Glen Aplin, 26 October 2023

Glen Aplin Memorial Hall, QLD, Kambuwal, Bundjalung and Gamilaroi Country

Glen Aplin Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Kambuwal, Bundjalung and Gamilaroi 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 in 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 wheelchair 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. Glen Aplin is a close knit community located on the Granite Belt, south of Stanthorpe. The region is famous for its Mediterranean climate, fruit, vegetables, wine and various tourist facilities.

Festival of Small Halls returns to Glen Aplin on Thursday, 26 October 2023 with Monique Clare and Shane Pendergast.

Opening the show will be local act Songdahla!

Songdahla began their journey in 2010. Bruce Bubb and Dianne Butler joined their energies to create this musical experience Songdahla are about creating and up shifting to higher frequencies, vibrations, and harmonics. They facilitate this via soundscapes, mantras, and original folk music.
They write their own original music with their lyrics sharing joy and happiness, our natural state of being. 
Their music comes from life experiences and translates out as vibrations through the music, played on a variety of instruments.

BBQ from 5.30pm-6.30pm (Vegetarian option available) by the Glen Aplin Rural Fire Brigade.
Coffee and Cakes (gluten free available) during interval by the Glen Aplin CWA.
A cash bar will be operating from 5.30pm-9.00pm with local craft beer, local wine, soft drink and water available to purchase, run by the Hall Committee.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $15
Concession Admission (Pensioners, Students ) – $10
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – Free
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Pink Poppies.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Glen Aplin Memorial Hall has accessible entry (ramp) and has accessible bathrooms (wheelchair accessible).

This show is supported by 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.

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