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July 2024

Exhibition - Over Time - Nancy Tingey

This retrospective will feature highlights from Nancy Tingey's 60-year career as a practising artist living in the North of England and Australia. They include works on paper, stained glass studies, patchwork, her MA project "Two Ply" on the migrant experience, collaborations with a poet and fibre work relating to the foundation of the Networks Australia group in 2008. Her most recent watercolours depict Lake George (Weereewa). Work books and visual diaries will enrich the visitor experience.

Nancy Tingey was the co-designer of the Hall Village logo that she has licenced for use to the Village of Hall and District Progress Association.

Time:Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat-Sun, 12pm-3pmPhone:(02) 6254 2134
Location:Strathnairn Arts
Contact:Strathnairn Arts

Sri Chinmoy Running Races - 2.2km, 10km & 31km - Gungahlin Gallop

"Gungahlin Gallop" 2.2km, 10km & 31km

Canberra's north side hosts the Series finale. The track from Hall through to Oak Hill along Gungahlin's northern fringing ridge is the Rolls Royce of Canberra Trails. Especially commissioned for the Centenary Trail project, this beautifully sculptured track is a work of art, a trail to fall in love with... To fully appreciate the varying vistas in each direction, you really need to run this wonderful track both ways. That's why we've designed this course as an out-and-back.

Starting and finishing at Hall's historic Showground, both courses ascend to the summit of One Tree Hill, from where the 31km continues following the ACT/NSW border. Enjoy one of Canberra's deluxe running experiences.

Please note that for the Gungahlin Gallop, there are NO DRINK STATIONS on the course. Runners MUST BRING and CARRY their own water.

Enter online.

Park at the Hall Polocrosse Field, turn right off Victoria St, Hall. The 31km race starts at 9 a.m.; the 10km & 2km races start at 10 a.m.

View the 2.2km course map; the 10km course map; the 31km course map; and start/finish area.

Read the full course description and take a photo tour of the course.

Time:9:00amPhone:0404 071 327
Location:Start Hall Showground - Park Hall Polocrosse FieldEmail:

Public Meeting About Walaroo Solar Installation

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure has now completed its whole-of-government assessment of the application for the Wallaroo Solar Farm project. The next step of the process is that the NSW Independent Planning Commission will now decide to either approve the application with conditions, or refuse consent. The Commission is the decision-maker because: more than 50 unique public objections were received and the local council has objected to the application.

You can view all information related to this project through the Commission's website here: www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/cases/2024/06/wallaroo-solar-farm

How to register to speak
Anyone wishing to present at the public meeting must pre-register on the Commission's website using the speaker registration form www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/cases/2024/06/wallaroo-solar-farm/speaker-registration-form-page?project_id=bd6789a8-94c3-4168-abf9-16f771197e7c. The deadline for speaker registrations is 5:00pm AEST on Friday 12 July 2024.

Written submissions
The Commission accepts community input on development applications under consideration via written and oral submissions. If you would like to make a written submission on this project, you can do so via our online submission portal here: www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/make-a-submission. Guidance on making a submission can be read here.

The deadline for written submissions is 5:00pm AEST on Thursday 25 July 2024.

Public meeting
In addition to accepting written submissions, the Commission has decided to conduct a public meeting about the application. This will be held at Murrumbateman Community Hall located at 19 East Street, Murrumbateman NSW 2582 on Thursday 18 July 2024 (10:00AM AEST) and is an opportunity for interested people to present oral submissions directly to the Commission Panel making the decision. Details of the public meeting, including how to register to speak, can be found at www.ipcn.nsw.gov.au/public-m-eetings-and-hearings.

Time:10:00amPhone:02 9383 2100
Location:Murrumbateman Community HallEmail:

Launch of the Hall self-guided Heritage Tour brochure

You are invited to the launch by Minister for Heritage, Ms Rebecca Vassarotti MLA, of the Hall self-guided Heritage Tour brochure produced by the National Trust in cooperation with the Hall Heritage Centre of the Village of Hall and District Progress Association.

