Canungra, 30 September 2023

Canungra School of Arts Hall, QLD, Wangerriburra Country

Canungra School of Arts Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wangerriburra People.

Built in 1956, this humble hall has been providing a space for dance, music, community and creativity in all shapes and sizes for over 7 decades. The dance floor is crafted of local Crows Ash timber milled from 3 trees in nearby Pine Creek and Lamington. Opening night on July 7th 1956 saw tickets to a ball selling for 10 shillings. 2 local dance orchestras played alternatively through the night to ensure non-stop dancing. During supper, the local caretaker swept the hall with volunteers and laid a sprinkling of fresh ‘pops’ (like sawdust) to ensure the dance floor surface was a fast as possible.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Canungra on Saturday, 30 September 2023 with Monique Clare and Shane Pendergast.

Opening the show will be local act Annabelle Johnson!

An emerging singer/songwriter from the Scenic Rim, Annabelle Johnson may only be 17, but she will mesmerise you with her beautiful vocals and sweet lyrics. While studying for her year 12 exams and working as a music teacher this year, Annabelle has been writing songs for her debut EP, planning her first solo show and she has been named as one of only eight junior finalists in the Ekka Country Music Showdown for 2023. Annabelle hopes to study songwriting and popular music next year at university.

Dinner including sliders and chicken wings (vegan, gluten free options) will be available at the Hall from 6.00pm.
Bar Service will be available at the Hall from 6.00pm with complimentary tea and coffee.
Catered by Canungra Mens Shed.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $20
Concession Admission (Pensioners, Students, Health Care Card) – $15
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – Free
Online tickets are now sold out.
Please purchase from Rathdowney Information Centre, Mon-Fri 9am-30pm, ph (07) 5544 1222.

Doors Open 6.00pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Canungura School of Arts Hall will be hosting three workshops led by Shane and Monique. These are free to attend, but registration is essential. Please register before Saturday 20th September.

SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER – 10.30am to 12pm
Learn the basics of songwriting. Discuss ideas, rhyming schemes and melodic formation.
No experience necessary.
Participants can bring along their own instrument if desired, not mandatory.
Suits ages 9 and up.
Click here to register.

SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER – 12.30pm to 2pm
Learn about using chords and rhythmic techniques to accompany melodies, and open up a whole new world of string playing possibilities on cello, violin and viola.
Experience required.
Participants must bring along their own bowed string instrument. 
Suits ages 9 and up.
Click here to register.

SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER – 10.30am to 12pm
Enhance your guitar playing! A basic guitar workshop with introduction to different tunings, and Travis Guitar Picking, as well as rhythm and melodies.
Experience required.
Participants must bring along their own guitar.
Suits ages 9 and up.
Click here to register.

Canungra School of Arts Hall has accessible entry (ramp) and has accessible bathrooms.

This show is supported by Now Buildings.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD 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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