Music, Speech & Drama: 18-20 Nov 2021, Dance: 5-6 Feb 2022

Committee Members

(and their email links)

Director: Michael Johnson
General Administrator: Lisa Jacobs
   or phone 07979 542042    (9am‑6pm, Mon‑Sat)
Entries Manager: Greta Price
Dance Manager: Kathy Goodspeed
Pre-adjudicated Entries Manager: Claire Magill
Treasurer: Lesley Thomas
Operations Manager: Felicity Cooper
Trophies Manager: Yzanne Martin Hallett
Business & Friends Manager: Alice Cleland
Business & Marketing: Alan Martin
Safeguarding Manager: Fiona Johnson
Webmaster: Conor Maxwell
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!!

Adjudicators’ Clerks

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.

Door Stewards

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.

Room Hosts

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 2021, the Eisteddfod will offer the following one year benefit package:

  • An A5 full page advert inside the 2021 DE Syllabus, published in May.
  • An A5 full page advert inside the 2021 DE Programme, published in November.
  • Advert reproduced on the Eisteddfod web-site.
  • Four seat reservations and programmes for the evening Festival Concert on Saturday, 4th December 2020 at 7pm.
  • Invitations for four company guests to attend the Reception in the Devizes Town Hall on Saturday, 4th December.
  • 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  Concert on Saturday, 4th December at 7pm
  • Two invitations to the concert reception on 4th December

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.

Devizes Town Council

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 our other venues – St John’s Church and Sheep Street Baptist Church – for their support, without which the event would be unable to run.

Corporate Members

Stone King

Dates for Supporters

May 2021

Publication of the 2021 Eisteddfod Syllabus

Early November  2021

Publication of the Eisteddfod Programme

Sat 13th Nov, 10-11 am

Eisteddfod Stewards Briefing
in St John’s Parish Rooms

Thu 18th, Fri 19th,
  Sat 20th Nov 2021

Devizes Eisteddfod

Saturday 4th Dec 2021

Eisteddfod Festival Concert and Reception

Sat-Sun 5-6th Feb 2022

Dance Festival