Speaker: Mark Butz, brochure author

Thursday 25 July at 12 noon at
Hall Heritage Centre
19 Palmer Street
Followed by a light lunch

The production of this brochure was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government.

Time:12:00Email:
Location:Hall Heritage Centre (Hall Community Precinct)
Contact:Alastair Crombie

August 2024

Hall Markets

The Hall Markets are one of Australia's largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just ten kilometres north of Canberra.

Barbecues, canteens, live music and other entertainment makes each visit a fun, family day out.
Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting Hartley Lifecare's disability programs and services.

Time:10:00 - 3:00Phone:0262824411
Location:Hall Showground & Polocrosse FieldEmail:

September 2024

Hall Markets

The Hall Markets are one of Australia's largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just ten kilometres north of Canberra.

Barbecues, canteens, live music and other entertainment makes each visit a fun, family day out.
Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting Hartley Lifecare's disability programs and services.

Time:10:00 - 3:00Phone:0262824411
Location:Hall Showground & Polocrosse FieldEmail:

October 2024

Hall Markets

The Hall Markets are one of Australia's largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just ten kilometres north of Canberra.

Barbecues, canteens, live music and other entertainment makes each visit a fun, family day out.
Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting Hartley Lifecare's disability programs and services.

Time:10:00 - 3:00Phone:0262824411
Location:Hall Showground & Polocrosse FieldEmail:

Brass on the Grass

The Hall Heritage Centre is delighted to again be hosting the annual Brass Band Concert with the Canberra Brass - once know as the Hall Village Brass Band.

In 1984 four musicians got together at the Hall Village primary school to play some brass music. From those humble beginnings came the Hall Village Brass Band. Over the years the band grew both in numbers and stature within the national brass band community, winning the National Band Championships B Grade Brass category in 2002. The band and its successors have become an important part of the cultural community of the ACT and regularly provide music support for a wide variety of functions and occasions. In 2012 the organisation changed its name to Canberra Brass Inc., which now comprises three brass bands, Canberra Brass, which is highly competitive at the national B grade level; Victoria Street Brass, which provides playing opportunities for musicians with a wide range of skills and experience; and the newly formed and very dynamic Canberra Youth Brass.

The Museum will open at 12:00 noon so that attendees at Brass on the Grass can visit the Museum before the music begins.

Time:TBAPhone:0420527916
Location:Hall Community PrecinctEmail:
Contact:Mardie Troth

November 2024

Hall Markets

The Hall Markets are one of Australia's largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just ten kilometres north of Canberra.

Barbecues, canteens, live music and other entertainment makes each visit a fun, family day out.
Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting Hartley Lifecare's disability programs and services.

Time:10:00 - 3:00Phone:0262824411
Location:Hall Showground & Polocrosse FieldEmail:

Hall Christmas Fair and Street Party

The long running annual Hall Street Party (previously on hiatus since 2019) and The Hall Village Christmas Fair have combined this year to bring you a spectacular seasonal community family friendly event. Keeping with Street Party tradition, the event has been have switched to Friday afternoon/evening and village shops are invited to stay open later on Friday and join in the fun! There will be a dedicated artisan Christmas market showcasing your favourite stallholders, gorgeous gifts available to purchase from local retail traders, food trucks, as well as delicious offerings from local cafes and village pub, community group displays, and live music and entertainment, so bring your dancing shoes!

The event will run the length of the village on Victoria Street, between Gladstone Street and Hoskins Street from 4-8:30pm, with the road being closed to vehicle traffic from 3-10pm.

Artisan Stallholders - Returning Stallholders
Please let Zena Richardson know if you would like to attend this year's event.
She is already receiving several requests from new stallholders who are keen to participate. Due to the constraints of the change in location, Zena has limited stall spaces and are giving first right of refusal until Aug. 31st to returning Stallholders, community groups, local residents and volunteers. Please note: If you were a 'no show' last year and did not notify of your intended absence prior to the event, Zena unfortunately will not be accepting your application to participate this year.

