Broke, 24 January 2024

Broke Community Hall, NSW, Wonnarua Country

Broke Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wonnarua People.

If these walls could talk! The stories they could tell. There are tales of hard work, the toil of agriculture, the clop of the mighty horse long replaced by the whirr of machinery passing by. It has seen the faces of coal miners and the familiar smiles of the farmers passing through town with their cattle. These walls would tell you of a time spent amongst families and the joys of the many celebrations it has been a part of through generations.

You can hear the trill of the bingo caller on a Saturday night like it was only yesterday as the community came together in charity and support. The sparkle in a debutante’s eye, the love of a wedding, the cup of tea shared between a weary heart and a willing ear.

Through the seasons of turmoil, it has been the unwavering heartbeat that has bravely endured and held the community together. Through tragedy of flooding, in memorial when bereft of great losses, it has prevailed. It is more than its walls, and its name, it is far from small, it is big. It has been the keeper of stories for 126 years of service.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Broke on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 with Ryan Young and Alana Wilkinson.

Opening the show will be local act Soulful Steel! 

Jimmy Steel
Jimmy cut his teeth originally performing on the Bass, singing harmony vocals, with an occasional spot singing up front. Hailing from the Maitland District of NSW, he helped set the tone and groove of the bottom end for The Usual, Tragic Sanity, The Sords, Blind Shame, Amnesia, Loose Juice, Grandpas Guitars, Atomic, The Tourette’s & Gonzo just to name a few. Currently fronting pub rock 3WORDZ and performing solo acoustic around the vineyards and smaller intimate venues.

Shannon McIntyre
Shan’s soulful vocals are in the vein of Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and the likes. Shann previously fronted many of Jimmy’s previous groups including The Usual, The Tourette’s & Gonzo” and most recently heard as an integral part of the ” Dashville Progress Society”.

Broke Community Hall will be serving light meals and a bar from 5pm.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $30
Concession Admission (Health Care Card Holders, Pensioners, Students, Veterans) – $20
Click here to purchase tickets.

 Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Broke Community Hall has accessible entry (ramp on western side of the hall) and has accessible bathrooms.

This show is supported by Broke Residents Community Association. 

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved NSW Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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