Mt Colliery Hall, QLD, Githabul Country
Mt Colliery Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Githabul People.
The Hall was built in 1918, and run by a Trust of local residents in the mining village of Mt Colliery. It was the social hub for coal miners, timber getters, farming and community families. It had a library, picture theatre, stage for theatre productions, card evening and dances. There was never a pub in Mt. Colliery and locals will tell you the miners would walk four kilometres to Tannymorel, which had three pubs, to have a beer or two and by the time they walked home they were sober! In 1949, the Mt. Colliery branch of the Country Women’s Association was formed by Mrs. Bridget Roach (MBE).
Over the years, the hall has been under threat of closure and in 2016, following a public meeting, a new CWA committee was formed. Since then, the Hall has become the social hub of the community with ‘Jumpers and Jazz’ in July, arts and craft day, Community Christmas function, workshops, private functions and now, the Festival of Small Halls. The Mt Colliery committee are very proud of their 100-year-old timber hall with its original stage, flooring and structure who hope to keep this building available for the community in the years to come.
Festival of Small Halls returns to Mt Colliery on Saturday, 17 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam Buckingham.
Opening the show will be local act Lissa-Kathe!
Lissa-Käthe – (pronounced Lissa Kate) is a Harpist, multi instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Australian born with strong Irish, Scottish and Germanic ancestry that influence her musicality and her use of loop pedal in her own unique way, she creates enveloping music in the moment that makes you draw close and hear. Performing through Scotland and Ireland 2007 to 2012, then bringing inspirations back home to Australia, Lissa-Käthe strives to keep the art of Celtic songs and stories alive. She was nominated for Best Acoustic Album with ‘Harp Dreaming’ in 2020 ,and Best Acoustic Single with ‘Little Fall of Rain’ in 2021, at the One World Music Radio Awards. She was nominated for Australian Celtic Female Artist Of the Year in 2018.
Finger food will be available on arrival and during the interval. It will be catered for by the Mt Colliery CWA members.
There will be sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes, slices. There will be gluten free food available.
All foods and drinks will be for sale.
The bar will be available on arrival and during the interval. It will run by the Hall committee. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Concession Admission (Pensioners) – $20
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Killarney News Agents.
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm
Mt Colliery Hall has accessible entry (ramp at front entrance to hall) and has accessible bathrooms (outside toilets with cement path).
This project has been assisted by funding from the 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.