The Stratford & East London Music Festival, founded in 1882, is a competition open to people of all ages.
The festival covers, speech, drama, choral, ensemble and individual singing, as well as a wide range instrumental classes. 700-900 entrants ranging in age from pre-school to over 90, compete in hundreds of classes. The festival runs across two weeks in February each year.
Entries for the 2020 are open, and will close on 20 Dec 2019, with a likely extension to 7th January 2020.