Welcome to North East of Scotland Performing Arts
Home of Aberdeen and NE of Scotland Music Festival, Aberdeen's oldest annual festival, and a highlight of the city's cultural calander.
Live performance returns with the closing Challenge Recital on Saturday 4th September with participants from both music and drama taking part. Please see Blog for the programme.
Please see here for Covid Guidelines.
The 98th Festival of Music, Speech & Drama took place between
Monday 7th June and Friday 11th June 2021.
Given the Covid-19 situation and based on positive feedback from participants, teachers and other supporters, Festival 2021 was again online. In the possible absence of examinations and definite restrictions on live events we hope that festival week provided an opportunity for performance – albeit via video - and a shared enjoyment of the performing arts.
News of our 2021-2022 programme coming soon.
NESPA, 4th floor, H1 Building, Hill of Rubislaw, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen AB15 6XL
Videos of Performances
As for 2020, participants were asked to submit pre-recorded performances, using whatever technology they had to hand. Entries were timetabled into virtual classes set up in sessions, using Zoom meetings in place of actual venues. At the appointed time for each class the stewards (hosts), played each video in ballot order so that the adjudicator, performers and audience could see and hear the performance. The adjudicator then addressed their comments to the performers and, if relevant, appointed a winner.
Syllabus and other events 2021-2022
The syllabus for 2022 is under preparation. All ideas for changes, fresh classes, and any suggestions to keep the festival relevant are welcome. Please do help by contacting us with your thoughts.
We are planning a series of monthly events ....beginning with our
Open Day for the Performing Arts
on Friday 3rd September.
Fancy a terrific full breakfast? Then the chef at H1 cafe cooks up a mean treat. Come to our Open Day and have brunch whilst you are visiting us at H1 Reception, Hill of Rubislaw, AB15 6XL.