Category Archives: Balmoral

VICTORIA, Balmoral, Benny Walker Live

BennyWalker_LiveEVENT DATE: Friday 3 November 2017

BENNY WALKER PLAYS LIVE IN BALMORAL. Benny Walker is a Yorta Yorta man from Echuca. His songs are tales mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. Benny has had multiple nominations for the National Indigenous Music Awards, and was recognised as the Best Aboriginal Talent by the 2016 Age Music Victoria Awards. He has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Vika and Linda Bull and Tim Rogers. Walker’s voice has the drag and timbre of a natural soul man…his music is pure blues-rock, buoyed by clean, lyrical guitar solos. Join us for a night of great music. Food available to purchase.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday 3 November 2017
Venue: Balmoral Mechanics Institute
Address:
26 Glendinning Street, Balmoral, VIC
Time: 
7.00 pm- 10.00pm
Cost: $25.00 / children under 12 free

Bookings: http://bit.ly/2xVdxCu or pre-paid at Balmoral Post Office

ABOUT THE HALL
Balmoral Mechanics Hall is of social significance to the community of Balmoral as a main setting for public and social events in the town since the late nineteenth century. Much loved for its preserved atmosphere of an old-time hall, it has played a continuing role as a function centre and meeting place for clubs and societies, as an entertainment venue and for its consolidation with the local bowling club. It is historically significant for its association with important local figures who struggled to get the building constructed. It has served continuously as the town’s public hall, variously as a meeting place for clubs and societies, a library and recreation centre and a cinema.

Visit the Balmoral Mechanics Institute.

VICTORIA, Balmoral, Chameleon Arts presents Community Artworks from The Big Draw and Woolly West Fest

EVENT DATE: 29 November 2014

Chameleon Arts welcomes everyone to an exhibition of community artwork. We’ll be filling our Hall with … Our Woolly creations that were included in Hamilton and surrounding towns’ inaugural and highly successful Woolly West Fest which was held in August 2014 in conjunction with the annual Sheepvention Expo. If you haven’t met Balmoral’s Eweina, the handcrafted purple sheep and her four shopfront lambs, they are a must-see. Eweina’s diary is filling fast so this might be a rare appearance! Artworks from our first ever ‘Big Draw’, held on 11 October 2014. Our community drawing event was themed “It’s Our World – A Celebration of Our Environment’. Balmoral locals unleashed their inner artists against the backdrop of our vibrant and inspiring Martinich-Carran mural. Come and see the results! We are proud to showcase our local works.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 29 November 2014
Venue:  Balmoral Mechanics Hall
Address: Glendinning Street Balmoral
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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ABOUT THE HALL

The Balmoral Mechanics Institute is a single story, symmetrical red brick hall built in 1888. The original building was simple and in the ‘stripped’ Classical style standard for such buildings of the time. It is of architectural significance as a prominent landmark in the townscape of Balmoral and is historically significant for its association with important local figures who struggled to have the building constructed.

The hall boasts a proscenium arch stage with retractable curtains, lighting, a movie screen and backstage dressing rooms. It is adaptable for studio style and ‘in the round’ small-scale theatre productions. The hall’s consolidation with the adjoining Balmoral Bowling Club allows expansion of the space to cater for larger community events.

Balmoral Mechanics Institute is of social significance to the community as an important setting for public and social events in the town since the late nineteenth century, for its continuing role as a function centre and meeting place for clubs and societies, and as an entertainment venue.