Childers part of na­tional tour

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: MAX FLEET

OPEN CUR­TAINS: Paragon The­atre owner Merissa Craft is happy to be host­ing a visit from the Fes­ti­val of Small Halls.

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