It was such a delight to be able to run the 2022 Woodley Festival. This year in particular felt very special indeed, not least because we were able to return to our live composition.
We were treated to some fabulous performances across our five sections over the three March weekends – from beginners to the more accomplished.

We extend our thanks to the parents and families for their support and encouragement of those performing. Also to the teachers for the time dedicated to the preparation of their students and for the energy they bring to the three weekends of the Festival.

And of course we thank all our performers, this is indeed your Festival and without you it wouldn’t happen. We hope you found your experience enjoyable and enriching – how lovely it would be to welcome you back to the Festival next year.

We thank our generous and supportive Sponsor ManningUK and all our dedicated volunteers who give up so much of their time to help create such a welcoming atmosphere.

Your support, whether you are a performer, a parent, a teacher or a volunteer, enables us to continue to offer this wonderful event – and this is very much appreciated.

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Does a member of your family sing, play an instrument, or act?

The Woodley Festival of Music and Arts provides a warm and friendly environment to perform before a professional adjudicator and a supportive audience. 

Although a competitive festival, our aim is your enjoyment of performances and appreciation of others’ efforts. We are very selective in our choice of adjudicators and venues to provide high quality facilities for your enjoyment of all the performances.

There are sections for: Instrumental, Piano, Choral, Vocal, Speech and Drama.

Woodley Festival has been generously sponsored by Henley’s insurance brokers, Manning UK, since 2004, and we are very grateful for their support which goes way beyond their generous financial support – they are also very enthusiastic and appreciative of everyone’s efforts – they’ve even bought us several years’ supply of the very popular lanyards that medals are now presented on.

Woodley Festival is affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals – we are one of some 300 affiliated festivals around the world.