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TODAY AT THE GUILD - FOR THE LAST TIME IN 2023
Today at the Guild
Friday, May 12th, 2023 - 25 minutes
In this final programme for the 2023 Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival, we ask - why do we call it The Guild?
Teacher Kristene Sutcliffe takes us along the road from syllabus to actually standing on the stage, and adds a few wise words about the value of the Guild for young people;
Adjudicator Luise Horrocks shares some thoughts on what she looks for in a successful performer; 'then and now' compares performances from William Shooter - when he won the Sheffield Plate in 2015, and in 2023 with a song from the musicals which required very different vocal and acting skills;
we delve into the archives to listen to Mrs Anne Minay, when she visited the Island in 2013, talking about her amazingly musical family, and a last word from Shirley - no Guild would be complete without the friendly face of Mrs Shirley Savage, on duty at the doors to the Royal Hall - technically a member of the Villa Marina staff, but actually at the very heart of the Festival 'family' !