Youngs Siding, a tiny townsite and former railway halt between Albany and Denmark on the south coast of WA, has a hall that turns 100 in three years’ time. With a farming population of maybe 300-400, a general store and a vet surgery, there is not a lot to see, but dive beneath the surface, you’ll see the community runs deep. The Hall is timber-lined, full of character and quirk, and is the ideal venue for a community music event. The Hall has hosted music nights, bush dances, recollection nights and the obligatory Christmas, AFL Grand Final bash and Melbourne Cup luncheons in its time. Now here is something new to add to its CV, just in time to celebrate a centenary in style – a hot date with the Festival of Small Halls.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Youngs Siding on Sunday, May 3rd with Iona Fyfe (SCO) and Colin Lillie (AUS).
Tickets available online here
Youngs Siding Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Menang tribe of the Noongar nation