Important message about our Gala Concert and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the briefing by the government late yesterday on 16th March 2020, we have sadly decided to postpone the Gala Concert.
The safety, health and well being of our committee and volunteers, our performers and their family and friends are of paramount importance and we feel that these would be compromised if the concert took place.
We hope that the concert can take place in the not too distant future and will inform all the performers once a date has been set.
Keep safe and well.
Chair of PMF Committee
More information can be found at
17 March 2020
Please read the statement below from The British and International Federation of Festivals
We are sure that many of our members are already aware of the increasing media attention on the new coronavirus. We are aware that a large number of our members are likely to be in close contact with performers and colleagues on a daily basis. You may have some concerns about how to best manage any risks within the festival environment.
Be aware: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued advice on how to minimise the risk of infection. This advice is updated regularly and includes useful posters which can be downloaded and displayed at your festival to encourage good hygiene and infection control. You can access the WHO guidance here. Public Health England has also issued guidance this week to all English schools on managing the virus. They have a poster which provides a simple and helpful overview on managing the risk of infection. You can access the Public Health England resources here.
Communicate: Maintain good communication channels between festivals, teachers, schools, parents, adjudicators and accompanists about the preferred measures to be taken to avoid the risk of spreading the virus. Anyone who is feeling unwell should be advised to avoid attending the festival. We hope that all of our members remain in good health and that any disruption to the festival calendar as a result of the coronavirus is minimal. We will be happy to help if there are any last minute changes for festivals or adjudicators affected by illness.
With best wishes,
28 February 2020
Gala Concert to select the winners of
the Portsmouth Festivities Recital Prize 2021
The Solent Symphony Orchestra Concerto Award 2021
3pm Sunday 29th March 2020, Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU.
Money raised at this concert will help fund young people involved in the
Festival who are about to embark on further education courses in the performing arts.
Tickets: £5.00 / Concessions £4.00 / Children £4.00
available from Sandra Lawlor
Strings: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February
Choral: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU Sunday 9th February (Adult Choirs)
Woodwind & Recorder: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th February
Dance: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd February
Piano: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th February
Vocal: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February (Adults)
Saturday 7th March (Young Singers & Choirs)
Rock & Pop: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU Friday 28th February
Brass: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March
Speech & Drama: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU Saturday 29th February, Sunday 1st March, Saturday 7th March
Guitar: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU Saturday 7th March
Full day: Adults £6.00 Senior Citizens £4.00 Children (age 5 & over) £1.00
Session: (morning, afternoon or evening) Adults £3.00 Senior Citizens £2.00 Children (age 5 & over) £0.50
Season Tickets: Dance section only: Adults £40.00 Senior Citizens £20.00 Children (age 5 & over) £5.00