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It is with great disappointment that the Silkstone Eisteddfod Committee has determined to cancel the 2021 Silkstone Eisteddfod –

please see official announcement here.


Go to Piano and Instrumental Section.

Go to the Speech and Drama Section.

Go to the Vocal / Choral Section.


2021 Officials                          President:                                        Rev. Peter Arnett
Vice President:                                         Kathy Myatt
Secretary:                                                  Faye Wright
Asst. Secretary                                        Lola Milward
Treasurer:                                             Kim Mensforth

Assistant Treasurer:                         Merle Mensforth

Co-Convenors Piano & Instrumental: Alison Francis and Kathy Myatt

Convenor –   S & D                                       Chris Lloyd

Convenor – Vocal                                       – vacant –

Assistant –                                    Trish Cole-Clarke

Convenor – Catering                               Lola Milward

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

2021 Silkstone Eisteddfod cancelled


To the Sectretary.

2019 Piano & Instrumental Results

2019 Speech & Drama Results

2018 Vocal Results

2018 Presentation List


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