Childers part of national tour
THE Festival of Small Halls will include Childers on its tour this year and will be in town on October 9.
The festival picks one folk and one contemporary acoustic artist performing at the Woodford Folk Festival and the Caloundra Music Festival and sends them on the road to small halls in communities around Australia.
Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft said she was contacted by the festival’s organisers asking if they could include her hall as part of their tour.
Mrs Craft said she jumped at the opportunity and said the artists had previously just passed through Childers on their way to the next town.
“They asked us because they knew we’d just reopened and it’s a 100-year-old theatre, it’s somewhere different and it’s a nice experience,” she said.
“They try to stick to small halls, because that’s the idea, but we should still be able to offer that country, folky, close-knit environment.”
Mrs Craft said it was good to be able to offer a part of the festival tour at her hall.
“The two artists touring for the festival are Australian artist Starboard Cannons and Canadian artist Andy Brown. To buy tickets, head to www.festivalofsmallhalls.com or www.paragontheatre .com.au.
OPEN CURTAINS: Paragon Theatre owner Merissa Craft is happy to be hosting a visit from the Festival of Small Halls.