Gladstone Eisteddfod competitor Tia Qizilbash at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre preparing for her time on stage.
Gladstone Eisteddfod competitor Tia Qizilbash at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre preparing for her time on stage. Brenda Strong

Tia's dreams of the stage

TWELVE-year-old Tia Qizilbash is a lover of the arts and in particular speech and drama.

Having studied drama for the last five years she was really looking forward to competing in this year’s eisteddfod.

Tia said performing allowed her to gain more confidence.

“I wanted to build on my confidence and to be able to express myself through acting,” she said.

Tia said the highlight of the eisteddfod was to be able to stand in front of a large crowd and perform.

“I have been performing in school plays and musicals and I think I would like to be an actor when I grow up.”

Tia said she thought it would be great to be in movies, but if things didn’t work out she would like to pursue a career as a lawyer or perhaps a vet.

The dance section of the eisteddfod will begin on Sunday (September 19) and run through until the following Friday.

Make sure you don’t miss a moment of the talent on offer in the 40th edition of the Gladstone Eisteddfod.



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