Thanet Music and Drama Festival

The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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2005 Festival

February 25th - March 22nd 2005

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Details of 2005 festival

2004 Festival

March 6th - March 31st 2004

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Details of 2004 festival

2003 Festival

March 8th - March 28th 2003

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Details of 2003 festival

2002 Festival

February 22nd - March 19th 2002

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Details of 2002 festival

2006 Festival

February 25th - March 21st 2006

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Details of 2006 festival

2007 Festival

February 24th - March 27th 2007

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Details of 2007 festival

2008 Festival

February 28th - March 18th 2008

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Details of 2008 festival

2011 Festival

February 24th - March 27th 2011

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Details of 2011 festival

2012 Festival

February 28th - March 18th 2012

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Details of 2012 festival

2013 Festival

February 28th - March 28th 2013

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Details of 2013 festival

2014 Festival

February 27th - April 4th 2014

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Details of 2014 festival

2015 Festival

February 26th - March 28th 2015

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Details of 2015 festival

2016 Festival

February 25th - March 20th 2016

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Details of 2016 festival

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Festival history

The Thanet Music and Drama Festival was founded as a charity in 1921, and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Thanet area to perform in front of an audience and gain expert critical advice.

Each of the previous festivals going back to 2002 has a dedicated page on this site, please use the links on the right.

In case any past participants etc. would like a syllabus or programme from a previous festival as a souvenir, we have some available. There is no charge - just send a stamped addressed envelope - but please check first whether we have copies for the particular year(s) in which you are interested.

The 2006 syllabus is now available as a free download (4MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file: for those without broadband we recommend the 1MB text-only version). Printed copies will also be distributed to local teachers, libraries, and others on our mailing list.

The Festival is run by a core committee of around 15 and approximately 35 other volunteers. We are always looking for helpers, both during the festival itself and in the preparatory stages. No matter how restricted your time may be, if you would like to help we'll certainly find something for you to do, so get in touch! People who like paperwork are also particularly welcome!

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