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Shoalhaven Eisteddfod in the Media

Eisteddfod called off for second year


4 February 2021

This year’s Shoalhaven Eisteddfod is the latest event to be cancelled due to the ongoing covid risk.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod announces its plans for 2021

South Coast Register

3 December 2020

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod organisers have just made an exciting announcement in regards to a possible event in 2021.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod and other events cancelled or postponed

South Coast Register

25 March 2020

Sadly more important community events have been hit by the current health situation and have either been cancelled or postponed. The City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod, arguably one of the region's biggest creative arts events won't be held this year.

2020 Shoalhaven Eisteddfod entries now open

South Coast Register

10 February 2020

Last year, two members of the community proved that you're never too old to take part in the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Sunset Soiree set to be a celebration of food, wine and Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

22 October 2019

The Sunset Soiree planned by the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Committee is already proving very popular. 

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Committee is set to host its Sunset Soiree fundraiser in November.

South Coast Register

23 September 2019

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Committee is set to host its Sunset Soiree fundraiser in November.

Golden oldies: Max, 90, and Peter, 85, take out honour of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod's oldest competitors

South Coast Register

19 June 2019

They may have been older than most of their competitors by a good six decades, but that didn't stop Max Croot and Peter Williams from making their eisteddfod debut this year.

Speech and drama performers shine at Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

11 June 2019

The speech and drama sections of the 2019 City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod were hotly contested, with Sydney adjudicator, Aimee Davies commenting on the fine performances and high level of talent on display. 

School of Arts Eisteddfod performance

South Coast Register

30 May 2019

Shoalhaven residents will be swept off their feet at a concert set to showcase talented musicians aged from 12 to 90 years old.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod starts on a beautiful and artistic note

South Coast Register

22 May 2019

Beautiful, artistic and impressive are some of the words to describe the start of this year's Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod committee's new president takes the reins

South Coast Register

13 May 2019

Rae Harris is set to take the reins of this year's City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod 2019 ready to shine

South Coast Register

29 April 2019

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod is ready to roll in May and June. This year's program, available at, promises another year of high quality performance by young people of the Shoalhaven region and beyond.

Curtains set to open on 2019 Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

29 October 2018

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod ready to roll in 2019.

Stars of the Eisteddfod on Saturday June 23

South Coast Register

14 June 2018

The Stars of the Eisteddfod are set to shine once more on the stage of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday June 23 from 2pm.

Final days for Shoalhaven Eisteddfod entries

South Coast Register

27 February 2018

Entries for all section of the 2018 City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod will close tomorrow, Thursday, March 1. 

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod asks council to double its donation

South Coast Register

16 February 2018

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod committee wrote to Shoalhaven Council late last year to ask for $13,000 instead of the usual donation of $6800.

Anne Sudmalis speech to Parliament

Anne Sudmalis

20 June 2017

Last Saturday was the 33rd annual City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Stars of the Eisteddfod performance. The talent and creativity of our local residents was terrific. I am so proud of our volunteers, helpers andorganisers and, most of all, one particular individual....

Eisteddfod stars

South Coast Register

17 June 2017

Some of the region’s most talented performers, young and old, dazzled a packed house at the Stars of the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod event at the entertainment centre on Saturday. Vocalists, musicians, and actors took to the stage.

'Stars of the Eisteddfod' ready to impress

South Coast Register

9 June 2017

The ‘Stars of the Eisteddfod’ are set to shine on stage on Saturday, June 17.

Songs sound out 33rd Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

25 May 2017

Sweet sounds rang out at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre recently.  The school’s choir section was held on Thursday, May 25. School from across the Shoalhaven took part in the 33rd annual event. 

Dance results from Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

23 May 2017

The lights have shone on the 33rd Shoalhaven Eisteddfod. The action kicked off on Friday, May 19, with the Nowra School of Arts packed with talented dancers from across the region. 

Shoalhaven FnB talk to George Windsor about the 2017 Eisteddfod

Shoalhaven FnB

22 May 2017

This morning FnB spoke to George Windsor about this year’s program and some of the participants that have gone on to bigger and better things

Lights, camera, action: Shoalhaven Eisteddfod ready to roll

South Coast Register

2 May 2017

The program is out, the lighting crew is in and the curtains are ready to be opened – it’s almost time for the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod. The 33rd annual City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod will kick off on Friday, May 19 and will run until Saturday, June 17. 


Patrick recites Paterson for top marks at Trinity

South Coast Register

5 January 2017

North Nowra’s Patrick Guilfoyle has notched up a top mark in level 5 drama and speech at London’s Trinity College – a rare achievement for a student of his age.


Get in tune with Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

10 December 2016

The launch of the 2017 syllabus for the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod gives the performers the chance to prepare their pieces well before they hit the stage.

City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod celebrates long-term supporter

South Coast Register

17 October 2016

Committee members of the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Inc recently gathered at the Bomaderry home of Doris Barnfield to present her with Life Membership of the Eisteddfod.

Nowra School of Arts receives $10,000 boost for new risers

South Coast Register

10 October 2016

The Nowra School of Arts have been raised up thanks to a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government

The donation was presented by Kiama MP Gareth Ward on Thursday, October 6.