Artisan Stallholders - New Stallholders (inc. those who booked but did not attend last year)
If there are still have spots available, Zena will open these up to new Stallholders from September 1st. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist, EOI's from new Stallholders can sent to the email. Please include details about your stall, and pics of your products. All Stallholders are required to carry their own public liability insurance, minimum $10,000,000. Food trucks/baked/sweet food vendors, candle and jewellery stalls are already at capacity and no applications for new Stallholders in these categories will be accepted at this time. Thanks for your understanding.

Food Trucks & Vendors
Please note, due to the relocation of the event, there are very limited spaces for food vendors this year.
Stalls requiring power - unfortunately, there are no powered sites. Your own generator will be required. Cafes and local pub will also be participating and we have agreed not to host vendors that are in direct competition with their offerings.

Musicians & Entertainers
Whisky Sippers band are booked and there are discussions with other performers to fill the event with awesome live entertainment. If you would like to join again this year and think an afternoon/evening event would be suitable for your act, please contact to discuss your requirements and secure your spot.

Location:Victoria St HallEmail:
Contact:Zena Richardson

December 2024

Hall Markets

The Hall Markets are one of Australia's largest home-made and home grown goods markets.
The markets have a rural theme and are held at the picturesque Hall Village Showground, just ten kilometres north of Canberra.

Barbecues, canteens, live music and other entertainment makes each visit a fun, family day out.
Entry is by a gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting Hartley Lifecare's disability programs and services.

Time:10:00 - 3:00Phone:0262824411
Location:Hall Showground & Polocrosse FieldEmail:

March 2025

National Sheep Dog Trials Championships

Sheep Dog Trials are a highly-competitive and challenging sport. Sheep Dog Trials represent a fascinating insight into Australia's rural life with a compelling spectator experience. Sheep Dog Trials are an example of extraordinary team work between dog and handler.

The objectives of the National Sheep Dog Trials are to:
- Promote the welfare of sheep, dogs and humans (and in that order)
- Promote wide human interest in all classes of sheep dogs and to secure proper appreciation and recognition of their place and use in human society and industry; and
- Promote, in every way, the general improvement of the standard, breeding, working and exhibition of sheep dogs.

The Duke of Gloucester Sash was presented to the National Sheep Dog Trial Association in 1945 by His Royal Highness, Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester during his tenure as Governor General of Australia from 1944 to 1947. The Duke was the younger brother of King George 6th and Uncle of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the National Sheep Dog Trial Championships on Finals day, Saturday 26 April 1970 and witnessed the Finals competition. The Queen then presented the Sash to the winner of the National Open Trial, Mr. Bob Ross and his dog Yulong Russ.

Every day of the National Sheep Dog Trials is open to spectators.

Further information is available at www.nationalsheepdogtrials.org/

Location:Hall ShowgroundEmail:

March 2026

National Sheep Dog Trials Championships

Sheep Dog Trials are a highly-competitive and challenging sport. Sheep Dog Trials represent a fascinating insight into Australia's rural life with a compelling spectator experience. Sheep Dog Trials are an example of extraordinary team work between dog and handler.

The objectives of the National Sheep Dog Trials are to:
- Promote the welfare of sheep, dogs and humans (and in that order)
- Promote wide human interest in all classes of sheep dogs and to secure proper appreciation and recognition of their place and use in human society and industry; and
- Promote, in every way, the general improvement of the standard, breeding, working and exhibition of sheep dogs.

The Duke of Gloucester Sash was presented to the National Sheep Dog Trial Association in 1945 by His Royal Highness, Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester during his tenure as Governor General of Australia from 1944 to 1947. The Duke was the younger brother of King George 6th and Uncle of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the National Sheep Dog Trial Championships on Finals day, Saturday 26 April 1970 and witnessed the Finals competition. The Queen then presented the Sash to the winner of the National Open Trial, Mr. Bob Ross and his dog Yulong Russ.

Every day of the National Sheep Dog Trials is open to spectators.

Further information is available at www.nationalsheepdogtrials.org/

Location:Hall ShowgroundEmail:

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