Glenden, 11 October 2023

Glenden Recreation Centre, QLD, Jangga Country

Glenden Recreation Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Jangga People.

The Glenden Recreation Centre is the focal point for Glenden’s population of around 477 residents. The town has six community groups and six community facilities including, as well as this recreation centre, a pool, gym, library, parks, and playgrounds that complement the town centre.

Glenden, 110km west of Mackay, was originally designed and constructed by Mount Isa Mines Ltd (now Glencore) in 1981, to support the nearby Newlands Coal Mine. Construction began in 1982 and basic services were provided quite early including an ambulance service, a school, a licensed town club, and a kindergarten. By 1990, Glenden’s population had grown to 1800.

The future of Glenden is currently at risk of shrinking further, if a secondary mining organisation is approved to build a large workers camp 20km outside of Glenden, meaning the beloved township itself will struggle to maintain a continuous population. This event is supported by Isaac Regional Council to support the Glenden community.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Glenden on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 with Monique Clare and Shane Pendergast.

BYO food.
Bar will be open from 6.30pm until close, provided by The Glenden Rural Interest Group.

Tickets have been pre-purchased for the community by the Isaac Regional Council.
Admission is free for community members.
Click here to book tickets.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Glenden Recreation Centre has accessible entry (ground level entrance with pavement leading up to it).

This show is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Isaac Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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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