Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall, VIC, Dhudhuroa and Waywurru Country
Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dhudhuroa and Waywurru People.
You can find a Stanley the world over – in the USA, in Scotland and even the Falkland Islands!
Victoria’s Stanley is a small rural village at the edge of the Alps just 10 clicks up the road from Beechworth, home to about 370 people and seven buildings at last count. It’s a far cry from the gold rush era when more than 6,000 people lived in the town and supported no fewer than 19 hotels. Today, this quaint rural village is a beautiful place all year round, but particularly glorious in April as the autumn colour emerges.
Stanley Memorial Hall was opened in 1956, in memory of those who fought and died in World Wars 1 and 2.
The community remains as welcoming as ever, and is famed for its produce, with cool climate and fertile soils providing the perfect conditions for growing apples, stone fruit, berries, chestnuts and hazelnuts – dare we say perfect for delicious home made pies, the ones you just might find for sale in a small hall.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Stanley on Friday, 8 April 2022 with Jack Carty and Charm of Finches.
Opening the show will be local act Liv Cartledge!
Born and bred in the historic gold-mining town of Beechworth in North East Victoria, Liv Cartledge is a rare find. Liv’s husky tones, soul filled lyrics and warm melodies will draw you in and leave you wondering how you got there. Since taking out the coveted 2015 Telstra Road To Discovery, Liv has played to sold out audiences across Melbourne, toured extensively across Australia and internationally in Japan and USA. Using songwriting as a message platform, Liv shares stories of heart-ache, loss, mental health, love and everything in between.
“Love the voice, those guitar melodies and the sense of intimacy” – Dom Alessio, Triple J
“After years of honing her craft, Liv Cartledge has released her long-awaited debut record. Stating her case as one of Australia’s best emerging songwriters” – Tone Deaf
Meals will be available at the Hall from 5.30pm – 6.30pm by SRCI, Stanley. BBQ/Vegetarian/Gourmet food available. Coffee/Tea/Cakes available during interval by Stanley Hall Committee.
Bar Service will be available at the Hall until 8pm including: Beer – Bridge Road Brewers 5.30pm – 8.00pm, Soft drinks and water available with BBQ – SRCI, Stanley 5.30pm and Coffee/Tea/Cakes available at interval – Stanley Hall Committee.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Concession Admission (Primary School Children Aged 6 – 12, must be accompanied by an adult) – $10
Child Admission (Aged 5 and Under, must be accompanied by an adult) – $0
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally at Stanley Post Office.
Food and drinks available outside the hall from 5.30pm
Doors Open 6.30pm
Show Starts 7pm
Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall has accessible entry (ramp leading to hall, disabled parking at front of hall) and has accessible bathrooms (gendered and accessible).
This show is supported by Quercus, Beechworth and the Stanley Soldier’s Memorial Hall Committee.
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under VIC Health Covid Safe Event regulations, 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.