Piece (Any poem by Ian Serrallier or Sir John Betjeman)
Award: Beale Drama Cup (with Classes 849 & 850)





849             DRAMATIC SENIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 15-18
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
A scene from any play written in the last 50 years
Award: Beale Drama Cup (with Classes 848 & 850)

850             SIGHT READING SENIOR
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 15-18
Set Piece (Poetry or prose chosen by the Adjudicator)
Award: Beale Drama Cup (with Classes 848 & 849)

DRAMATIC CLASSES

851             DRAMATIC SOLO YEARS 3 & 4
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 7 & 8
Not to exceed 2 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Cavanagh Cup

852             DRAMATIC SOLO YEARS 5 & 6
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 9-10
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: John K Dixon Memorial Cup

854             DRAMATIC SOLO YEARS 7 & 8
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 11 & 12
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Beale Memorial Cup (with Classes 855 & 857)

855             DRAMATIC SOLO YEARS 9,10 & 11
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 13-15
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Beale Memorial Cup (with Classes 854 & 857)

857             DRAMATIC SOLO YEAR 12 &  ABOVE
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 16 & above
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
May be read or memorised
Award: Beale Memorial Cup (with Classes 854 & 855)

858             DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE YEARS 3/4  4
Entry Fee - £8.80
Age 7 & 8
Not to exceed 3 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Amy Gustar Cup

859             DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE YEARS 5/6 6
Entry Fee - £8.80
Age 9-10
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Cavanagh Duologue Cup

861             DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE YEARS 7/11 11
Entry Fee - £8.80
Age 11-15
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Award: Katherine Hoare Drama Cup

862             DRAMATIC DUOLOGUE YEAR 12 &  ABOVE
Entry Fee - £8.80
Age 16 & above
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice

SPEECH CLASSES

864             FAMILY CLASS
Entry Fee - £11.50
Any age
Minimum of 2 performers
Not to exceed 6 minutes.
Own Choice
Two or more members of the same family to present two items on a theme, prose or poetry.
One item to be learned, the other can be read
Award: Hoare Cup

865             THEMATIC GROUP
Entry Fee - £13.00
Any age
Minimum of 4 performers
Not to exceed 15 minutes.
Own Choice
Recital on a theme to include at least two of the following: mime, improvisation, choral speaking, scene from a play, movement
Award: Old Mime Cup

866             PUBLIC SPEAKING
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 12 and under
Not to exceed 4 minutes.
Own Choice
Speak on something that interests you ie hobbies, sports, clubs you belong to
Award: Richard Plowman Cup for Public Speaking (with Classes 867 & 867A)

867             PUBLIC SPEAKING
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 13-16
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice
'Be in Earnest' - speak on a subject on which you have definite convictions
Award: Richard Plowman Cup for Public Speaking (with Classes 866 & 867A)

867A           PUBLIC SPEAKING
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age 16-19
Not to exceed 5 minutes.
Own Choice
'Be in Earnest' - speak on a subject on which you have definite convictions
Award: Richard Plowman Cup for Public Speaking (with Classes 866 & 867)

869             ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED POEM
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 12
Own Choice
Poems to be submitted to Mrs Mini Elliot melliot@oakwoodschool.co.uk
by 16th January 2019.
Maximum 20 lines.  Equal marks to be given to the quality of the writing and to the performance
Award: Sir Eric Jansz Poetry Prize Cup

870             ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED POEM
Entry Fee - £6.00
Age under 18
Own Choice
Poems to be submitted to Mrs Mini Elliot melliot@oakwoodschool.co.uk
by 16th January 2019
Maximum 30 lines.  Equal marks to be given to the quality of the writing and to the performance.
Award: Chichester Festival Speech & Drama Cup (with Class 871)

871             ORIGINAL UNPUBLISHED POEM
Entry Fee - £7.25, Senior - £6.00
Adult/Senior
Own Choice
Poems to be submitted to Mrs Mini Elliot melliot@oakwoodschool.co.uk
by 16th January 2019
Maximum 40 lines.  Equal marks to be given to the quality of the writing and to the performance
Award: Chichester Festival Speech & Drama Cup (with Class 870)

875             GROUP DRAMA AGE UNDER 12
Entry Fee - £13.00
Age under 12
Not to exceed 4 minutes
Minimum of 4 performers
Own Choice

876             GROUP DRAMA AGE UNDER 18
Entry Fee - £13.00
Age under 18
Not to exceed 5 minutes
Minimum of 4 performers
Own Choice

877             GROUP DRAMA ADULT
Entry Fee - £15.00
Adult
Not to exceed 6 minutes
Minimum of 4 performers
Own Choice


All work must be memorised unless otherwise stated.

Date

9 & 10 February 2019

Venue

Central CE Academy, Chichester (main hall)

Adjudicator

Frances Colyer LGSMTDip

MUSICAL THEATRE


885             MUSICAL THEATRE DUOLOGUE  AGE UNDER 10

Entry Fee - £8.80

Not to exceed 3 minutes

Own Choice


886             MUSICAL THEATRE DUOLOGUE AGE UNDER 12

Entry Fee - £8.80

Not to exceed 4 minutes

Own Choice


887             MUSICAL THEATRE DUOLOGUE  AGE UNDER 15

Entry Fee - £8.80

Not to exceed 5 minutes.

Own Choice


888             MUSICAL THEATRE DUOLOGUE  AGE UNDER 19

Entry Fee - £8.80

Not to exceed 6 minutes

Own Choice


889             MUSICAL THEATRE DUOLOGUE  ADULT

Entry Fee - £11.50

Age over 19

Not to exceed 8 minutes

Own Choice


890A           MUSICAL THEATRE GIRLS YEAR 6 & UNDER

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 11 & under

Not to exceed 3 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory

Award: Ayling Memorial Cup


890B           MUSICAL THEATRE BOYS YEAR 6 & UNDER

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 11 & under

Not to exceed 3 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory

Award: Emily Jane Chart Cup


891A          MUSICAL THEATRE GIRLS YEARS  7-10

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 12-15

Not to exceed 4 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory


891B           MUSICAL THEATRE BOYS YEARS  7-10

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 12-15

Not to exceed 4 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory

Award: Dunning Challenge Cup


892A           MUSICAL THEATRE GIRLS YEAR 11  & ABOVE

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 15 and over

Not to exceed 5 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory

Award: M W Ayling Memorial Cup (with Class 892B)


892B           MUSICAL THEATRE BOYS YEAR 11  & ABOVE

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 15 and over

Not to exceed 5 minutes.

Own Choice

Perform a song from memory

Award: M W Ayling Memorial Cup (with Class 892A)


894             ENSEMBLE

Entry Fee - £13.00

Any age

Minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 performers

2 pieces to be performed

Own Choice

Perform from memory two contrasting songs


CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSES


897             MUSICAL THEATRE JUNIOR

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age under 12

2 pieces to be performed

Own Choice

Two songs from memory.  One written before 1950, one of own choice


898             MUSICAL THEATRE INTERMEDIATE

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 12-15

Not to exceed 5 minutes.

2 pieces to be performed

Own Choice

Two songs from memory.  One written between 1950 and 1970, one own choice


899             MUSICAL THEATRE SENIOR

Entry Fee - £6.00

Age 16-19

3 pieces to be performed

Own Choice

Three songs.  One written before 1900 and the other two own choice but must be contrasting.









Speech and Drama Classes