Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2019

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2019

  We are pleased to announce the 3 winners of this year’s Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. From left to right they are: Georgia Denham, Rob Laidlow and Kai Moohan-Shotan The adjudication was as follows:The prize money of £1,000 was donated by...

Games and Quiz Night Update

Many thanks to everyone who helped with this year’s games and quiz night at Arden Hall. The event was a roaring success and raised over £800 which is frankly fantastic. A note about next year – some of you will be aware that Arden Hall is being renovated...
Please support Philip Bates Trust for no cost

Please support Philip Bates Trust for no cost

If you shop online regularly you can now support us at no extra cost to yourself through easyfundraising. Nearly three thousand online retailers, including amazon and ebay, will donate a percentage of what you spend to your chosen charity – and we’d be so grateful if...
It’s Time for A Touch Of Basil!

It’s Time for A Touch Of Basil!

This year’s concert will be on 30th September 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School. Performers will include: Ex Cathedra Academies of Vocal Music Andrew Randall & Katie Gilbert, Ashleyan Opera Prize Winners “Sleep” by Sam James, Philip Bates...

Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters 2017

Entries from all over the UK are now invited for the 2017 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Composers between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style by Friday 7th  July 2017, the application deadline. Shortlisted entries will be given a...
It’s been an Epic summer….

It’s been an Epic summer….

This summer I embarked on what is sure to be an exciting and life-changing journey with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT). At 24-years-old I thought I had missed the boat on joining this world-renowned organisation, but having met a fellow NYT member...
Newsletter 2016 and A Touch of Basil’s new venue

Newsletter 2016 and A Touch of Basil’s new venue

This year’s newsletter is now available (and can be downloaded here) Most people will be aware of the necessary change to our venue for the 2016 Touch of Basil. It will take place at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School in Sutton Coldfield on October 1st. Philip was a...
Calling all composers aged 16 – 25

Calling all composers aged 16 – 25

  Entries from all over the UK are now invited for the 2016 Philip Bates Prize for Composers and Songwriters. Composers between the ages of 16 and 25 may submit works in any style by Friday 8th July 2016, the application deadline. Shortlisted entries will be given a...