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Paddy Hurlings, Adjudicator: Dance

After completing her vocational training at the Bush Davies School Romford, Paddy combined TV work with teaching engagements... Find out more

Kathleen Davis, Adjudicator: Dance

Kathleen received all of her dance training at the prestigious Ethel Hardy School of Dance in the North East of England.... Find out more

Stanley Roocroft MBE, Adjudicator: Music

Stanley Roocroft of Gayle, near Hawes, North Yorkshire, educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, was a... Find out more

Graeme Humphrey, Adjudicator: Music

Graeme has been a teacher of piano all his professional life, both at the Royal Academy of Music for thirty-six years from... Find out more

Ruth Gerald, Adjudicator: Music

Ruth was Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal College of Music and previously Head of Keyboard at the Birmingham School of... Find out more

Fiona McLean-Buechel, Festival: Music

Fiona is Lead Tutor for Strings at Trinity Laban Junior Conservatoire. She has a passion for music in all forms; combining a... Find out more

Keith Allen, Festival: Music

Keith was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, going on to take post-graduate studies at Birmingham,... Find out more

Anita Downey, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Anita is head of Speech and Drama at a large, flourishing Secondary School. This involves work to Diploma level in Speech,... Find out more

Neil Jenkins, Adjudicator: Music

Neil has been singing all his life, joining his first choir at the age of 6. He was a Chorister at Westminster Abbey, and... Find out more

Merriel Halsall-Williams, Festival: Speech and Drama

Merriel is an experienced teacher of English, Drama and Oral Communication Skills in the 8 to 18 years age group. As... Find out more

Bryan Husband, Adjudicator: Music

Bryan studied at the Royal College of Music, London, and the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Bryan has homes... Find out more

Julia Dewhurst, Adjudicator: Music

A lyric-coloratura soprano, Julia has appeared nationally and internationally on the concert and opera stage in an ongoing... Find out more

Christina Thomson, Adjudicator: Music

Christina studied horn, piano, and singing at the Royal Academy of Music.

A career in Bavaria followed, playing and... Find out more

Allison Walker-Morecroft, Adjudicator: Music

Allison has had much experience with all aspects of music-making and her support for festival work has resulted in a great... Find out more

Mary Ann Tear, Adjudicator: Speech and Drama

Mary Ann is an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals, an examiner for Trinity College... Find out more

Kelly Hopkins, Adjudicator: Dance

Kelly began her training with Susan Amos, later attending The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst Ballet School. Kelly... Find out more

Lesley Shrigley Jones, Adjudicator: Music

As an Associated Board Scholar, Lesley studied `cello, piano, singing and viola da gamba at the Royal Manchester and Royal... Find out more

Kay Tucker, Adjudicator: Music

Kay was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and began studies on the cello at the age of 12, continuing studies at the Guildhall... Find out more

John Grant, Adjudicator: Music

John Grant was born and brought up in Ayrshire, Scotland and began his formal musical studies at the Royal Scottish Academy... Find out more

Graham Dickie, Adjudicator: Music

Graham studied piano, singing and conducting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

On graduating from the... Find out more

Janice Fullman, Adjudicator: Dance

Miss Janice Fullman is a member of the British International Federation of Festivals and on the adjudicating board of the... Find out more

Suzanne Higgins, Adjudicator: Music

After studies in Yorkshire, Liège and Cologne, in which latter cities she joined the opera choruses, Suzanne taught singing... Find out more

Luan Shaw, Adjudicator: Music


Luan has been an adjudicator member of the... Find out more

Stewart, Accompanist

As a Federation accompanist Stewart works annually at the Alderley Edge, Crosby, Hazel Grove, Heaton Mersey and Southport... Find out more