The eighth biennial Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Regional Festivals Championships takes place at Carleton Community High School, Pontefract on Saturday 9th September from 10.30am – 4pm.

Performers from throughout the Region will be taking part in a bid to win the Championship titles and prizes for Speech and Drama, Dance and Music, both Vocal and Instrumental.  Each performer has already been a winner at their respective festival and has been nominated by that festival committee or an adjudicator.

Representing Rothwell Music Festival is Hannah Wakefield (17) from Roundhay who attends The Grammar School at Leeds. She will be playing the first movement of Mozart’s Concerto in A Major.

Hannah has been playing the violin from a young age and gained her ABRSM Diploma in violin performance in 2015. She also has a Grade 8 distinction in singing and clarinet, has played in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and sung in the National Youth Choir. She currently plays in the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra

The Competition will be run as a talent variety show. Tickets (£5) are available on the door, or can be reserved by phone on 01226 752576. Refreshments, including lunch, will be available throughout the day.


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