Young Festival Critics

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Become a Young Festival Critic: see a performance, write a review and you could win a prize for you and your school!

This year’s judges are:

Chris Boulton
Chief Executive, Greenham Trust

Graham Barker
Chairman, Newbury Spring Festival

Steve Christmas
Cheif Executive, Good Vibes Music Academy

Trish Lee
Arts Editor, Newbury Weekly News



Submission Guidelines

Please send your reviews to [email protected], or by post to 33/34 Cheap Street, Newbury, RG14 5DB by the end of June 2022.
We’re looking forward to reading them.

The Art of Criticism

Edward Seckerson, journalist and broadcaster, whose work as a critic has included Chief Classical Music Critic for The Independent, Chief Classical Music Critic for The Sunday Correspondent and Classical Music Critic for The Guardian, describes the art of criticism: