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The 2024 Lismore Eisteddfod will be bigger and better

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Organisers of the Lismore Eisteddfod, the Lismore Musical Festival Society, are getting excited about their program for this year’s event.

The regular competition venues are still unavailable owing to post-flood repairs continuing for a few more months. So this year the Bangalow A&I Hall will be used for the primary and secondary schools competitions as well as the Speech and Drama competition.

The Lismore Workers Club auditorium will be available later in the year and will be the venue for the Vocal and Instrumental, and dance competitions.

It takes a lot of money to hold an eisteddfod and the Lismore Musical Festival Society are forever grateful to the event patron, Margot Davies, and their sponsors – and they are always welcoming new sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this really wonderful event, please contact secretary Rhonda on 0427 404 383 to discuss sponsorship packages.

Organisers are also looking for volunteers to assist at competition venues. Can you spare half a day? They’d love to hear from you.

And, let’s not forget the reason for the eisteddfod – the competitors.

Do you sing or enjoy all forms of dramatic performance? Perhaps you play the piano, or one of the string, woodwind or brass instruments. Does your performance joy come through dance? School teachers – do your students get a buzz from performing as a group, be it choir, band, choral speaking, dance or dramatic performances?

The Lismore Eisteddfod is a really great opportunity to step out onto a stage and showcase your talent. Performing gives you the opportunity to watch and learn from your peer group. You also have your work appraised by highly qualified adjudicators, which amounts to receiving lessons from another teacher.

Information on how to enter, and the competition schedules, are available on the website at lismoreeisteddfod.com.au, or for further information call the secretary on 0427 404 383.

Entries for this year’s eisteddfod close on 30 June.

2024 Lismore Eisteddfod key dates are: Schools Week: 26-30 August; Speech and Drama: 30-31 August; Vocal and Instrumental: 8-11 October and 14-15 October (if required); Dance Troupes: Seniors, 6 October (Sunday) and Juniors, 27 October (Sunday); Dance Solos, Dance Duos: 22-25 October and 28-31 October. For more information, visit lismoreeisteddfod.com.au.

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