Trivia night for Eisteddfod

Share Canberra's trusted news:

LIKE far too many arts organisations in Canberra, the Australian National Eisteddfod Society faces challenges, especially around funding and volunteer recruitment.

New president Sylvia Tulloch
New president Sylvia Tulloch

Loyal supporters say it would be an enormous concern to the Canberra community if the society did not fully fulfil its essential function. Now those enthusiasts in the Bands & Orchestras Division of the  society are hosting a Trivia Night at the Lyneham High School Performing Arts Centre this Saturday to help raise funds for the running of this year’s Eisteddfod.

A new board elected last March, with Sylvia Tulloch, scientist, business woman, and arts philanthropist, as president, has brought renewed energy and determination to the society as it faces the future. Ms Tulloch has had a long association with the Society, including as a major sponsor of the Aria competition.

“In recent years”, Ms Tulloch says, “the society has not been in the position to stage some elements of its traditional competitions, including, particularly, the Aria competition.” But, she continued, “the society has been fortunate to recruit a noted Canberra singer, Fleur Millar, to convene a new nation wide Aria, which will be implemented at the 2015 Eisteddfod”.

The Australian National Eisteddfod was first held in Canberra in 1938. Over the past 76 years the organisation has grown to offer a wide variety of performing arts opportunities in Bands, Orchestras, Instrumental, Choirs, Singing, Piano, Speech and Drama. It actively fosters the growth of confidence and self-esteem in performers of all levels and ages, especially among children and young adults.

Eisteddfod Trivia Night, at Lyneham High School,  6.30 for 7pm, Saturday, May 3, $15per head Bookings essential to Jayne 0427 357 417.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleSt John Paul II College opens in Gungahlin
Next articleQuilty supports ‘Solder On’ with art donation
Helen Musa
“CityNews” arts editor

Leave a Reply