|Boasting seven weekends of fun filled entertainment, the Festival of Community Halls kicks off this weekend with six classic events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. Organisers are asking communities to “tune into a hall near you”, or find yourself taking a country drive to explore some of the great places in our region. This weekend you can join Mooloolah, Mapleton, Obi Obi, Belli and Eudlo Community Halls as they feature events inspired by memories of living on the Sunshine Coast.
August 4 and 5 celebrates the 50 years of Mooloolah Memories exhibition from 9-4pm, followed on August 5 by Retro Fantastic, a suitcase rummage with vintage cars, 60’s fashion parade, rock & roll dancing and old school activities at Mapleton, from 9-2pm. The day only gets bigger with bands Mzaza and and the gypsy sounds of Vardos, dancing up a storm in the evening from 7pm. You can travel down the range to Country Rocks the Obi Obi from 5pm, with the Col Finley and Chris Staff bands. Experience an Old Time Country Dance on beautiful Crows Ash floorboards, retro style at Belli from 7.30pm with music by the Sunshine Swing Band. Sunday has the classic muso’s session, tuning into the 60’s, at Eudlo, to close the weekend.
Whether you are interested in live music, dancing, markets, historic memorabilia or the ambience of an old hall, events for the festival are as diverse, as they are widespread. Throughout August and September join twenty halls celebrate their events and highlight the important role halls have played in creating the social fabric of our region, and can continue to do so. Perhaps we can all ask ourselves, “When was the last time I attended my community hall?”. This project has been proudly supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s 50th Anniversary Fund. For full event details go to www.sunshinecoastcommunityhalls.com or follow them on Facebook.
Below is the link to let you download a printable publicity brochure:
It is a small, attractive leaflet that gives a quick idea of what the festival is about, with a short (partial) list of events.
Lesa Bell | email@example.com | 0428 193 156
Hinterland Halls unite to celebrate 50th anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast is officially commemorated on August 1, and small halls scattered across the Sunshine Coast, will be lighting up the hills to celebrate with a Festival of Community Halls. Throughout August, over eighteen halls will host a series of events and activities unique to each of their communities. The festival also highlights the important role halls have played in creating the social fabric of our region, and will continue to do so.
The Sunshine Coast Council plans to celebrate our identity, engage our community and showcase our history and future on the Sunshine Coast. Having received commemorative funding to undertake the project, Gheerulla Hall president, Mary Ann Law initiated the project, “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. 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 well being and social development as a community.”
Hall activities includes everything from fairs to morning teas, old time dances, art exhibitions, historical walks, a rockabilly night, films and cabaret, all reminding us of the beauty of our region, the diversity of our communities and the relevance of a communal space in contemporary society. It raises the question, “When was the last time I attended my community hall? Do I know what happens in my local hall?”
A website is being developed to not only highlight the month long celebrations, but to provide updated information on the activities held in over 28 local halls throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Go to http://sunshinecoastcommunityhalls.com for information on the festival and follow them on Facebook.
Any enquiries or interest in getting your hall involved can be made on 0428 193 156
We now have a facebook page for those who like it. You can find it via the large “Facebook” button on the main navigation menu near the top of the page or the two small “f” icons, one at the very top of the page, another that is always visible on the right edge of the page.
For your convenience it is also here:
Sunshine Coast Community Halls facebook page
Festival events timetable 2017
There will be many events in this festival. The list is still growing:
|25||Tuesday||10 – 11am||Montville||Media Launch|
|4||Friday||9am – 4pm||Mooloolah||50 Years of Mooloolah Memories|
|5||Saturday||9am – 4pm||Mooloolah||50 Years of Mooloolah Memories|
|5pm||Obi Obi||Country Rocks the Obi|
|9am – 2pm||Mapleton||Retro Fantastic|
|7pm||Mapleton||Live Music Locally|
|7:30pm||Belli||Retro Old Time Country Dance|
|6||Sunday||1 – 4pm||Eudlo||The Musos at Eudlo|
|11||Friday||6pm – 10:30pm||Peachester||“Inigo Jones and the Deluge” Movie, Meal & Memorabilia|
|12||Saturday||7am – 12pm||Montville||From Farm to Café|
|7pm||Kenilworth||Kenilworth Show & Rodeo Princess Ball|
|19||Saturday||3 – 5pm||Landsborough||“High Tea with a Twist”|
|7pm||Gheerulla||“Dancin’ the Night Away” with The Strangest Dreamers|
|5:30pm||Palmwoods||The Picture Show|
|8am – late||Imbil||Mary Valley Show Rodeo and Wood Chop|
|25||Friday||7:30pm||Eumundi||Movie: “A Perfect Day” Movie Night|
|26||Saturday||10am – 3pm||Kureelpa||Kureelpa Tramstop Festival|
|2 – 4pm||Eudlo||Dandyman and Ruby Rubberlegs|
|27||Sunday||2:30 – 6pm||Maleny||Noosa Orchestra Concert|
|9||Saturday||7pm||Verrierdale||Full Moon Dance|
|7:30pm||Belli||Retro Old Time Country Dance|
|10||Sunday||9am||Obi Obi||Motorcycle Show|
|3 – 5pm||Ridgewood||Music at the Hall|
|15||Friday||6:30pm||Valdora||Trivia Night with a touch of local history|
|16||Saturday||6pm||Eumundi||Eumundi Rocks around the Clock with Little Pattie|
|7 – 10pm||Maleny||Dangerous Song with Linsey Pollak|