Pilton, 22 October 2023

Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall, QLD, Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair Country

Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair People.

The Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall is a rural hall that stands on the corner of two highways, surrounded by fields of sorghum, oats, cattle, horses, and goats. The hall was opened on the 26th of January 1919 by Littleton Groom (Federal Minister for Works and Railways). It was the first Memorial Hall built in Australia, for a total cost of £600. The dedication to community and the soldiers who served the area continues, with a museum to commemorate service from the Pilton District, a gallery that honours local servicemen from WWI, and a commitment to ensure that the Hall is available for community functions throughout the year.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Pilton on Sunday, 22 October 2023 with Monique Clare and Shane Pendergast.

Opening the show will be local act Lee ann Weekes!

Lee ann Weekes, a West Haldon resident for almost two decades, grew up in outback Queensland where ABC country radio shaped her early musical journey. Music was at the heart of her family life, and strumming guitars and singing with her brothers provided a regular source of entertainment.  Rooted in folk and country influences, she has a passion for penning and performing ballads, often portraying narratives from a woman’s viewpoint. Her work has gained recognition, with numerous compositions earning spots on the coveted shortlist of the Australian Songwriter Association. Through her music, a reflection of rural nostalgia and contemporary insight, Lee ann weaves emotions and experiences as she invites listeners to engage with life’s ordinary moments.

BBQ and bar available from 6.00pm outside the Hall. Tea, coffee and a light supper will be available in the Supper Room.  
Bar will be open until close and provided by The Pilton Hall Commitee.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $15
Child Admission (Aged 16 years and Under – Must Be Accompanied By An Adult) – Free
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall has accessible entry (ramp at front of hall) and has accessible bathrooms.

This show is supported by Toowoomba 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.

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