The Glen Aplin Memorial Hall was erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War One and World War Two. Building materials were scarce but the Glen Aplin community volunteers worked with ingenuity and persistence to make bricks with sand from the nearby Severn River.
In 1953 the Hall was opened with a Gala Ball attracting people from far and wide to celebrate and try out the dance floor, the largest on the Granite Belt at that time. The Gala Ball included prizes for the most charmingly dressed lady, the most original fan, the most colourful tie and a balloon waltz!
Since then the Hall has continued to host many community celebrations, weddings, wakes, markets and dances along with sporting and social activities. In later years many improvements have been added to maintain relevance for current times including, wheel chair access, refurbished kitchen and amenities, replacement of electrical wiring, a new roof and rendering of the exterior. Glen Aplin QCWA has always been, and remains a valuable and integral part of the facility.
We will open the night with ‘Nine Year Sister’, a multi-award winning independent pop/folk duo comprised of singer/songwriters from Stanthorpe QLD, Jennie Wardle and Emma Wardle. Calling themselves ‘Nine Year Sister’ (being sisters nine years apart in age), Jennie and Emma write and record original songs and independently release music.
In January 2020, Nine Year Sister released their second CD album titled ‘A World Is Waiting’, which has received airplay on the ABC and various other Australian & international radio stations.
The sisters love to infuse their music and heartfelt lyrics with strong harmonies and acoustic guitar. In 2019 ‘Nine Year Sister’ began live performances of their original music.
Nine Year Sister have won awards including:
-1st place – 2019 ‘Noosa FM 21 Summers songwriting contest’
-1st place – 2020 Illawarra Folk Festival songwriting contest
-1st place – 2020 ANBC South East QLD Stanthorpe Busking Championships
-Finalists – 2020 Queensland Music Awards with original song ‘Seaside Dreaming’
-1st place – 2020 Australian Cardiovascular Alliance ‘Ozheart songwriting contest’ with original song ‘Let The Heart Win’
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Glen Aplin on Thursday, 26th November with women in docs and Karl S. Williams
Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets available online here. Please note these are unavailable until Monday, 2nd November.
Glen Aplin Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Kambuwal, Bundjalung and Gamilaroi peoples.
Please note, this event is operating in accordance with the Queensland Government COVID Safe Event Checklist. 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.