A call for Halls - The Festival of Community Halls a celebration of our 50th Anniversary
  • Tuesday 20 June 2017
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Small halls across the Sunshine Coast will be lighting up as part of the Festival of Community Halls to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast.

Throughout August and September, more than 18 halls will host a series of events and activities unique to each of their communities.

The festival will also highlight the important role community halls have played in creating the social fabric of our region.

Mayor Mark Jamieson encouraged local hall organisations to consider joining the Festival of Community Halls.

“This will be a fantastic festival which celebrates the important role that community halls have in connecting our communities,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“We’d like to invite any community halls not already involved in the festival to consider putting on an event or activity which showcases their hall and community.

Having received commemorative funding to undertake the project, Gheerulla Hall president Mary Ann Law initiated the Festival of Community Halls.

“With halls in our communities having such historical significance, we have the opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the people and places that have shaped and defined the Sunshine Coast,” she said.

“Small halls have been integral to community life for over a century and communities today can learn of the importance of this type of activity to our wellbeing and social development as a community.”

Festival of Community Hall events already confirmed include fairs, morning teas, old time dances, art exhibitions, historical walks, a rockabilly night, films and cabaret.

Events and activities as part of the Festival of Community Halls are designed to showcase the diversity of our communities and the relevance of a communal space in contemporary society.

Visit www.sunshinecoastcommunityhalls.com for information on the festival or follow them on Facebook.

Any inquiries to have your hall included in the festival call 0428 193 156

Festival of Community Halls, Sunshine Coast

August

Time

Hall

Event

4

Friday

Mooloolah

50 Years of Mooloolah Memories

5

Saturday

Obi Obi

Historical show and Rockabilly dance

Mapleton

Retro market

Belli

Retro Old Time Country Dance

11

Friday

Peachester

“Inigo Jones and the Deluge” Movie, Meal & Memorabilia

12

Saturday

7-12pm

Montville

“50 years of change” From Farm to Cafe

TBC Kenilworth

Rodeo Show Ball

19

Saturday

3-5pm

Landsborough

“High Tea with a Twist”

Eudlo

Cabaret

Gheerulla

"Dancin' the Night Away" with The Strangest Dreamers

Palmwoods

The Picture Show

20

Sunday

Cooloolabin

"Footsteps of History" walk and lunch

26

Saturday

11-4.30pm

Kureelpa

Kureelpa Tramstop Festival

September

2

Saturday

Glasshouse

Spring Ball

9

Saturday

Verrierdale

Full Moon Dance

16

Saturday

Eumundi School of Arts

Eumundi Rocks around the clock - Little Patti