Festival of Small Halls rolls into Woodstock

Cowra's Lusi Austin will be the local talent at this year's Festival of Small Halls at Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday, January 24.
Cowra's Lusi Austin will be the local talent at this year's Festival of Small Halls at Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday, January 24.

The Festival of Smalls Halls is set to return to Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall on Friday, January 24.

This year's event will feature one of Scotland's foremost singers Siobhan Miller, critically-acclaimed Australian songwriter Jack Carty and Cowra's very own Lusi Austin.

The concert also aims to showcase the Soldiers Memorial Hall, the village of Woodstock, as well as the farming community's produce, with:

  • the Woodstock Hotel providing a bar featuring beers and local wines
  • the Woodstock Show committee volunteers providing a very tasty evening meal featuring local produce and vegetables, and
  • the Hall committee volunteers catering for a real country supper, tea and coffee.

Disabled access is available at the rear of the Hall.

Festival of Small Halls Executive Producer, Eleanor Rigden said "This tour has traditionally been extremely popular, with shows selling out across two states in previous years. But what has most struck me in these towns is the diversity of the histories held in the halls - we hear stories of convicts and bushrangers, artistic pioneers of the early settler years, of secret cake recipes that go back generations and of local legends whose stories are meticulously preserved".

"We feel very close to the communities we work with as a result of these shared experiences. I think they will really feel a kinship with these artists."

6.30pm for 7pm start. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for pensioners/concessions and $10 for children and available at https://smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au/