Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
BA(Hons), BA(Ed), MA, Med, PGDip(Ed), FLCM, LGSM(Perf), LTCL(Perf), LLCM(TD), LLAM(Hons), ATCL, CertEd(Drama), FRSA, FESB, MSTSD(Adj)
01246 570874 / 07961 486202
53 Clowne Road, Barlborough, Chesterfield
Post Code
S43 4EH
<h4>Availability: Full provided enough notice is given (International) 3 weeks</h4> <h5>Festivals (Sessions) in 2016: Belfast Musical Festival of Music, Speech & Drama (16), Cork Feis Maitiu (30), Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival (Marking), Burnley Festival (2), Isle of Wight Music, Dance & Drama Festival (6), Woodley Festival of music & Arts (6), Wolfitt Festival of Drama and Verse Speaking (5), Barnsley Festival (9), Ealing Festival of Music, Dance, Speech & Drama (8 + Marking)</h5> Stephen trained as a teacher of Drama, Speech and Movement at Trinity and All Saints’ College, University of Leeds. After qualifying ,he then studied for a number of year with Eleanor Rutherford, passing specialist teaching and performance diplomas in all aspects of Speech and Drama studies. As well as being responsible for the drama curriculum in the schools where he worked, he also taught students of all ages and abilities privately, from complete beginners to Licentiate(RAM) and Fellowship (LCM) level. He became an examiner for The English Speaking Board and The Poetry Society and adjudicated at many festivals throughout the country. I 1985 he was appointed to the headship of a primary school in Derbyshire, an experience he thoroughly enjoyed for the next twenty-two years. It was during this period that he became a Religious Education inspector for the Roman Catholic diocese of Hallam. After retiring from school in 2007 he was appointed as an examiner for The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and also resumed his work as an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals. When not examining or adjudicating, Stephen’s leisure time consists of seeing as many plays and operas as possible and also teaching his young grandchildren to swim properly and ride bikes (without stabilizers). Festivals (Sessions) in 2017: Rossendale Dance & Drama Festival (3), Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts (3), Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech & Drama (17), Springboard – Brighton & Hove Performing Arts Festival (6), Worcester Competitive Arts Festival (3), Lytham St Anne’s Festival of Performing Arts (2). Newry Musical Feis(14), South Cumbria Musical Festival (3), Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts (9), Blackburn Festival of Speech, Music & Dance (6), Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival (9), Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (33), Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts for Dance, Music & Drama (6). Leicester Festival of Music and Drama (2), Workington Musical Festival (2)