Harrison Graham wins Shoalhaven Eisteddfod patrons’ award

South Coast Register

26 August 2016

Harrison Graham is a talented trumpeter with a bright future. This year Harrison took the the Patrons’ Award for brass and woodwind.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod set to feature Stars of the Eisteddfod performance

South Coast Register

20 June 2016

The Stars of the Eisteddfod Concert of the 32nd Annual City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod will be held this Saturday June, 25. The programme features some of the very best performances by schools and individual artists in Dance, Vocal, Instrumental and Speech and Drama sections during the very successful 2016 Eisteddfod.


Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Song in Costume, Jazz Open, and Sacred Aria

South Coast Register

31 May 2016

The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Song in Costume, Jazz Open and Sacred Aria was hotly contested at Nowra School of Arts on Saturday night.

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod School Choral photos & results

South Coast Register

27 May 2016

The School Age Choral Sections of the 2016 Shoalhaven Eisteddfod were held on Thursday. Students from 25 primary and high schools across the Shoalhaven competed in the various events throughout the day at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.


Ulladulla Primary School wins Eisteddfod

Milton Ulladulla Times

24 May 2016

Ulladulla Public School’s Primary Dance Troupe took first place at the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod for the third year running. The troupe were once again awarded the Infants and Primary Dance Title in a field of 11 competing troupes from seven Shoalhaven primary schools

Shoalhaven stars to put on a show

South Coast Register

16 May 2016

From dance to vocal, instrumental, speech and drama and numerous school competitions, the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod has something for everyone.


Entries being taken for the 32nd City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

10 February 2016

Entries are now being received for the 32nd City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod with a special focus on school events.


Ticket price a sweet note

South Coast Register

11 June 2015

Some of the country’s finest pianists will perform at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in the final round of the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod piano championship. The musicians will be competing for $4600 in prize money. Shoalhaven Eisteddfod president George Windsor said for people to come and hear such prestigious pianists for a ticket price of $5 was unheard of.


Roll Up Roll Up For The Best New Talent In The Shoalhaven


9 June 2015

The Eisteddfod is entering its final stages as the region's aspiring youngsters impress the judges with their vocal abilities, dance technique and acting skills. Thousands of young people have taken part in the huge programme which has been running since late last month. If you missed your favourite acts in the judging make sure you catch them when the Eisteddfod Stars concert premieres at the Entertainment Centre on June 20th.

Mountains Vocalist Achieves Success at Prestigious Eisteddfod

Blue Mountains News

2 June 2015

Australian School of Vocal Performance student, baritone Matthew Avery, enjoyed enormous success recently as a competitor in the prestigious Shoalhaven Eisteddfod in Nowra.

Ulladulla Primary two time dance champions

Ulladulla Times

2 June 2015

Ulladulla Public School’s 2015 dance troupe has taken out first place for the second year in a row at the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Her eyes on the prize, Andrea tickles the ivories

South Coast Register

17 February 2015

Bomaderry’s Andrea Charalambous has dedicated many hours of practice to her piano with the hope of bringing home more first place prizes at this year’s Shoalhaven Eisteddfod, which kicks off in May.

Milton wins special award

Milton Ulladulla Times

1 July 2014

Not only were Milton Public School students outstanding performers at the Stars of the Eisteddfod, they were awarded the Schools Encouragement Award which recognises the school’s commitment to the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod for more than 16 years and acknowledges the school’s outstanding performing arts program together with the enthusiasm and professional skills of all teachers.

Gallery: Stars of the Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

22 June 2014

View the gallery of photos from the Shoahaven Eisteddfod 2014 "Stars of the Eisteddfod" concert held Saturday 21 June at the Shoal;haven Entertaiment Centre

Suzie Livermore adds to her string of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod successes

South Coast Register

11 June 2014

At just 10 years of age, Suzie Livermore is a shining example of what the City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod is all about.


Eleanor Eade's life was dedicated to music

Canberra Times

17 May 2014

Remebering Eleanor Eade who was a patron and sponsor of the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.

Eisteddfod celebrates 30 years

South Coast Register

21 May, 2014

"The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod is celebrating 30 years of music and will again showcase local talent from Wednesday.  The festival grew from a one-day event to the four-week extravaganza it is today and now stages 150 competitive sections."

Choirs strike a chord with community

South Coast Register

1 November 2013

Choirs have become a popular pastime in recent years with local groups with a collective interest in singing springing up.

Plea to save the Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

27 February, 2013

"As preparations for this year’s Shoalhaven City Eisteddfod get under way the president has called for members of the community to help save the 29-year-old event from folding."

A voice like velvet

Milton Ulladulla Times

5 September, 2012

"After multiple wins in both the Shoalhaven and Cowra Eisteddfods, Bronwyn Douglass will perform in six categories at the Australian National Eisteddfod in Canberra this month."

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod

South Coast Register

21 August 2012

Media Gallery, Eisteddfod 2012

Nowra East choir raises a ‘Wow’ from the judge

South Coast Register

8 August, 2012

"The first word from the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod judge that followed Nowra East Public School’s choral performance last week said it all.“Wow” was how choral adjudicator and former Australian Opera member David Foley began his appraisal of the school’s first entry in the section."

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