Hello All

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this very difficult time.  The Barnsley Youth Music and Drama Festival Committee have made an extremely difficult decision regarding the re-scheduled Festival in September 2020.  Thinking long and hard about the welfare of everyone involved from our committed performers, teachers, families, volunteers and committee members, who work tirelessly to make the festival work, the 2020 festival will now be cancelled. The health and safety of everybody must be our priority and we do not want inadvertently to expose anyone to the risk of  Covid 19.

“The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 74 years that the Festival will not take place.  We appreciate this very disappointing to everyone concerned and for that we are extremely sorry.

However, on a positive note, the 2021 festival week will from Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 23 April 2021.  We do hope you will put these dates in your diary and support us for a week of excellent performances in drama and music.  We are keeping the syllabus the same as 2020 and a copy of this is now available on our website.

On behalf of all the committee  we look forward to greeting you all at the Emmanuel Church, Barnsley in April 2021.

Please keep watching our website for all up to date information.  www.barnsley-ymdfestival.co.uk

Alison Hartley
Barnsley Youth Music & Drama Festival

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“We have many happy memories of the festival to treasure, and have made friends with people from different parts of the country. Over the years, our talents were encouraged and allowed to flourish.”
The Torn family, from Barnby on the Marsh