Category Archives: South Australia

City Band Hall Open Day

EVENT DATE: Saturday 11 November 2017

The City Band Hall Open Day will provide the community with information on proposed hall upgrades,and access and support with voting for Fund My Neighbourhood. There will be free tea/coffee, and an open rehearsal at 4:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday 11 November 2017
Venue: City Band Hall
Address: Cnr Pick Ave. & Lake Tce, Mount Gambier
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Entry: Free

The City Band Hall has been home to the Mount Gambier City Band for 52 years. In recent years it has expanded its role to provide rehearsal space and equipment for as many as 7 community music groups. These include The Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra, A Community Concert Band, a brass training band, a junior show band and others. After 52 years of continuous usage with no major upgrades the hall is “feeling its age”. The band’s committee of management has drawn up proposals for an upgrade to improve the quality of the resource and to make it better suited to its role as a base for community music making by a number of ensembles. Sources of funding are being actively pursued.

Visit the City Band Hall page.


EVENT DATE: Wednesday 1 November – Thursday 30 November, 2017

To honour the event “Home is where the Hall is ” the Cowell Art Group are hosting an Exhibition in the Institute.  Bright colours, the outback and the sea, collages and still life are all used as inspirations for this exhibition of 150 paintings.   The nine (9) members have paintings displayed in the Foyer, Information Centre as well as the upstairs Art Room.  Members also have a display for sale in the Hall’s public toilets.  This has proved popular with visitors to the town and the Art Group have named it “Crap Art.”    The Franklin Harbour Hotel also display our paintings which are all for sale.  The members meet every Monday from 10 am and are happy to welcome visitors to watch artists at work  . The Exhibition will be open from 10 am to 3.30 pm each day of the week.

Date: November 1-30
Venue: Franklin Harbour Institute
Address: Main Street, Cowell
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm daily
Cost: Free


Franklin Harbour Institute was initially built in 1892,  it’s grand manner befitting the size and wealth of Cowell at the time. featuring a welcoming foyer with a staircase to the room overlooking the Main Street.The main Hall itself has a magnificent intricate high ceiling beautifully painted in heritage colours, a large raised stage at the rear. The original supper room under the stage in high tides  was prone to floodings. In 1962 a new supper room kitchen and toilet block was erected.Over the Years, Weddings, Balls ,Fetes, Concerts, School Assemblies, funerals and meetings have been held in the Hall. Currently it houses the Information Centre, Art & Craft Shop with the Art Group occupying the light spacious room upstairs.  The Institute is now open every day with the opportunity for visitors to view the Hall ,information and local Art & Crafts.   The Institute is a beacon in the Town where many happy memories have been created within it’s walls, the hub of the Community being “Home is where the Hall is .”

2017 Annual Gala Dinner fundraiser

EVENT DATE: Saturday 4th November 2017

Black tie annual fundraiser Gala Dinner and auction. The ticket price includes 4 course meal, fine wines, entertainment by Adelaide Jazz Band Blue Royale, live and silent auction and much more

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017
Venue: Renmark Institute
Address: 54 Ral Ral Avenue, Renmark, SA
Time: 6pm Jarrett Gdns 7pm Renmark Institute
Entry: $110 per person Book via

This Institute was built in a number of stages commencing in the late 1890’s. Following the First World War an extra storey was added as a tea and smoking room for Returned Vets. Other additions include extra office space and frontage. The building also houses a War Memorial.

Visit the Renmark Institute page.

Whyalla Youth Music Network Sessions

EVENT DATE: Tuesday 14 & 28 November 2017

Every Tuesday fortnight Whyalla Music Association throws open it’s band hall doors to Whyalla’s New and Emerging Youth Talent. This offer is the direct of a local music survey the group did to find out what Whyalla’s Musical Youth wanted in regards to support. Interestingly the youth surveyed did not want tuition but rather a safe place to meet, Network, Jam and be creative while supervised by the groups committee members. Each week the Whyalla Youth Music Network Sessions have been growing organically in numbers and we look forward to outcomes in the near future. Already we have new and emerging talent getting support acts with local bands or their own small solo gigs. In November 2017 out hall will be open on Tuesdays 14th and 28th.

