The "British Lanka Festival for the Performing Arts"
The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance & Speech UK Of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron
Annual Island wide competitions in Music and Speech & Drama held in
February, May, June & August
Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Batticaloa, Badulla, Beruwala, Colombo, Chilaw, Gampaha, Galle, Gampola, Hatton, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Lindula, Matara, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Negombo, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Pammunugama, Raddolugama, Ratnapura, Talawakele, Vavuniya, Welimada.
Amateur performers of a minimum age of 3 yrs in Solo, Duo, Trio and Group performances.
Music: Western & Eastern Musical Instruments, Vocal Solo/Duet/Trio/Quartet/Group & Choral Singing
EASTERN- Sri Lankan Folk Dance, Kandyan, Sabaragamu, Low Country Traditional, Dance to Song, Free Style, Free Improvisation, Baratha Natyam, Indian Folk Dance, Indian Kathak.
Speech & Drama: Verse Speaking, Prose Speaking, Story Telling, Inventive Story Telling, News Reading, Bible Reading, Prose & Sight Reading, Public Speaking, Mime, Improvisation, Creative Writing, Acting
• Assessment by an International Adjudicator
• Certificates awarded to all participants
• Trophies & Medals to winners
• Special Awards for All Island Winners
• Handsome cash award/ Scholarship to UK for the Best Performance Winner in Music
A festival provides many things: the stimulus of preparing for a public occasion; the Opportunity to hear the work of others; and the chance to receive advice from a Professional adjudicator…someone whom that performer may never have the Opportunity to meet in any other way.
Festivals bring forward the specially gifted. Many famous names found their first platform at their local festival and then perhaps move further afield, presenting their work always to a fresh audience.