Balaklava

Eisteddfod

Society

Established in 1997

Balaklava, SA
30th, 31st July & 1st August 2021
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Due to restrictions regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, we regret to advise the following:

24th Balaklava Eisteddfod 2020

CANCELLED

Dates for the
2021 Balaklava Eisteddfod
Friday 30th July
Saturday 31st July
Sunday 1st August
2020 Notice of Cancellation
 

The Balaklava Eisteddfod

Three Days of Performing Arts
August 2nd - 4th 2019
Adelaide Plains Emu Awards 2008
Overall Winner & Community Event Winner
SA Great Awards 2008
Special Commendation for Community Groups

About the Balaklava Eisteddfod Society

Established in 1997 as a sub committee of Balaklava Community Arts Inc. the Balaklava community is well known for its encouragement and support of the performing arts. For more detailed historical information see the history page on the new Balaklava Community Arts Inc website

The Balaklava Eisteddfod Society endeavours to:

~ have sections for activities popular in the region
~ have sections for levels of attainment from beginners to advanced
~ be encouraging in spirit, within a supportive environment
~ be designed largely by local teachers and professionals
~ be inexpensive for participants and audiences
~ be reviewed & adjusted to ensure it continues to serve the best interests of the region.

The very first Balaklava Eisteddfod was held on 24th, 25th and 26th October in 1997. Since then, the Balaklava Eisteddfod has gone from strength to strength, with more sections added and more than six times the amount of entrants from that first year.

Just What Is an Eisteddfod?

EISTEDDFOD is an ancient Welsh word meaning a "sitting" but now used to describe gatherings of musicians, artists, poets, actors and crafts-people to compete, compare and learn from each other. 
Such gatherings occur in many countries - not the least being Australia which has over 100 registered Eisteddfods. Some are very large such as Ballarat & Sydney, offering rich prizes and great prestige. Many are members of AESA (Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.)
Most thrive where they are most valuable - in country areas that may otherwise miss out on opportunities for people of all ages to discover and nourish artistic talent and interest. 
Sir Robert Helpman from Mount Gambier, Keith Michell from Port Pirie, June Bronhill from Broken Hill and numerous others all trace the beginnings of their illustrious careers to local competitions. 

The Balaklava community is well known for its encouragement and support of the performing arts.
The Balaklava Eisteddfod Society endeavours to:
~ have sections for activities popular in the region
~ have sections for levels of attainment from beginners to advanced
~ be encouraging in spirit, within a supportive environment
~ be designed largely by local teachers and professionals
~ be inexpensive for participants and audiences
~ be reviewed & adjusted to ensure it continues to serve the best interests of the region.

Why Enter An Eisteddfod?

Whether you are a serious student or following a hobby, you will make better progress if you have something to work towards. The Eisteddfod could be your goal. If you are preparing for AMEB examinations or SACE Stage 1 or 2 Music, why not try out your pieces at an Eisteddfod? Use the Eisteddfod to gain confidence and to overcome “nerves” for interviews, public speaking or entertaining. Meet people with similar interests and goals. Use this opportunity to perform in public at your level of competence and in a supportive environment. Even if you are not participating, enjoy and learn from the experience of being in the audience.

Committee

Meet the faces behind the event.

Balaklava Eisteddfod Society is a member of AESA

 

(Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.)

 

Sponsors

2019 Major Sponsors
Balco Australia
 
Wakefield Regional Council
 
David Fyfe
 
Terri Hughes 
 
Natalie Laverick    
 
Manuel Family
 
The Plains Producer    
 
Gil and Margaret Wildman
 
Yelmah Holdings Pty Ltd
 
 
See Sponsorship page for information about sponsoring and advertising in our printed programme
 

CONTACT

Contact Details

PO Box 253

Balaklava SA 5461

info@balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au

General Enquiries: 0417 891 834

Sponsorship: 0438 826 142

PO Box 253

Balaklava SA 5461

info@balaklavaeisteddfod.org.au

General Enquiries:

0417 891 834

Sponsorship:

0438 826 142

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