If These Halls Could Talk is a multi-arts project developed by Arts Northern Rivers celebrating regional halls and the role they play in our communities.The project invited people to nominate their local hall for a chance to be involved in the project. The assessment panel were blown away by the strength of the nominations and depth of community connection to their local hall but managed to whittle 120 down to the final seven. The winning halls were:Meerschuam Vale Hall, Ballina Shire; Eureka Hall, Byron Shire; Eatonsville Hall, Clarence Valley; Bonalbo District Memorial Hall, Kyogle; Broadwater-Riley’s Hill Hall, Richmond Valley; The Channon Hall, Lismore City Council; and Tumbulgum Hall, Tweed Shire. Each matched witha renowned creative team to collaborate with their community to create a site-specific work inspired by the unique narrative of their hall.
As part of this project,Opera Q had the great pleasure of working with local artists to create Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight at the First Supper Between Now and Forever – a musical journey into the next world based on stories from Tumbulgum Hall and its community.
To find out more here:http://ifthesehallscouldtalk.com.au/
If These Halls Could Talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding.