Victoria, Benalla Town Hall, TheatreCraft Workshop

EVENT DATE: Sunday 13 November 2016

This workshop is aimed at providing both new and experienced lovers of theatre a chance to expand their skills.
In this workshop we will be presenting sessions in Lighting, Voice, Movement and Makeup. L.U.E.Y. Inc. has been lucky to gain some very experienced presenters and we are very excited for what they will bring to the day.

Tickets are $10 only and for your investment you will receive the following:
• The chance to spend the day learning from 4 experienced presenters
• Afternoon tea
• The opportunity to network with other like-minded people
• An attendee resource bag

This workshop was made possible with the support of the Regional Arts Fund, which in Victoria is administered by Regional Arts Victoria via Regional Arts Australia.

Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Venue: Benalla Town Hall
Address: 82 Nunn Street, Benalla
Time: 12.30pm-5.30pm
Cost: $10
Bookings required: Call 0458 468 584

The Town Hall (1883) was originally constructed as the Town Hall and Municipal Chambers, with the latter use ceasing in 1972 after the construction of new offices.

Victoria, Mount Eccles, Market on the Mount

EVENT DATE: Sunday 20 November 2016

Come and check out our lovely old hall, friendly locals and stallholders. Enjoy a cuppa and finish off with a wander around the magnificient “Manor Gardens”.

Date: Sunday 20 November 2016
Venue: Mount Eccles Hall
Address: 1 Hall Rd, Mount Eccles
Time: 9.00am
Cost: Free
Bookings required only for stalls inside or outside or car boots – $10 per stall. To book call Jenny (03) 5668 9244.

Our hall is 111 years young. Our hall is 15 minutes north of Leongatha on a sealed road and surrounded by plants and gardens. Funds raised will be used for ongoing maintenance and supporting our local community.

Victoria, Mount Eccles, Music on the Mount

EVENT DATE: Saturday 12 November 2016

Live Band- “Beggs 2 Differ”
BYO nibbles and drinks.

Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
Venue: Mount Eccles Hall
Address: 1 Hall Rd, Mount Eccles
Time: 8.00pm
Cost: $20

Our hall is 111 years young. Our hall is 15 minutes north of Leongatha on a sealed road and surrounded by plants and gardens. Funds raised will be used for ongoing maintenance and supporting our local community.


EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November

The Makers Market is part of the annual Strawberries & Cherries Weekend in Bacchus and provides an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their works during a weekend when thousands of visitors are expected in Bacchus Marsh. The Public Hall was chosen as the venue for the Makers Market because of its central location on Main Street and its capacity to cater for such events.


Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November
Venue: Bacchus Marsh Public Hall
Address: 207 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
Time: 10AM – 5PM
Cost: Free

The Bacchus Marsh Public Hall was built in 1883 as a Mechanics Institute. It was declared at the opening that”…the building is to be devoted to the purposes of a Public Hall, Mechanics Institute, Free Library and Shire Offices for the accommodation of the inhabitants of Bacchus Marsh and district.” For nearly 140 years the Hall has been a community meeting place in Bacchus Marsh. Balls, dances, concerts, theatre, movies, Council meetings and public meetings have all used the Hall as a venue.

Bookings Officer email is:
Telephone: 1300 BM HALL (1300 264 255)

Visit the Bacchus Marsh Hall page


EVENT DATE: Saturday 19 November

Past students, parents and teachers and descendants of the families who attended Myall School, community members with an interest in the social and educational fabric of a small rural district are invited to come back to Myall to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the school.

Myall Hall will be open from 11 am -3pm to view the displays and share memories of Myall. At 2pm join us for the cutting of the anniversary cake.

Date: Saturday 19 November
Venue: Myall Hall
Address: Peach Lane, Myall
Time: 11AM – 3PM
Cost: Donation

The Myall Hall which celebrated its centenary in 1912 has been an emblem of the pioneering settlers who made the Murray river plains their home. The building of a Hall with a large bank overdraft brought the community to a sense of purpose and achievement.

With the opening up of crown land in the Village Settlement, twenty families took up the 18-20 acre blocks. Interestingly most of the village settlers were connected to the early selectors, a mix of folk of British and European origins who formed a tight knit community, who worked hard to get established and develop community facilities.

The school, built by the parents was established in 1896 and was a catalyst in establishing a centre for communicatio, education and social activity.

The opportunity for a Hall took off and in 1912 the “grand opening” of the Myall Hall took the form of a concert, ball and large feast in an outdoor marquee.

Dances and balls were held regularly and later euchre was played in the ante room with ever increasing numbers of people travelling across the district. Church, sporting and social events were connected with the Hall. Moving pictures attracted large crowds. School concerts were popular events. During the great wars there were farewell presentations and welcome home occasions.

A Myall School Roll of Honour was hung in the Myall Primary School until it was closed in 1993, which now hangs in the Myall Hall. On 11th November we will remember these and other men and women who served our country with displays and activities in the Hall from 12-4pm.

Contact Secretary Myall Public Hall
c/- 200 Cockroft Road
Myall Vic 3579


Visit the Myall 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.


EVENT DATE:  Friday 18 November 2016

Twilight Tastings is an evening held on the lawns of The Chambers. Live music, wood oven pizza. wine and beer tasting all with a special touch of Coorong Cottage Industries. Twilight Tastings celebrates all that Meningie has to offer – country hospitality and sense of community all overlooking the magnificent sunset as it disappears into Lake Albert.

Date: Friday 18 November 2016
Venue: The Chambers
Address: 14 Princes Highway, Meningie SA
Time: 4PM – 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.

A statewide initiative by Regional Arts Victoria