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.

Entry Procedures

Competitive classes – 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.

The Guildhall is a very busy public and working building. We regret that we cannot offer practice facilities to AFYM performers.


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 – 07964 386673 / | Richard John – 07956 909696 /  |  Robert Marshall – 07973 835337 / | Dorothy Singh – 07766 714211 /

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


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