The If These Halls Could Talk Broadwater Hall team is looking forward to working together. From left is Betty Archer from the Broadwater Hall committee, Simone O’Brien from Spaghetti Circus, Fiona Reddoch from the hall committee and Valley Lipcer from Roundabout Theatre.
The If These Halls Could Talk Broadwater Hall team is looking forward to working together. From left is Betty Archer from the Broadwater Hall committee, Simone O’Brien from Spaghetti Circus, Fiona Reddoch from the hall committee and Valley Lipcer from Roundabout Theatre. Cathryn McLauchlan

Performers get creative hats on for hall project

"CONNECTING a tightwire from the (Broadwater) sugar mill to the town hall and teaching everyone to walk it" would be really fun, Simone O'Brien from Spaghetti Circus said, but it isn't one of the serious plans she has as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project.

She said the serious ideas would be worked through after speaking with the Broadwater community at an event on February 14.

Ms O'Brien and Roundabout Theatre's Valley Lipcer met with Broadwater Hall committee members last week to start the creative development component of the If These Halls Could Talk project.

Committee secretary Betty Archer said everyone in town was excited to collaborate with such well-known artists.

"We didn't think we'd ever have professionals coming into town. I'm sure every member of Broadwater is just over the moon with what has happened," she said.

"We're looking forward to a great working partnership with these artists."

Ms Lipcer said support from the community had made the project much more exciting.

"It's so special for us as artists. It opens our hearts," she said.

"We want to give something really big back, so it's going to be a very beautiful exchange."

The Show and Tell event invites community members to come along and share their memories or memorabilia about Broadwater Hall.

These stories will shape the end-of-year performance at the hall.

Tomorrow's Northern Star will look at the project at Eatonsville Hall and artist Frances Bell Parker.



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