Festival Info

Parking at the Guildhall

The area around the Guildhall has been made a controlled zone, which means that there is free parking for three hours in those roads where parking bays have been drawn with broken white lines..

Important information regarding changes to AFYM – PLEASE READ

Throughout the syllabus you will find competitive and also non-competitive classes. In previous Festivals it has been a requirement to state, at the time of entry, the repertoire to be performed in each and every class. This has led to some confusion, and therefore we have decided to change this rule. The following situation now applies:

For Competitive classes it remains that the repertoire to be performed in each class is to be named on the entry form – see Rule 7. If the performer at the Festival changes his/her piece/s they are disqualified, i.e. they cannot be awarded a medal and will not receive adjudication from the platform.

For Non-Competititve classes this does not apply. There is no requirement to state repertoire on the entry form, it will be announced on the day. Anyone who enters a Competitive class and does not list repertoire on the entry form may be automatically transferred to a suitable Non Competitive class – see Rule 7. Performers must adhere to time limits.


AFYM do NOT provide an official accompanist. Listed below are pianists who may be available. Please make EARLY contact with an accompanist if you do not have your own, to make sure that you can be accommodated, particularly with difficult pieces, which the pianist will need to practise. Any arrangement made between you and the accompanist is a private one, not involving the Festival.

Rachel Ramos – 01792 461563 / rach_atwell@hotmail.co.uk | Susan Croal – 01792 205318 / susan@croall.com | Richard John – 07919 653434 / richardjohn81@googlemail.com | Robert Marshall – 01792 361941 / robmarshall.piano@btinternet.com | Dorothy Singh – 01792 851097 / dorosingh@hotmail.com

Please be advised to check with accompanists that music you mail to them has been received


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