(and their email links)
|General Administrator:||Lisa Jacobs|
|or phone 07979 542042 (9am – 6pm, Mon-Sat)|
|Entries Manager:||Greta Price|
|Operations Manager:||Felicity Cooper||Business & Friends Manager:||Alice Cleland|
|Dance Adviser:||Kathy Goodspeed|
|Awards & Assistant Entries Manager:||Helen Stonham|
|Safeguarding Manager:||Fiona Johnson|
|Exhibition Manager:||Kath Steggall|
|Executive Chairman:||Simon Jacobs|
Please come and join our friendly band of workers!
The Devizes Eisteddfod is a charity, run wholly by unpaid volunteers. Each year we rely on the support of a team of people who give us a day of their time to help run this great event.
We need approximately 40 stewards and each one is given a bottle of wine and
an invitation to the pre-concert drinks as a thank you.
You can do a morning or afternoon session, or all day if you can spare the time. Full instructions will be given.
Please contact us for more details should you require, or simply email Felicity Cooper (see Committee Members above) before 1st October who will be happy to give you any information you may need.
Please help us if you can – it will be much appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you!!
This year there will be two briefing meetings for stewards. It is essential that all volunteers attend at least one of these so that they know what they are doing on the day.
Stewards Briefing Meetings in St John’s Parish Rooms:
10am Saturday 11th November 2017
Adjudicators’ Clerks are responsible for the paperwork for their classes. They hand the relevant forms to the Adjudicators and then on to the Door Steward for collection by the runner. They also ensure that the classes run to time and advise the Adjudicators if they are behind.
Our Door Stewards man the entrance doors to the venues and make sure you are not interrupted when performing. They are there to help answer questions and help the adjudicators with any problems.
The room host introduces classes and the adjudicator, gives out general announcements about no phones or cameras, details of emergency exits. He/she also informs competitors about leaving copies of their items on the adjudicator’s table before classes begin, announcing the adjudicator’s speech at the end of each class and reminding competitors to collect their copies, certificates and comments sheets from the adjudicator’s clerk as the class finishes. They would also make sure the Adjudicator and Clerk have tea/coffee etc. and be the point of contact for entrants.
Our runners arguably work the hardest! They go from venue to venue on a continuous circuit collecting adjudication sheets from the door stewards and returning them to the central office at the Town Hall for processing. They also act as vital messengers – they are the ears and eyes for those in charge of the event, reporting back on any problems so that they can be solved quickly.
Become a Corporate Member
The Eisteddfod welcomes the support from prominent local companies and private individuals wishing to become Corporate Members of the festival.
The Eisteddfod receives no on-going public funding and relies totally for its income on entry fees and to the generosity of enlightened local businesses and individuals.
In return for a fee of £250 (inclusive), invoiced in September 2017, the Eisteddfod will offer the following one year benefit package:
- An A5 full page advert inside the 2017 DE Programme, published in October.
- An A5 full page advert inside the 2017 DE Syllabus, published in May next year.
- Advert reproduced on the Eisteddfod web-site.
- Four seat reservations and programmes for the evening Festival Concert on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 6pm.
- Invitations for four company guests to attend the Reception in the Devizes Town Hall on Saturday, 25 November at 5.30pm.
- Mentions of corporate membership in the on-going DE media information programme.
- Other benefits to be mutually acceptable to both parties.
Organisations and individuals interested in becoming a Corporate Member should contact the Director, Michael Johnson
Friends of the Eisteddfod
Become a friend of the Eisteddfod :
If you care about the future of the Eisteddfod why not become a FRIEND of the festival ?
For an annual payment of £15 (Couple £25) FRIENDS receive the following benefits:
- Free copy of the annual Eisteddfod Programme mailed to you in early November
- Your name listed in the Eisteddfod Programme (optional)
- Two reserved seats for the evening Festival Prizewinner’s Concert on Saturday, 25 November at 6pm
- Two invitations to the pre-concert reception on 25 November at 5.30pm
The Eisteddfod receives no public funding and relies entirely on the support it receives from its sponsor, corporate members, advertisers and friends.
Do help us to continue to develop this wonderful event!
To become a Friend of the Eisteddfod please download, print and complete the Friends Form here.
The Committee of the Devizes Eisteddfod would like to thank Devizes Town Council for allowing us the use of the Town Hall facilities free of charge. We are hugely grateful to them as this venue is the hub of the event and a wonderful space for our young entrants to perform in.
We also thank all our other venues – St John’s Church, St Andrew’s Church and Sheep Street Baptist Church – for their continuing support, without which the event would be unable to run.
Dates for Supporters
Publication of the 2017 Eisteddfod Syllabus
Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017
Publication of the Eisteddfod Programme
Saturday, 11 Nov at 10 am
Eisteddfod Stewards Briefing
in St John’s Parish Rooms
Friday 17, Sat 18, Sun 19 Nov
Saturday 25 Nov
Eisteddfod Reception and Festival Concert