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Narrikup, 16 August 2024

Narrikup Hall, WA, Menang Noongar Country

Narrikup Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Menang Noongar People.

Narrikup is the southernmost townsite in the Shire of Plantagenet, located 17km from Mount Barker and home of the Biggest Cricket Bat in the Southern Hemisphere.  The name ‘Narrikup’ is derived from the Aboriginal name of a nearby brook which is thought to mean ‘place of abundance’.

The Narrikup district has been a significant agricultural and pastoral area since the 1830s and the Hay River siding was an important stopping place after the arrival of the railway in the 1890s. Narrikup townsite was gazetted in 1907 and the Narrikup Hall opened in 1914 to cater for an active and thriving community. It was used as a school from around 1915 – 1944, had major extensions in the early 90ies and now hosts the Narrikup Amateur Theatre Society. The Narrikup Hall is the heart of the community and a popular venue for community and private events and recreational activities. 

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Narrikup on Friday, 16 August 2024 with Jed Parsons (NZ) and Alana Wilkinson (AUS).

Opening the show will be local act AboutFace Youth Choir! 

About FACE is a dynamic youth choir committed to excellence. The Albany-based group performs regularly, entertaining audiences of all ages with its wide variety of music, both a Capella and accompanied. Since its inception in 2013, one hundred and twenty gifted young people have sung with About FACE, bringing energy and vitality to every performance.

With 45 years of experience, choral director Sue Findlay is passionate about creating high-quality singing opportunities for young people in the Great Southern. Several About FACE members have continued to pursue music degrees at WAAPA. In recent years, the choir has performed alongside the Australian Girls’ Choir, Bunbury Men of Song and the Sydney Male Choir. About FACE also joined with the Conservatorium of Music, UWA, forming the chorus in Breaksea’s production of the Opera “The Fairy Queen”.

Supper (finger food) will be available at the Hall from 6pm and in the interval, catered by Narrikup Sports and Community Group.
Bar Service will be available at the Hall from 6pm – close. 

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25

Doors Open 6.00pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Narrikup Hall has accessible entry (front at ground level, ramp at rear) and has accessible bathrooms.

This show is supported by the Shire of Plantagenet.

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