Let’s celebrate our little halls
Councillor so passionate about Halls festival, he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is
FESTIVAL of Small Halls is returning to Degilbo Hall on Friday, December 5 with guest artists Del Barber and The Mae Trio.
Cr LoftyWendt said after last year’s success, her vision for this festival was to see it develop into an annual regional activity where it can be performed in any of the small halls throughout the North Burnett.
“For this to occur I feel regional input is extremely important for the concert to be a success,” he said.
CrWendt is so passionate about the concert being held in the region he has personally financially backed the venture.
At a recent meeting chaired by CrWendt a steering committee as a
Chloe Goodyear Artists playing the Festival of Small Halls are chosen not only for the high calibre of their music, but for their enthusiasm and willingness to become part of the community for the brief time that they pass through.
sub-committee of the Degilbo Hall was elected to drive the function.
Gary Dundas was elected president while Belinda Hawes is secretary and WinsomeWorth treasurer.
CrWendt said with only two visiting artists performing, there is an opportunity for someone local to perform for the opening of the concert.
Explaining the concept of the Festival of Small Halls, producer and head of programming forWoodford Folk Festival Chloe Goodyear said, modelled on a traditional Australian hall experience, the tour concentrates on visiting towns where communities are strong.
“Artists playing the Festival of Small Halls are chosen not only for the high calibre of their music, but for their enthusiasm and willingness to become part of the community for the brief time that they pass through,” she said.
“This is a perfect fit for the country halls that populate our country.”
Tickets will be available at each of the NBRC offices or online.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE: A Festival of Small Halls concert is coming Degilbo way in December and attending a recent meeting to form a steering committee included (from left) Jim Cunliffe, Cr LoftyWendt, WinsomeWorth, Mayor Cr Faye Whelan, Belinda Hawes and Gary Dundas.