Gheerulla Hall and Recreation Centre
2184 Eumundi-Kenilworth Road, Gheerulla, QLD
Postal: 1 Moy Pocket Road, Gheerulla, QLD
phone: (07) 5472 3297 Heather Wagner
Gheerulla Hall is the old hall on the corner Eumundi-Kenilworth Road and Moy Pocket Road, seven kilometres from Kenilworth. It is in one of the most picturesque areas of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, just a kilometre from the Mary River with views to the Kenilworth Bluff.
The hall was built in 1907 by local farmers using local timber.After several extensions it still remains an authentic rural Queensland hall with raw timber walls and exposed iron roof. It has a charming rustic appeal.
In the past it was the centre of the Gheerulla Community for all social occasions.However, Gheerulla Hall like most of the other rural halls became less important when better roads were built and entertainment preferences changed. In 2016 its lack of use, lack of interest in its future and deteriorated state almost resulted in its permanent closure.
A new committee has set about repairing the hall and reviving the hall for community use. A number of functions have been held to bring local people together. Neighbours have met for the first time. The hall repair work is well underway.This is the start of a new era for the old hall.
Festival event: Saturday, 19th August, 7:30pm
“Dancin’ the Night Away” with The Strangest Dreamers
Cost: $20 including supper
Turn Back the Clock to the 60s.
Do you remember the Rock ‘n Roll dances of the 60s? Your chance to relive those days – of miniskirts, false eyelashes, bell-bottoms, flares, Mary Quant psychedelic dresses and Beatles music. The Gheerulla Hall, one of the iconic old halls in the Sunshine Coast, (once named the Farmer’s Assembly Hall), will be the venue for a 60’s style dance as part of the Sunshine Coast Festival of Community Halls, one of the events to celebrate the anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. The dance will be held on Saturday 19 August, from 7.00 pm at the Gheerulla Hall.
Music will be provided by the award winning 5 piece band, ‘The Strangest Dreamers” who have a huge repertoire of songs encompassing a broad range of musical genres, inspired by the music of early Jazz years, Swing Blues, Roots and Gospel,Country and Classic Music. The band has promised to entertain everyone with dance music from the 1960s. They say it will be Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue. The band has played at Woodford Folk Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Brisbane’s Southbank and many other venues.
If you don’t want to dance, just come along and enjoy the music. This is a night to have fun, relax, and enjoy yourself. Dressing 60s style is optional. Refreshments will be available. Tickets (only $20/person) can be purchased via www.trybooking.com/QZSC, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Join us in reminiscing about how good it was in the 1960s
The Strangest Dreamers will be playing there
The Strangest Dreamers (facebook page)
The award winning five piece band, named after the song “Last Night I had the Strangest Dream”, an affirmation of hope and peace. This is one of the best bands on the Sunshine Coast playing at Woodford Folk and Noosa Jazz Festivals, Brisbane’s Southbank and many other venues. Their repertoire of songs encompasses a broad range of musical genres, inspired by the music of early Jazz years, swing Blues, Roots and Gospel, Country and Classic Music.