Since her first appearance in a festival at the age of five Cally has been committed to the festival movement and has pursued a career as a speech and drama specialist. She was the principal of her Buckinghamshire based drama studio for more than 20 years, combining that role with travelling extensively in the UK, Europe and Internationally as an examiner for LAMDA and as an adjudicator. Cally also delivers workshops on all aspects of communication and performance. She is a Speech & Drama Representative on the Adjudicators Council of the British and International Federation of Festivals and a former Chairman of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama.
Cally believes that performing in festivals not only encourages an appreciation of the arts but also develops the communication and presentation skills so important in today’s world. Cally is delighted to be returning to adjudicate the Speech & Drama classes at the North London Festival in 2020 and wishes everyone an enjoyable as well as a positive experience.