20 - 22 June 2022

About the Eisteddfod

The Bishops Eisteddfod (culminating in the popular Interhouse Singing Competition) is the largest event on the annual calendar and the only one that involves every boy in the College. The success and value of the Eisteddfod lies in its diversity of activities, in its creative processes and in its ability to extract a sense of passion in boys; it is an event that requires from the boys motivation and negotiation, leadership skills and massive team effort.

History

First established in 1987 by Headmaster John Peake, the Bishops Eisteddfod aims at creating a cultural spirit, as well as challenge boys to ‘stand on the edge’ and get involved in things that they normally would not do.

All aspects of cultural life are put to the test – Speech, Performance, Visual Arts, Music and the ever-popular Inter-House Singing Competition, which has been in existence since 1971. Although the main focus is given to the performances on the Eisteddfod days, much preparation has taken place during the term and many preliminary rounds have tested the skills of all the students in the school.

When Eisteddfod arrives, spirits have reached fever pitch and the Houses compete over the two days, culminating in the Inter-House singing, after which various sectional owlets are awarded, with the winner being presented the Big Owl.

Welcome

We are excited to welcome back boys, parents, visitors and audiences to our 2022 Eisteddfod – in person!

We would like to thank our two Eisteddfod Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has come on board as a partner this year, enabling us to use their magnificent venue to hold our Inter-House Singing event. BDO has been a partner with the Bishops Eisteddfod for 6 years and continue to support this event – without their financial support a lot of what happens would not be possible.

We are all looking forward to the Eisteddfod days - a time of new friendships, discovery and performance pleasure, before a wonderful and well-deserved holiday.

See you all at the Eisteddfod

Best wishes
The Bishops Eisteddfod Team