Deadline for entries to Chichester Festival

THE deadline for entries to the 2012 Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Song closes on November 25.

The festival celebrates the arts across many disciplines and will take place in February and March, culminating in the Festival Concert on March 25 at Westbourne House School, during which the three Rotary clubs of Chichester present the prestigious Rotary Plate for the most entertaining performance.

Candidates will be performing in classes including guitars, piano, strings, speech and drama as well as musical theatre and dance. The musical theatre classes are increasing and will be held for the first time at Oakwood School.

The festival programme will be available from Ackerman Music in West Street, Chichester from mid-January onwards. Anyone interested in volunteering as a steward should contact the secretary on 01243 787996 or Jenie Pressdee on 01243 826431.