Dancers ready to compete
MOST of the strain is over and the nerves are settling as the majority of competitors have appeared on stage during the Gladstone Eisteddfod.
The eisteddfod will start again on September 19 for the dance section and performers are busy adding the final touches to their routines.
After months of rehearsals, and for some years of preparation, there will still be pre-performance nerves among many of the 3000 competitors to sing, dance, recite and play for audiences when the eisteddfod reconvenes.
Gladstone Eisteddfod Association publicity officer Marguerita Dobrinin said to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the event two former locals who had come through the Gladstone Eisteddfod ranks would adjudicate this year.
Association president Carmel Stanley said there were outstanding performances by the school choirs on August 30 in which there were seven schools represented and there were exciting events coming up in the next few days.
“There’s some really interesting things happening because there’s a real mixture,” Ms Stanley said.
To secure a seat to some of the best local talent around head down to the Gladstone Entertainment Centre the week after next and check out all Gladstone has to offer.