This is a very relaxed and friendly style of event – aimed at encouraging children at all stages and levels.
During the somewhat ‘difficult’ 2020 the Somerset festival decided to run a virtual festival where students submit a video of their performance for the various sections. After a very positive response last year, they decided to incorporate this alongside the usual ‘live’ festival for any children who live more than 150km from Somerset College at the Gold Coast. It is designed to be encouraging and supportive but at the same time providing some insight and positive reinforcement. Students receive via email a certificate, an encouraging report and a placing.
This may just be an alternative or an extra in these difficult times, but help young students to continue to perform. Further information can be found on the Somerset Festival for Young Performers website