Karara, 11 September 2021

Karara Public Hall, QLD, Githabul Country

Karara, named by the Githahbull/Gidhabal people, is situated around the banks of what is now known as Canal Creek. individuals often prospecting for gold both within and around the creek.  

Like the gold found in the surrounding areas, Karara Hall is precious. The Hall is the heart of this small rural town, located 90 kilometres south of Toowoomba.  

After being established in 1927, Karara Hall propelled life into this agricultural community by hosting meetings and events for organisations such as Agforce, the Dingo Destruction Association and CWA. Memorable moments include the Hall being used as a school room, the Karara Karnival, church services, Tae Kwan Do classes, Hens’ and Bucks’ nights, welcome home and farewell parties. 

Currently, Karara Hall hosts the weekly craft group and annual sheep dog trials and camp-draft. The resilience of the Karara locals, combined with their friendliness and community spirit, will ensure the Karara Hall has many entertaining years ahead. 

Festival of Small Halls rolls through Karara on Saturday 11th September 2021 with Paddy McHugh (AUS) and Sue Ray (AUS). 

Josephine Birch will open the show!  

After almost a decade in Europe, singer-songwriter Josephine Birch moved from Paris, France to the arid red country of Southwest Queensland to be with her soulmate. Encamped in peace and isolation on a sheep and cattle property, her Cunnamulla fella gave her a guitar. Songs that had been brewing for many moons started to flow – folk songs about love and family, coming to terms with loss and getting older, learning from life’s hard knocks, and ultimately having no regrets.

Josephine released her debut album, Colour Shadow Light, in January 2020. It is available on all major music platforms. For more information go to Josephine Birch Music on FaceBook. 

A meal option of gluten free noodle boxes (with a vegetarian option), crackers with cheese and fruit followed by cheesecake will be available at the Hall.  Drinks available on the night will be water, tea and coffee with BYO drinks option. After the performances tea and coffee will be available to finish off the night. Cost is $15.

Tickets are priced at  

Full Admission – $15 

Child Admission (ages 15 and under) – Free  

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:00pm.  

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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