Festival Artwork 2021

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As we get near to the start of our online Festival – now would be a great time to send us some of your drawing/artwork – inspired by MUSIC/POETRY/DRAMA/DANCE Your drawing might be of a musical instrument/ a pair of dancing shoes/ your brother or sister playing or rehearsing/ or any poems or readings that you love. There will be … Read More

Over the years – share your memories

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We are gathering materials to help us celebrate our 100th Anniversary Year – if you have memories of taking part in the Festival, or photos, we would love it if you would share them with us. Please contact perthcompfest@hotmail.com

Coming soon – to the comfort of your armchair

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Stream our Perform in Perth sessions right to your TV screen. It’s fun and convenient to watch videos from your phone or tablet but getting those same quality visuals on your big-screen TV is even better. Here are three simple ways to get started. 1. Plug in with a USB data cable. Nearly all smartphones and tablets can plug into a … Read More

Backing tracks for your performance

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Entries are now closed and it’s time for the hardest work to begin. Our competitors are now perfecting their performances for upload: Deadlines for submission of performance videos:Gaelic classes – 1st MarchPercussion classes – 2nd MarchSpeech classes – 4th MarchPipe band solos – 4th MarchDance – 6th MarchAll other classes – 8th March If you would prefer to use our accompanist you can download a backing … Read More

A Perth teenager has successfully introduced a new youth voluntary scheme for annual Perform in Perth festival

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Rob Johnston, 16, came up with the idea for the Young Ambassador Scheme after unofficially mentoring some of the festival’s participants in previous years. His own participation in the Perform in Perth festival is something Rob describes as having been a “positive influence”. He has since coached 11 other participants in the festival. Rob said: “It’s been an amazing experience … Read More

The show will go on – Courier report from Wednesday 6th January 2021

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The show will go on for a Tayside-wide performing festival as it marks its centenary year, despite the challenges of Covid-19. The Perform in Perth programme will go ahead – under adjudication from 8th-20th and then streamed online – from March 15th-27th. The event celebrates a wide range of artistic forms, with competitive classes in dance, speech and music, ranging … Read More

Virtual Festival update – January 2021

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After much discussion, the following points have been agreed regarding the running of a virtual festival in 2021. No marks will be awarded but a winner will be announced for each class.  Adjudicators will categorise all performers, so that appropriate certificates can be awarded.  (Honours, First Class, Merit and Performance)In the instance of classes where the winner might qualify for the Larg … Read More

Advice to entrants – Speech Classes


Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Tish is a Licentiate of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has a wide range of experience in teaching all age groups in schools, colleges and the business world. Tish now lives in Suffolk, and works freelance. She is visiting lecturer in Vocal Communications in colleges in the UK and in Italy. She also … Read More