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Locals link to arts festival

Monday, 16th August, 2010

* (Back) Ainsley Mercer (14) will be singing in the Eisteddfod. (Middle from left) Hannay Curtis (9) will be playing the recorder and Hamish Curtis (11) will be playing the violin. (Front from left) Tylah McNamara (8) will be dancing in the ballet section and Maggie Tavian (7) will be reciting poetry. * (Back) Ainsley Mercer (14) will be singing in the Eisteddfod. (Middle from left) Hannay Curtis (9) will be playing the recorder and Hamish Curtis (11) will be playing the violin. (Front from left) Tylah McNamara (8) will be dancing in the ballet section and Maggie Tavian (7) will be reciting poetry.

The 41st annual Eisteddfod is fast approaching and organisers are hoping last year's success can be repeated.


It will be run over several days, beginning on Saturday with dance and instrumental performances.
Vocal and choral performances wil be held on Sunday, with school choirs, piano performances and pop star finals next Monday.
On the following day instrumental and speech and drama performances will be presented and the event will conclude on Wednesday next week with verse speaking choirs, and speech and drama.
The Eisteddfod Society's publicity officer, Merrilyn Podnar, said it is an ideal place for talented locals to perform in front of an audience.
The adjudicators include Michelle Carr for dance, Dr Kevin Cameron for instrumental, vocal and piano, and Louise Borgo for speech and drama.
"There are approximately 533 entries," Ms Podnar said.
Seven infant choirs and eight primary choirs will perform along with 10 infant speaking choirs and 10 primary choirs.
In the instrumental section there are three school bands and seven ensembles and groups.
For Saturday's dance locals can expect to see jazz, hip hop, creative movement, tap dancing, national song and dance and classical performances.
Bands and orchestras from Broken Hill, Menindee and Mildura will also perform.
The event is being held at the Entertainment Centre. Tickets will be sold at the door for $4 a session. Programs cost $4 and are available at Broken Hill Music and the South Newsagency.


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