Eisteddfod Update – 05/06/2020
It is with tremendous sadness and regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the Dance Eisteddfod for 2020.
This was an agonising decision for the Eisteddfod Committee to make and there were a number of contributing factors. Primarily, with the Covid-19 pandemic situation there remains no certainty that our Eisteddfod venue will be available for our anticipated August dates, or indeed for alternate dates as late as October. Further and very importantly, the planning and running of an event of this magnitude in the current environment and the necessity to legally conform with a large range of government regulations as a result of the pandemic have meant that these challenges have been too complex to overcome.
In addition we have received advice from a number of dance teachers from our local dance studios that because of the significantly lessened participation of their students over the past few months that there is a likelihood of reduced readiness and preparedness both on a physical and mental level for an August competition. As we promised at the beginning of the pandemic, we will be refunding all competitors who have paid entry fees (less fees) for the 2020 Dance Eisteddfod. The Coffs Harbour Dance Eisteddfod Committee are currently working on some other novel options for 2020 and we will advise all of you accordingly in due course.
Eisteddfod Update – 25/03/2020
As of midday, 23rd March 2020 the Australian Government has implemented more stringent measures to help protect our citizens.
This see’s the temporary closure of all entertainment venues.
As a result, The Jetty Memorial Theatre, will be closed until further notice.
The committee has worked tirelessly with all contractors involved, and has been able to secure new dates, in order to give us the best possible chance, to still run our amazing event.
Our new event dates are as follows….
Dance: 7th – 15th August
Solo’s, Duo’s/Trio’s, Own Choreography & Championships.
Vocal: 18th -21st August
Solo’s & Duo’s
Both held at our Jetty Memorial Theatre.
Entries are now open and extended to the 31st of May 2020
Many thanks once again, for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.
David Metcalf President & Commitee
Coffs Harbour & District Eisteddfod Society
Planning for the 48th Annual Eisteddfod in 2020
If you would like to help us continue to provide these wonderful opportunities to our local Performing Arts students please come along to one of our meetings or contact us at:
email@example.com or to your relevant section organiser.
Thankyou to our 2020 Sponsor RJK Optometry for their continued support to our Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod
Epidemic/Pandemic Policy – Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod Society Inc