Welcome to the Torbay and South West of England Festival

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The Torbay and South West of England Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals, one of over 300 festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Channel Islands. There is a strong overseas festival movement in the Republic of Ireland and there are affiliated festivals in Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Sri Lanka, the United States and Zimbabwe.

Our Festival has a high profile within this wider festival movement; and is active both at national level, and within the South West Regional Forum of the Federation.

KAREN LINDA COLLINGS

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BA(Hons), Dip LCDD, FISTD, AUKA, RAD (RTS)

1965-2021

We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Karen’s passing.  She was a staunch supporter of our Festival as a performer, and subsequently a committee member and organiser of the Dance section.  As Vice-Chair, she was my rock, always supportive and loyal.  A great champion of the Festival movement, Karen was a regular at regional meetings and our Federation’s annual conference.  At the time of her death she was a Deputy to the Adjudicators Council of the Federation.

Karen was an inspirational teacher, respected adjudicator, a member of the Greek Faculty of the ISTD and an examiner in demand all over the world.  She brought an expertise that delighted and supported many, many young people.  She was quietly enthusiastic in everything she did, engendering respect and affection in equal measure.

Our thoughts remain with her parents and wider family.

– Linda Lear

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Latest News

September Dance programme

September Dance programme

The Dance programme for September (Draft 3) is now available on the Dance page. Please check and advise torbaydancefestival@gmail.com of any errors. Thank you.

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Torbay Festival Music Syllabus 2021

Torbay Festival Music Syllabus 2021

Entries open 1st September and close on Friday 24th September at Midnight.    Classes will take place at the Palace Theatre as follows:  Rock and Pop Classes - Sunday 24th October in the auditorium...

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