The School of Arts Hall at Burren Junction has a wonderful history of tea dances, flower shows, school performances, concerts, and fundraisers. It has even provided a special venue for weddings. Sadly, the hall fell into disrepair about five years ago, but this tiny community refused to let it die. They banded together and began fundraising and applying for grants. Needless to say, with the determination characteristic of isolated towns throughout Australia, and with the support of the local Walgett Shire, the hall was restored to its former glory. Four years later the entire community met at the hall to re-open it and re-dedicate the newly installed War Memorial in its grounds. Since then the hall has been used by many community groups, and forms the backbone of this small rural village.
The Burren Junction School of Arts Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Gamilaroi people.
The show will open with local acoustic duo Nate Scholes.
Made up of good friends William Scholes & Wink Fleming. Nate Scholes originated in 2017 at Robb College, UNE, Armidale. Since then Nate Scholes have released an EP titled “feels like ages” in 2019 and were selected in the top ten Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking competition, going on to win the “People’s Choice Award” in 2020.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Burren Junction on Friday, 30 April 2021 with Bobby Alu and This Way North.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase
Tickets available online here
Please note, this event is operating in accordance with the New South Wales COVID Safe rules. Numbers will be strictly limited.
You must not attend the event if you have COVID-19 symptoms – if you become unwell after purchasing a ticket please be reassured it can be refunded in full if you need to go and get tested. If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or fell unwell, please protect your community and stay home.
It is a condition of entry that physical distancing be observed.
Festival of Small Halls Burren Junction is proudly funded by NSW Government Restart Program, delivered by Outback Arts.