21 - 23 June 2021

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.

Online

The Eisteddfod has been reinvented in 2021 as an exciting hybrid event that takes place at Bishops and online for the world to take part!

Due to the pandemic we are unfortunately not able to invite audience members to Bishops but performances will be uploaded live on this website for viewing.

Browse to a category or individual to view the performances once they take place.