B is for bunting at Woodstock Memorial Hall

B is for bunting and bringing people together in a way to help create a more caring and inclusive community.

Members of the Woodstock Memorial Show gathered together with sewing machines and ironing boards in tow to produce 120 metres of bunting to decorate the interior of the Woodstock Memorial Hall for the upcoming Festival of Small Halls.

Whilst conscious readymade bunting could be purchased the concept of bringing community together was what this was about.

In addition we are being sustainable, recycling at the same time, says co-ordinator Mrs Claire Johnstone, pieces of bright coloured fabrics from old sheets, tea towels, pillowcases, shirts have been cut up and used.

Volunteers have been cutting and sewing in preparation for Saturday’s bunting day.

Competent sewers filled bobbins and put their foot to the pedals of their Janome machines, those without sewing skills held hot irons, and others prepared yummy treats and cups of tea.

Copious amount of chatter and laughter filled the supper room adjoining the hall.

Whilst the bunting will be used to decorate the hall for this upcoming event it will also play a part in the annual Woodstock Memorial Show held in September.

The Woodstock Memorial Hall will be hosting this event on March 24.

The Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities across Australia, produced by Small Halls Australia and Woodford Folk Festival.

A special night, not only showcasing amazing folk and contemporary music but to utilise and support a small hall in a country village and of course have some good old fashioned fun.

Tickets are available to purchase online at www.festivalofthesmallhalls.com.au or at Relish Home and Living Cowra or JJ Dresser & Co Woodstock.

Tickets are limited so make sure you get in early.