The Guild Goes On!
Our 'virtual Guild' has been a great success. 91 people have now sent in their home recordings and they have been sent to a qualified adjudicator for feedback. The adjudicators, Steven Roberts (Music), David Fonville (Drama) and Deborah Norris (Dance) have provided excellent, supportive and constructive feedback which has been sent to the performers direct along with their official Festival certificate. Just imagine how rare those are going to be in years to come!
Feedback from the performers and their families has been very positive. The feedback has been extremely well-appreciated and many parents said how happy their children were to have the opportunity to show their performances after all their hard work to learn them over the preceding months. We can certainly say that we haven't let the pandemic stop us and we have continued our unbroken record through to 128 years!
A big thank you to all who helped, particularly Judith Ley who advised on the technical aspects and to Jacqueline Yates to handled the entries. Some of our accompanists also kindly recorded the accompaniments for the performers so a big thank you to them.
We have uploaded a small number of the entries to our Facebook page and others have been uploaded to Guild Skeet by performers and their families. Thank you for that.
Entries were open from 25th April and 2nd May 2020 and were free of charge. This has been made possible, in part, from the generosity of entrants who waived their refunds for entry fees and others who lived their Friends of the Festival subscriptions. A big thank you to all of you.
The Guild Goes On! was kindly sponsored by the Celton Manx Recognition Scheme.