The Autumn Festival of the Performing Arts

A competitive Festival of Performing Arts is held each November for three weeks and comprises the following sections:


    ▪    Dance


    ▪    English Speech and Drama


    ▪    French


    ▪    Jèrriais


    ▪    Modern Languages:

              German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish,

              Portuguese, Russian and Spanish


    ▪    Music


The sections compete annually except for the Dance section, which is biennial.

 

Independent adjudicators are engaged for each section, and each competitor receives an appraisal. From it competitors learn how to improve their performance.


The Jersey Eisteddfod encourages its competitors to consider the words of Sir Walford Davies:  

 

"The ideal of the competitive festival is not to gain a prize or defeat a rival, but to pace one another on the road to excellence".