Get your entries in for Kettering Eisteddfod

An appeal has been made for entries to a music and drama festival that has been running for more than 100 years

An appeal has been made for entries to a music and drama festival that has been running for more than 100 years

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An appeal has been made for entries to a music and drama festival that has been running for more than 100 years.

The annual Kettering Eisteddfod takes place from March 9 to 12 next year at various locations across the town, but the deadline for entries is December 18.

One of the organisers, Julie Unwin, said: “We would love to have some of the talented singers, actors, instrumentalists and choirs from the Kettering area to come and join us.

“We are making arrangements for the 2016 festival, which has been running for over 100 years.

“We are are reaching out to all of those with a talent to ask them to join us in this superb community event. All ages are very welcome!

“Our aim is to let as many as possible know that this great festival is happening here in our town.

“If you are a music teacher perhaps you could encourage some of your students to enter the festival.

“The profile of the eisteddfod is stepping up and is gaining a lot more interest.

“It would be great to welcome and involve as many people as possible.

“The festival is an ideal platform to show case local talented people of all ages and for them to gain performance experience.

“You may know someone who has a talent or passion, who plays a musical instrument, sings, enjoys theatre/drama or poetry reading or a group of singers who would like to be involved?

“Maybe your daughter, maybe your father or neighbour you know who has a good voice?”

Among those who have performed at eisteddfods in the past include Faryl Smith, who went on to reach the final of Britain’s Got Talent and now has a successful singing career.

For more details about the festival, including how to become a friend, visit the website or call 07931 558757.