Yarrowitch Hall , NSW, Danggadi Country
Yarrowitch Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Danggadi People.
On the Northern Tablelands, surrounded by national parks, you’ll find the little town of Yarrowitch. Formal settlements of Yarrowitch began in 1840 and by 1900, the town was well-established, boasting successful farming industries in a variety of crops and cattle and sheep.
But it wasn’t until the 27th of April, 1951 that Yarrowitch finally had a hall, with its grand opening ball on Friday 27th April 1951 attracting over 200 people travelling from near and far.
The ball was a financial and social success – – most of the credit goes to the ladies who prepared the supper! The decorations were installed meticulously by young men, led by Barry Dryden. Hoys orchestra kept the dancers moving, extras being played by WH and CH Young. Mr Gill, the president of Apsley Shire Council congratulated the people of Yarrowitch on having got together and built such a fine building – which was fully equipped with a 32 volt lightening plant donated by Quirks Victory Lightening company. Mr Davis Hughes MLA congratulated the people of Yarrowitch on such a fine hall and declared it open, after which dancing continued until 2 am when a very good evening concluded.
From that point on, Yarrowitch Hall served as the cultural hub of the town and continues to play host to a variety of social events, balls and concerts both local and touring. Outside of Yarrowitch, popular tourist destinations include the Aspley Falls Suspension Bridge and Lions Lookout, both of which provide gorgeous views of the beautiful natural landscape that surrounds this charming town.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Yarrowitch on Sunday, 5 June 2022 with Ash Bell and Sara Tindley and Melanie Horsnell.
Opening the show will be local act Lane Pittman!
Lane was born in Mount Isa Queensland and moved to Tamworth at the age of 4. He would often sing in the car with his mum and dad when they travelled, whether it be on holidays or a short trip around town. In year 7 he joined a band at Oxley High School and started singing at school functions. In March 2018, his dad passed away and he gave up singing for a while, but has since found it be a therapeutic way to help with the grief. He is currently in year 11 and is going to finish school before trying to play music full time. He has always been surrounded by Country Music so when he started singing it was a no brainer as to what style of music he would lean to. His influences include Travis Collins, the Wolfe Brothers, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Brooks and Dunn, Keith Urban and the list goes on. He has been very busy in the last few months, and released his debut single titled “My Way Over You”.
Cakes, slices, tea and coffee will be available for purchase, or BYO.
There will also be a raffle.
Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $25
Concession Admission (Children Aged 16 and Under) – $10
Child Admission (Aged 5 and Under – ) – $0
Click here to purchase tickets.
Alternatively, you can purchase tickets locally via the hall committee
Doors Open 3.00pm
Show Starts 3.30pm
Yarrowitch Hall has accessible entry (ramped access to hall) and has accessible bathrooms (ramped bathroom areas).
This show is supported by the Yarrowitch Community Group.
Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current Covid Safe 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.