Foreword from Festival Director

Hello and a warm welcome to the 4th Berkshire Music and Arts Festival!

Traditionally we have held the festival in January, however in 2018 we have chosen the balmy (ever hopeful!) month of May with the new Festival date being Saturday 12th May 2018.

Due to the ever growing number of entries we have also found the new, bigger venue of Denefield School, Long Lane in Tilehurst.  They have a very impressive open space known as the Da Vinci Space which will give Drama and Creative Writing the opportunity to run on the same day, under the same roof which will result in a very creative atmosphere!

The Music classes remain in Sulhamstead, with the beautiful 12th Century local church of St Mary’s Sulhamstead Abbotts, once again hosting the Vocals section and the Piano section taking place in the spacious Sulhamstead Village Hall.

As always we are lucky to count of the support of many people to help the festival run smoothly, and it goes without saying we are very excited about our new date, new venues and meeting all of entrants.

If anyone would like to offer support of any kind, either via donations or volunteering on the day please contact

We look forward to welcoming you!

Michelle Cane