The Devizes Eisteddfod is a five-day competitive festival of music, drama, speech, dance, writing, art and photography for people of all ages, who may enter individually or through a school or group.
It is held in a number of venues in Devizes, Wiltshire, England in November each year.
The Devizes Eisteddfod classes cover the following areas:
- Church Organ
- Woodwind (incl Recorder)
- Folk Music
- Musical Theatre
- Verse Speaking
- Art (2D and 3D)
The standard ranges from Beginner to Grade 8+ and the ages range from 5 to 18 years. There are also classes for adults, over 18.
The Syllabus, which contains all the details, will be out in mid-March.
Music, Speech, Drama cancelled
It is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the Music, Speech, Drama and Pre-adjudicated classes for this year's Eisteddfod in November. We came to the conclusion that, just at the time when we would be asking for entries and commitment in September, parents, teachers, performers and sponsors will all be coping with greater concerns about schooling and group safety. We felt it would be irresponsible and unwelcome to add to your concerns at that time.
We therefore announce that the 2020 Eisteddfod will be postponed until 18 to 20 November 2021.
The Showcase Concerts planned for 12 September (St.Peter's Church, Marlborough) and 10 October (Bishops Cannings Church) have also been cancelled.
However our Dance classes will still go ahead on their new dates of 6 and 7 February 2021.
Dance Festival Postponed
In view of the continued uncertainty about future events the Executive Committee of the Eisteddfod has taken the decision to postpone the 2020 Dance Festival until 6 and 7 February 2021, some ten weeks after the originally scheduled date. Entries will be taken on a first come first served basis until classes are full or until 5 January 2021.
Young Writers Event
The Eisteddfod is pleased to announce that, in association with Devizes Books, we are creating an event for Young Writers to write a short story now. The first 50 stories that we receive will each be given a £10 book voucher. See the Young Writers Event page for details.
Showcase Concerts Cancelled
We are sorry to announce that the Showcase Concerts scheduled for this year have now all been cancelled, due to the Coronavirus situation.