• Please take note of the deadlines for the various disciplines.

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  • Syllabus for 2024 posted from Nov 30 in catalogue form. Entries from Jan 14th

Purchase Eisteddfod to Stage - Book Nov - Jan

Ryde Eisteddfod
1988 to 2018Ryde Eisteddfod book cover

 Author:  Ann Howard   Published:  December 2019

Ann Howard, the popular author and historian, who was invited by the Ryde Eisteddfod Committee to write the book, is gratified by its initial enthusiastic reception.  She says: it was a tremendous challenge to represent 30 years and thousands of entrants in different disciplines in one book, without archives. I became a detective, tracking people down all over the world. What emerged from over 250 interviews, was that the Eisteddfod was a special part of each career path. Ryde residents can be justly proud that such as significant number of world class figures in the arts recognise the importance of experiencing the stage and audience, their peers and the adjudicator’s comments from the age of 5.  

  • Over 1,000 hours of author input
  • 9 rewrites
  • 122 photos
  • 217 pages

Copies of the book may be picked up (by arrangement) or posted

SIGNED COPIES:   If anyone would like to have their copy signed by Ann Howard, she would be very happy for them to visit her on Dangar Island (just a short ferry trip from Brooklyn wharf).  Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



How to Purchase

1. Purchase the Book - paypal or credit card. 

(Please also purchase postage below if you do not wish to pick it up).  

PICKED UP copies will be available at the Ryde Council Customer Service Centre - below the library at TOP RYDE SHOPPING CENTRE. 

Please show them your confirmed paypal notice of payment.

eisteddfodtostageBookxxx1 | 35 AUD


2. Postage for Book postage - 1 or 2 books

postagexxx1 | 12.5 AUD





Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to request bank details for making  the purchase.  

Remember to include postage  ($12.50 for 1 or 2 books) in the payment