Clarence Town is thought to be seventh oldest settlement in Australia, the town situated on the banks of the Williams River. The first white man to explore the region was Lieutenant Colonel Paterson on 25th July 1801. One of the first settlements along the Williams River was named “Erringhi” but by 1826 the area was named Clarence Town after the Duke of Clarence who in 1830 became King William IV of England. The first School of Arts was opened in 1879 but the current School of Arts building was built in 1914. The building boasts original tin walls and ceiling, timber floors and new chandeliers have been added to add to the charm of the Hall. The Hall is a source of a lot of entertainment for the Community, with gym/dance/exercise/tai chi/wellbeing classes held regularly. Many weddings, dances, fundraisers have been held at the Hall over the years.
Festival of Small Halls will roll into Clarence Town on Thursday , 30 January 2020 with Siobhan Miller (SCO and Jack Carty (AUS).
Festival of Small Halls Clarence Town will be supported by Dumbo’s Magic Feather. Although Steve and Al have known each other since high school, it was only after reuniting at a Clarence Town Over35’s soccer game they realised they shared a love of playing music. This led to many Sunday afternoon jams at a local vineyard and a seed was sown. Their aim is to share that love of music while supporting local charity organisations, such as Relay for Life, and contribute to the comunity. With two acoustic guitars, harmonica and vocals, they combine to bring a selection of covers and originals.
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start.
BBQ and drinks available for purchase from 5.30pm. Tea/coffee and cakes available at interval.
Tickets available online here.
Clarence Town School of Arts is located at 48 Grey ST, Clarence Town, 2321.