Date: Tuesday 14 & 28 November 2017
Venue: Whyalla Band Gall
Address: Lot 159 McBryde Terrace, SA
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Entry: Free Entry

In October 2014 Whyalla Music Association took over the lease of the hall from the Whyalla City Council. It has been a long process to get the hall into a comfortable venue to use but it is now used regularly for small events. Workshops, mentoring programs, meetings. In September 2017 Whyalla Music Association started to open the hall door each Tuesday fortnight as a place for Whyalla’s new and emerging Youth talent to meet, network, Jam, and be creative, whilst under the supervision of our members and other local music identities.

Visit the Whyalla Band Gall page.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Whyalla, End of Year Showcase

EVENT DATE: Friday 17 November 2017

The D’faces end of year showcase, gives our members a chance to show off some of the skills, routines and skits they have learnt in drama, dance, clowning and our projects over the year.

Date: Friday 17 November 2017
Venue: D’Faces Hall
Address: 14 Viscount Slim Avenue, Wyhalla
Time: 6:00pm
Entry: Donation


Once the Whyalla bingo hall, the hall has now become the home of D’faces of Youth Arts with weekly drama, dance & clowning classes, and monthly visual arts workshops plus extra projects and community events through the year.

Visit the D’Faces Hall page


EVENT DATE:  Friday 24 November 2017

Twilight Tastings is a celebration of local hospitality and community. Nestled in the gardens of the Chambers, we offer a family friendly evening of live music, entertainment for the children, samplings of delicious local foods, wine and craft beers from nearby Langhorne Creek, open wood fires, gift stalls and more. Watch the sunset over Lake Albert and enjoy the hospitality of Coorong Cottage Industries.

Date: Friday 24 November 2017
Venue: The Chambers
Address: 14 Princes Highway, Meningie SA
Time: 5PM – 9PM
Entry: Free

For almost 20 years, the Meningie Town Hall has been home to Coorong Cottage Industries, a community cooperative that aims to promote traditional art, crafts and produce.
The building now known as ‘The Chambers’ began its life way back in 1889 as the Town Hall and Meningie Council Chambers. If the walls could talk you would hear stories of town meetings and school concerts, Saturday night dances and picture shows, weddings and court hearings, table tennis competitions and strawberry fetes. It housed library books and honour rolls dedicated to war heroes.
These days you can enjoy the well-kept gardens and beautifully restored building every day except Christmas day. You can be inspired by stunning quilts, delicious locally produced jams, pickles and baked goods, collectables and curios, timberwork and much more.
Meningie, with its population of approximately 900 is situated on the shore of Lake Albert and just a stone throw from the iconic Coorong National Park. Think lazy days fishing, sunsets over the water, bird watching and country hospitality…….

Phone: 85751770

Visit The Chambers hall page.


EVENT DATE: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December 2016

The Wattle Range held the inaugural Wattle Range Exhibition in 2015 and the Millicent Gallery was full of colour with this exciting art exhibition. Over 180 entries were received from artists as far afield as Canberra, Western Victoria, and Limestone Coast through to Adelaide. The quality and variety of the work was outstanding with the Exhibition capturing the taste and interest of most people. With portraiture to landscape, industrial to textiles, found objects to ceramics and abstract to traditional there was something to suit all tastes. Over 2000 people including many groups from throughout the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria visited the Gallery.

The exhibition represented an exciting mix of artists, many of whom have successfully exhibited in other exhibitions, artists and craftsperson’s who were mentored by Barbara Wallace through to the emerging artist exhibiting for the first time.

Date: Friday 28 October – Saturday 10 December
Venue: Millicent Gallery, Civic Centre
Address: Ridge Terrace, Millicent, SA
Time: Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
Entry: Free

The Millicent Gallery is celebrating 25 years and is adjacent to the Civic and Arts Centre

Contact: Janice Nitschke 87330903

Visit the Millicent Gallery hall page.