GOOD WORDS: Celeste and Lydia Quinn took part in the Poetry in Pairs section of the Silkstone Eisteddfod.
GOOD WORDS: Celeste and Lydia Quinn took part in the Poetry in Pairs section of the Silkstone Eisteddfod. Rob Williams

Eisteddfod performers bring poetry to life

POETRY recitation was centre stage at the Silkstone Eisteddfod yesterday.

Young poetry lovers aged 10 and under took the stage of the Glebe Rd Uniting Church Hall for the Poetry in Pairs section of the eisteddfod.

The competitors recited poems by a range of writers on subjects including new babies, clowns, growing up and a snoring grandmother.

Celeste and Lydia Quinn were the latest in a long line of family members to take part in the Silkstone Eisteddfod, their mother and grandmother both having competed.

Their section was followed by choral speaking, in which entire choirs of students performed selected poems.

The Choral Speaking section featured large school choirs including Ipswich Central with more than 80 members.

Yesterday was the final day of the Speech and Drama section.

The eisteddfod will continue on Saturday when the Vocal section begins.

Keep reading the Queensland Times for more coverage of the Silkstone Eisteddfod.



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