National Festival


SRP Annual Festival 2015 and Conference

on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April


Wolverhampton Grammar School

Compton Road
Wolverhampton WV3 9RB.

The school is on the A454 with good road and rail links.

Organised by South Staffordshire Branch

A brief outline of the weekend:

South Staffs branch is looking forward to welcoming recorder players to the SRP Festival on the weekend of April 18th & 19th.

We may be right in the centre of the old industrial heart of the country, but there’s not a dark satanic mill in sight – promise! There are plenty of interesting places to visit though, including lots of industrial heritage sites, if you’re tempted to make a longer stay.

There is good access by road (M6, M54), rail (West Coast Line) and even by bus from the railway station. The Grammar School is not far from the city centre, and there are plenty of hotels and guest houses within easy access.

We will be playing a range of music to suit all tastes throughout the two days, with ensemble sessions (conductors will include Caroline Jones, Helen Hooker, Pam Smith, Sandra Foxall and Pamela Flanagan amongst others), recorder orchestra, massed playing, a recital by the Arden Recorder Orchestra and two commissioned pieces, by Sasha Johnson Manning and Alyson Lewin. See the full timetable here.

There will be your favourite shops for browsing and buying, of course, and entertainment (and food) on the Saturday evening from Eric Moulder’s early music ensemble Piva. There will be the opportunity for some Renaissance dancing, too – come in costume if you like, although it’s not obligatory! The Conference will be held on the Sunday morning, alongside more playing opportunities.

You can apply by filling in a  booking form in Microsoft Word  and emailing it, or by printing the booking form in pdf and posting it.

You can find information about previous SRP Festivals here.

Last updated February 1, 2015