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The 22nd

Great Northern Festival
2nd - 4th December 2016

with PAGB Patronage - 28/2016

Closing Date: 1st November

Dear Achim

We hope that you will be able to join us this year as an Entrant and/or Attendee at the 22nd Great Northern Festival.

Our Judges this year are :-Keith Brown

Keith Brown (Chair)                        

Kate Brown

Kate Brown           

Ashley Franklin



Ashley Franklin

On the Friday evening Ashley will be giving a talk about his photography and previous career in BBC Radio and will also give some hints and tips as to how you can improve your own voiceover.
See the Brochure or website for more details.

Our two Competitions the 'New Horizons' and 'Great Northern' will be held on the Saturday and Sunday.

Depending on the number of entries the New Horizons will be spread over both the Saturdayand Sunday this year. We will show a block of NH entries along with a block of Great Northern entries in each session.

If time permits, 'Attendee Sequences' will be shown for discussion and advice before the competitions begin.

Provisional timings are:-

Friday Evening 7:30 to 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday Evening meal at the Britannia Country House Hotel 7:30 pm

The Howard Gregory Trophy

The Howard Gregory Trophy
This year we have a new trophy in memory of Howard to be awarded for The Most Creative Soundtrack’

All entries in both the Great Northern and the New Horizons competitions will be eligible for this award.

The Judges will be looking for the best use of all the elements that have been blended together creatively to produce a soundtrack that compliments and enhances the Sequence

Unfortunately we will not be able to post out this trophy, so you will have to attend to be able to receive it! (Although you can still win it)
In addition it will only be held for 12 months and must be returned in time for the following year’s competitions.



Entries and Booking

Entries & Bookings are now being accepted for the 22nd Great Northern Festival.

Don't worry if your sequence is not yet finished, you can still book to attend now.
Just put '
Details to follow' as the Sequence Title (and the Title if you know it).
If you have an idea of the finished Time then please put that, otherwise just put the Maximum - i.e. 6 or 12 minutes.

You can send us the final details along with your sequence in time for the Closing Date which is the
1st November.

Remember that all 'New Horizons' entries will receive constructive feedback from the Judges. This will be verbal on the day, so that all present will gain something from the feedback.

We hope that this will help entrants to improve their work for future events and competitions. It should also help those not entering this time to gain valuable pointers as to what makes the winning entries better than the others.

Entrants will also receive written feedback for their own entry after the event.

'Great Northern' entrants will receive a grade 'A, B, or C' from the Judges after the event.

Download the xls Booking Form, complete and return by email, to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist gegen Spambots geschützt! JavaScript muss aktiviert werden, damit sie angezeigt werden kann. even if you are posting your entry.

Please include a copy of the Booking Form with the Electronic Transfer or on the CD/DVD

There is also a PDF version available for you to print out and fill in by hand to return by post if you wish.


Please read the Rules as there have been some slight changes this year

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     Hough End centre

The Great Northern Festival is again being held at The Hough End Centre, Manchester, M21 7SX.  



Located off junction 5 of the M60 Motorway, near the end of the M56, it is easily accessible from all locations.

It is also close to rail and tram routes for those travelling by public transport and only 6 miles from Manchester  Airport.



Saturday & Sunday Buffet Lunches are again available at Hough End.
Tea and Coffee is included in the ticket price at the morning and afternoon breaks on Saturday and Sunday.

Hot and cold drinks can be purchased from the bar at all other times

Saturday Buffet Lunch
- Hot roast glazed ham or Cheshire turkey - carved at the table
   on Brown or White barm  (soft round flatish bun)
- Garden salad, relishes & fries
- Assorted desserts & cream
Hough End Centre

Please indicate on the Booking Form if you require a vegetarian option

Sunday Buffet Lunch
- Jacket Potatoes with assorted fillings
- Garden Salad.
- Assorted Sweets & Cream

A Saturday Evening meal has been arranged at the Britannia Hotel in a private room with it's own bar area.
You do not need to be staying at the hotel to join us for this meal.

Saturday Evening Meal - served buffet stylealt
- Soup & Salad starter
- various main courses including vegetarian
- Assorted Desserts
- Tea and Coffee

See the Booking Form for Prices.
All meals need to be booked and paid for by 1st November


We have once again negotiated special rates for bed and full breakfast attheBritannia Country House Hotel these are only available for a limited number of rooms and they are booked up quickly. You only pay on arrival and you can cancel up to 48 hours in advance for no charge should the need arise. Britannia Country House Hotel

Full details of how to book are in the

Special rates are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, 2nd - 4th December

A Shuttle Bus from Manchester Airport can also be booked when booking the Hotel.

There should be plenty of people to give you a lift from the hotel to Hough End should you require it.

A list of other nearby Hotels are also included in the Brochure. Book early as hotels around Manchester tend to get booked up early for December.

 Tell Others About Us

The Great Northern Festival is a weekend of Entertainment, Competition and Learning, for all Audio Visual enthusiasts.

      Including :-

  • Guest Speakers
  • The Great Northern Competition
    - Open Entry
  •  The New Horizons Competition
    - Restricted Entry

    See the Brochure for full Details and Rules

If you know of someone else who may be interested in Attending/Entering then please use this link to Forwardthis email to them and ask them to sign up to receive future updates.



For supporting The Great Northern Festival we are extremely grateful to :-

    www.wnsoft.com        www.akmmusic.co.uk    
www.rps.org     www.thepagb.org.uk