Glen Aplin Memorial Hall, QLD, Kambuwal/Bundjalung Country
Glen Aplin Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Kambuwal/Bundjalung People.
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 and ongoing. Glen Aplin QCWA has always been, and remains a valuable and integral part of the facility.
Festival of Small Halls returns to Glen Aplin on Friday, 16 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam Buckingham.
Opening the show will be local act Jacquie Large!
Jacquie Large is 78years of age and was born in Wembley England (Home of the Cup Final). Jacquie came to Australia with her husband and daughter in 1969 and went to Western Australia, where three years later had a son. Jacquie enjoys writing poetry but really only started in the last 10 years. Each day Jacquie writes a poem, which are diverse in theme. Recently she has had a poetry book published called, ‘TOOTS TALES’.
“Although I’ve traveled far and wide.
My love for Stanthorpe I can’t hide.
You can keep Brisbane and all the rest,
Stanthorpe, in the country, it’s best.”
There will be a BBQ by Glen Aplin RFS from 5.30-7.00pm (Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available).
Cuppa & Cakes (Gluten Free available) by the Glen Aplin CWA branch in the interval.
A cash bar will be provided by the Glen Aplin Memorial Hall from 5.30pm to close.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $15
Concession Admission (Students 13-18) – $10
Click here to purchase tickets.
Tickets are also available to purchase from Maddie’s Gift Gallery.
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm
Glen Aplin Memorial Hall has accessible entry (side ramp ) and has accessible bathrooms.
This show is supported by Glen Aplin Community including: Glen Aplin CWA, School P&C and Local Rural Fire Brigade.
This project has been assisted by funding from the Southern Downs Regional Council.
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.