Rowella hall, tas, palawa/pakana country
Rowella Hall stands on the traditional lands of the palawa/pakana People.
Rowella Hall had another life as a Presbyterian Church in Beaconsfield in the gold rush days. The building was cut into three sections and moved to Rowella, sited on land donated by two local residents, to provide the community with a recreational and cultural facility.
Over the years additions have been made including a supper room (dedicated to those who served in the two world wars), a stage, indoor toilet facilities, a green room for performing artists, a tennis court, playground and barbecue facility. It is regarded as the ‘jewel in the crown’ on the West Tamar for musicians because the high timbered walls and ceiling produce amazing acoustics.
It is now a vibrant, welcoming, well used community facility hosting regular functions such as Weekly Clogging, fortnightly Coffee/Craft/Chat mornings, monthly social get togethers, concerts, trivia nights and numerous private functions. The ongoing support of our local residents is unsurpassed!
Festival of Small Halls returns to Rowella on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 with Emily Lubitz and The Paul McKenna Band.
Opening the show will be local act Hamish Geale!
Hamish Geale is a husband, father, Christian artist and worship leader at Tamar Valley Christian Church. Growing up in Legana, Hamish was taught piano by blues musician Peter Waddle and learnt guitar by watching his two older brothers (‘The Geale Brothers’). He has played as a solo performer and collaboratively across Northern Tasmania for more than a decade, playing covers and originals at pubs, functions and events including Festivale and Carols by Candlelight. He is passionate about serving and meeting Jesus in the gift of music, and now focuses on writing and playing songs inspired by the experience of knowing God. Hamish is inspired by Elevation Worship, Hillsong and Rend Collective.
Meals will be available at the Hall from 5pm, catered by Lebanese Gourmet and Grill. Roamer Bean Coffee Van will be operating from 4pm, serving tea, coffee and homemade treats.
Bar Service will be available at the Hall, catered by Rowella Community Hall Committee.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Tamar Visitor Centre.
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm
Rowella Hall has accessible entry (ramp at side of building) and has accessible bathrooms (one accessible toilet).
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved TAS 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.