Leyburn, 8 September 2021

Leyburn QCWA Hall, QLD, Bundjalung, Barunggam and Ngarabal Country

The Leyburn QCWA Hall stands bordered by Bundjalung, Barunggam and Ngarabal Country. 

The small town of Leyburn is situated 66 kms south-west of Toowoomba and 60 kms northwest of Warwick on the Darling Downs.  Its current claim to fame is the hosting of the Leyburn Motor Sprints weekend each year in August.  This event features motor sprints around the town streets and commemorates the staging of the first Grand Prix in Queensland on the old World War Two airstrip to the north of the town.    

The original Queensland Country Women’s Association Hall in the Main Street was built in the 1920s and has been added to over the years.  A feature much talked about in the modern kitchen is the large cooking range, first used at the local Air Force camp during the war and later donated to the hall.  Over the years, the hall has been used for balls, dances, weddings, birthday parties and other community functions. During the war years, the Hall was regularly used for entertaining Air Force personnel stationed in Leyburn.  It is currently a very comfortable venue, having been renovated in recent years, with air conditioning and mobility access for the benefit of patrons. Plenty of parking is also available. 

 Festival of Small Halls rolls through Leyburn on Wednesday 8th September 2021 with Paddy McHugh (AUS) and Sue Ray (AUS). 

 Ken Mellow will open the show!  

Born in Brisbane to a musical mother, Ken has served in both the RAAF and the Tenth Light Horse. On returning to civilian life, he rekindled his love of music and joined the West Australian country music scene. He was often a place holder in various competitions as both a poet and a singer/songwriter. One of his songs was selected for inclusion in recording by the Brigadoon country music club in WA. After a long hiatus due to his employment, Ken returned to singing and songwriting and has produced CD records of his own work. He presently volunteers his musical talents for the QCWA and aged care centres. 

Tea and coffee will be available at the Hall (no bar available). Sausage sandwiches will also be available from 5.30pm.

Tickets are priced at  

Full Admission – $15 

Child Admission (ages 17 and under) – Free (when accompanied by an adult) 

Click here to purchase tickets. 

Doors Open 6:30pm

Show Starts 7:00pm.  

The Leyburn QCWA 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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