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A relatively small committee is responsible for this ministry which touches the lives of thousands of people each year.

Our aims have not really changed since the Eisteddfod commenced over 90 years ago.

We still strive to provide performance opportunities for competitors young and old, in a friendly, positive and encouraging atmosphere.

Go to Piano and Instrumental Section.

Go to the Speech and Drama Section.

Go to the Vocal / Choral Section.

2017 Officials:

President:    Rev Peter Arnett
Vice- President:    Mrs Kathy Myatt
Secretary:    Mrs Faye Wright
Assnt Secty:     Mrs Lola Milward
Treasurer:    Mrs Anita Hunter
Assnt. Treas:    Mrs Barbara Holmes

2016 Section Convenors

Piano & Instrumental: Coral Myatt & Kathy Myatt
Speech & Drama:     Chris Lloyd  (Asst. Di Johnston)
Vocal:                         Merle Mensforth  (Asst Bec Francis)

Our Background

In 1926, the Silkstone Methodist Church appointed a small committee to look into the formation of an eisteddfod. Those first members were Mrs. T. Statham, Miss L. Smith, Mr. R. Owens, Mr. A. Smith and Mr. G. Jones. At the time there were other small eisteddfodau being held in Ipswich and perhaps this was to be one of many. Others did not continue, but with the help and dedication of many people over the years, we have  celebrated over 90 years of competition in our Eisteddfod.

That first “Grand Juvenile Eisteddfod” held in the Alpha Theatre in Station Road, Booval on Friday, 5th August 1927 gave encouragement not only to the competitors, but also to the committee of Mrs. Hicks, Misses L. Smith and S. Hedley, Messrs. G. Jones, R. Jenkins, E. Fortescue and J.C. Thomas to continue to foster this love of literature and music. Committee members changed and in 1929, Miss E. Morris was Secretary, Miss Nancy White became the official accompanist, Mr. G.B. Reason was the first Patron, followed by Mr. Tom Bird.

Of course, in 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches joined to become the Uniting Church in Australia, the Silkstone and Newtown Methodists joined with St. John’s Presbyterians to form the Glebe Road Uniting Church, the parish which now presents this cultural experience.

Contact the Eisteddfod Secretary here:

Community Event of the Year Award Winner

2017 Australia Day Award presentation

Piano and Instrumental Section.

To contact the organiser, please feel free to use this contact form.

The 2018 Schedule is downloadable by using the button.

To the Piano & Instrumental Organiser.

Speech and Drama Section.

To contact the organiser, please feel free to use this contact form.

The 2018 Schedule and Entry forms for both, individual and groups, along with resource materials are downloadable by using the buttons.

To the Speech & Drama Organiser.

Vocal Section.

To contact the organiser, please feel free to use this contact form.

The 2018 Schedule and Entry forms are not yet available.

To the Vocal Organiser.

2016 Piano & Instrumental Results

2016 Speech & Drama Results

2016 Vocal Results


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Cnr. Eileen Street and Glebe Road,

Booval. 4304

07 3202 1700