Adjudicators: Speech, Drama & Mime Section

Silvia Cavalier

Silvia Cavalier A.N.E.A. returned from Diplomatic life in various foreign postings during the 1970’s, having done some teaching, directing and a little television.  In 1979 she began Harlequin Drama which had many festival and examination successes in individual and group work.  She retired from teaching groups in 1996.  From 1980 until it closed in 1995, she taught at Charters-Ancaster School GPDST in Bexhill.  In 1991 she was invited to become an examiner for the New Era Academy and has worked extensively in England, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka and also Holland.  She is enthusiastic about Festival work, has adjudicated in England and Northern Ireland, and is keen to encourage the work of young people and children.

Adjudicators: FolkFest


Adjudicators: RockFest

Lianne Carroll & Russell Field

Adjudicator: Jazz Fest

Lianne Carroll


Adjudicators: Instrumental Section

Gillian Oswell LRAM. LGSM. GRSM (Hons)

Gillian Oswell gained her LRAM whilst still at school, and then went on to study Piano and ‘Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was further awarded the LGSM diploma and GRSM(Hons)degree.

She is a fully qualified teacher and has enjoyed a long and varied career in both private and public sectors, including the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Gillian has performed all over the UK as a soloist, accompanist and orchestral musician including concerts at main London venues. She has also travelled extensively teaching, adjudicating and performing in many countries around the globe. Gillian is an examiner for ABRSM.


Adjudicators: Dancing Section

Jodie Clark


Adjudicators: Singing Section


Penny Jenkins

Alison Mary Sutton

Neil Jenkins






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