Speech Adjudicators


Burnley Festival of

Speech, Music & Stage Dance

Paul Bench studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and public speaking. He was Director of Studies and head of several large departments of performing arts as well as Director of The Telford Drama Centre. An examiner with LAMDA for many years, he travelled to Africa, Australia, China, Japan, America, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. Paul is an international back remedy and Reiki therapist and psychotherapist, specialising in performance psychology, having contributed to several master degree courses. As well as being an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, he is also currently Reviews Editor for the STSD journal and tutor for The Voicecare Network


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NEWS

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VOLUNTEERS....

VOLUNTEERING

Lots of people help us with the Festival by giving their time and expertise to help something happen that they believe in. Could you be one of them?  We need help through the year developing the Festival to meet the needs of today‚Äôs performers and of course we need hands-on help on the days of the Festival itself.


We currently have a vacancy for someone to help us with publicity for our Festival, but whatever your area of expertise and interest from drama, music anddance to secretarial, management, fund-raising and IT skills, you can be sure we would welcome your involvement to the extent you wished to give it.


Vaguely interested?  Please come along to one of our Festival events and make yourself known at the Festival Office. Alternatively  email us and we will  be in touch.


The Burnley Festival Team look forward to hearing from you!


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Paul Bench studied at London and Birmingham Universities, specialising in literary theory, then the Guildhall School in acting and public speaking. He was Director of Studies and head of several large departments of performing arts as well as Director of The Telford Drama Centre. An examiner with LAMDA for many years, he travelled to Africa, Australia, China, Japan, America, Singapore, India and Sri Lanka. Paul is an international back remedy and Reiki therapist and psychotherapist, specialising in performance psychology, having contributed to several master degree courses. As well as being an adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals, he is also currently Reviews Editor for the STSD journal and tutor for The Voicecare Network