Dunrobin, 17 March 2022

Dunrobin Public Hall, VIC, Gunditjmara Country

Dunrobin Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gunditjmara People.

Built for 260 pounds in 1914 in the picturesque pastoral settlement of Dunrobin in south-western Victoria, the Dunrobin Public Hall was built as a meeting place for residents and started life as the Dunrobin Mechanic’s Hall.

The build required some community fundraising, a challenge accepted by some of the ladies of Dunrobin who held a fete in order to supplement the Hall Building Fund, which was followed soon after by a social and dance to raise money for a piano.

In those early years the hall played host to a wide range of events including lectures on farm management and forums on drought to ‘plain and fancy dress’ balls.

More than a century later, the hall is still the hub of community activities, opening its doors to residents of the Glenelg Shire old and new, and always with a smile.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Dunrobin on Thursday, 17 March 2022 with Jack Carty and Charm of Finches.

Opening the show will be local act Students from Robyn’s Music School!

Sarah Crowle, age 13 from Dunrobin has been involved with performing arts since the age of 3. She has played music with Robyn Rhodes Music School for the last 7 years. At the Hamilton and Alexandra College she is taking advantage of their singing and drama programs. Sarah dances regularly with the Hamilton Dance Company and last year performed at Hamilton Botanical Gardens as Portly in the Wind in the Willows with the Australian Shakespeare Company. Her love of music comes from years of dance, piano, guitar, singing and watching musicals.

Hannah is in Year 12 and studying a school based apprenticeship in Individual Care through Edgarley Aged Care. Her interests include taxidermy and competitive skeet shooting at the National level. Music is Hannah’s creative outlet and she has been studying with Robyn’s Music School since 2015.

A BBQ will be available at the Hall from 6pm as well as sweet & savoury share platters. BYO alcohol, some soft drinks & water available. Tea & coffee also available.

There will also be a wood raffle at the show (full trailer load delivered)with tickets for $1 each. Drawn during interval.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $20
Child Admission (Aged 16 and Under) – $10
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Casterton Foodworks.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Dunrobin Public Hall has accessible entry (wheelchair access through the kitchen) and has accessible bathrooms (not purpose built, assistance may be required).

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under VIC Health Covid Safe Event regulations, 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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