Glen Aplin, 1 September 2021

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

The Glen Aplin Memorial Hall stands on the intersection of Bundjalung, Kambuwal and Gamileroi Country.

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, wheelchair access, refurbished kitchen and amenities, replacement of electrical wiring, a new roof and rendering of the exterior. The Glen Aplin Queensland Country Women’s Association has always been, and remains, a valuable and integral part of the facility. 

Festival of Small Halls returns to Glen Aplin on Wednesday 1st September 2021 with Paddy McHugh (AUS) and Sue Ray (AUS). 

Beviaqua will open the show!

Beviaqua is based in Stanthorpe and is comprised of the talents of singer/songwriters David and Sarah Hume.Electric and acoustic guitars are interwoven with vocals by both David and Sarah. In 2007 the duo released an originals album called Little Ones which received local radio play. 

Meals will be available at the Hall from catered by Glen Aplin School.

CWA raffle tickets will be available for purchase on the night.

Tickets are priced at  

Full Admission – $20 

Child Admission (ages 17 and under) – Free 

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at the Stanthorpe Art Gallery.

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:00pm. 

The RFS will be hosting a BBQ and fire awareness talk outside the hall at 5.30pm.

The Glen Aplin Memorial Hall has an accessible entry and bathroom facilities. 

This show is supported by the Queensland Government and the Australian Government under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.  

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved Queensland 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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