BMAF LogoTime to Get Creative – BMAF 2020 Programme Deadlines Announced

It may be another six months to the festival weekends themselves, but the 58th running of the annual Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival (BMAF) is already well underway.

BMAF is Basingstoke’s unique annual celebration of Music and the Arts. Disciplines include Brass, Recorder, Strings, Woodwind and Singing plus the added ingredients of Drama plus the spoken and written word.  It doesn’t matter if you are nine or ninety, there’s an opportunity for everyone to participate.

The first entry deadline, for Band, Choir, Ensemble, Orchestra, Strings and the Creative Writing Sections, are on Monday 16th December 2019. Entry deadlines for remaining disciplines are on Thursday 16th January 2020.

The three, themed, ‘Festival Weekends’ will take place on 7th/8th, 14th/15th and 21st/22nd March next year. The Gala Performance Concert, featuring the overall winners of ALL the 2020 sections, is scheduled for Sunday 26th April. All events will take place at Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke.

Full details are available in the BMAF 2020 syllabus available now as a FREE printed booklet; to request a copy, please email the BMAF secretary jeanfilkin@hotmail.co.uk

If you prefer, from mid-September onwards you can download as a PDF, or view on-line at the BMAF website For details of the individual competition categories, click on the ‘Sections’ TAB.

Let the Festival begin!