Liverpool Performing Arts Festival 2010

Its been running 86 years and its at St George’s Hall but I’ve never seen it. Apply now via the nice new website, deadline is 4 December 2009.

During March 2010 the 86th Liverpool Performing Arts Festival will take to the stage – over 4,000 performers from across the North West will descend on the city over two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 5, to showcase their talents in music, speech, drama and dance from solo verse to 60 strong choirs and orchestras from ages 5 to 80 years of age.

Past festival winners include Sir Simon Rattle, Claire Sweeney, BBC young musician of the year Mark Simpson and X-Factor finalist Ray Quinn.

Claire McColgan, Head of Culture at Liverpool City Council, said: ”It’s important we continue to provide a stage to cultivate and develop the performing arts at the grass roots and nurture the confidence to excel through events such as this. This festival has a proven track record for helping to develop and encourage the stars of tomorrow and for that it is a huge asset to the cultural health of the city.

The Festival is affiliated to ‘The British Federation of Music Festivals’ of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

* Patron – Sir Simon Rattle
* President – Cllr Mike Storey, Lord Mayor of Liverpool
* Vice President – Prof. E Rex Makin, D.LITT.LL.M