Savernake, 1 February 2023

Savernake School Of Arts Hall, NSW, Bpangerang Country

Savernake School of Arts Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bpangerang People.

Two churches, an oval, Post Office and hall,
A school, some houses and that’s just about all.
It may sound tiny, it has no castles,
But good things come in small parcels.
(Cecile Dowling 1985).

The hall sits in the heart of Savernake, on the Riverina Highway. Approaching its centenary it replaced an original hall in 1926. Its historic three art deco turrets adorn the roof. This hall has been the scene for many community functions over those years – balls celebrating community milestones, school concerts, fundraising luncheons for various community causes, as well as the venue for many birthday parties, weddings and various special events. Theatre evenings have been a highlight for our community – June Bronhill, Jackie Weaver, Anne Phelan, and Fanny Lumsden have graced our stage. Over a number of years the committee have been working hard to upgrade and maintain our beautiful hall. New amenity block, replacing the good old drop dunnies, fully decked out kitchen with dish washer and air-conditioning. The hall is now registered with the RFS as a place of refuge in the event of any disaster including fire with the fire shed situated on the same block as the hall.

Festival of Small Halls returns to Savernake on Wednesday, 1 February 2023 with Emily Lubitz and The Paul McKenna Band .

Opening the show will be local act Dylan Forge!

Dylan began his singing journey at The Scots School Albury in 2017. Dylan’s promise in the choral department was discovered during the auditions for the in-house written musical, The Last Prawn, which premiered at the school’s Chapel Hall in 2018. With Dylan cast as the leading man, his sights began looking into the show-tunes of great Broadway musicals. This affection continued as he was involved in productions of Hairspray in 2019.

The pinnacle of Dylan’s acting career to date was in 2021 when he was cast as the intolerable Miss Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical. During his HSC, Dylan studied singing under Ian Nisbet. Ian’s vocal studio is located in Melbourne and Dylan took weekly lessons on a Monday with Ian, who specialised in the complexities of Broadway singing. After high school, Dylan has studied under various other stars, such as Stephanie Acraman, whilst briefly at Adelaide University, and former head of voice at VCA and Monash University, renowned Opera Australia Soprano Merlyn Quaife AM.

A love for Frank Sinatra streams from Dylan bones thanks to the influence of his grandparent’s record player. Dylan has performed massive Sinatra hits like, “Theme from New York, New York,” and, “My Way,” at various high-profile functions in Albury over the last two years.

Drinks and nibbles will be available at the Hall before the show, and a country supper will be served after both acts.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission (Food and Drink included)– $35
Concession Admission (Aged 17 and Under, Food and Drink Included) – $15
Click here to purchase tickets.

Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7.00pm

Savernake School of Arts Hall has accessible entry (ramp at rear of hall) and has accessible bathrooms (single accessible toilet).

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