EUREKA: The team working on a production for the Eureka Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Julian Louis, artistic director of NORPA and Marisa Snow, executive producer of NORPA and Eureka Hall committee member.
EUREKA: The team working on a production for the Eureka Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Julian Louis, artistic director of NORPA and Marisa Snow, executive producer of NORPA and Eureka Hall committee member. Cathryn Mclauchlan

Tumbulgum Hall collaborates with major company for Opera

TUMBULGUM Hall in the Tweed Shire has paired up with Opera Queensland for the If These Halls Could Talk project.

The team will work on a production over the next six to eight months using community members' stories and memorabilia, and perform it at a final performance at the end of the year.

Arts Northern Rivers CEO, Peter Wood, said he hopes to see the project impact the communities long after it ends.

"We'll be doing exhibitions across the region and we also hope to produce a book that documents the project, so there will be a few legacy elements to the project that live on," he said.

Mr Wood said artists with a track record in working with communities were picked for the collaboration.

TUMBULGUM: Part of the team working on a production for the Tumbulgum Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Pictured is Sue and Brian Breckenridge from the Tumbulgum Community Association.
TUMBULGUM: Part of the team working on a production for the Tumbulgum Hall as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project. Pictured is Sue and Brian Breckenridge from the Tumbulgum Community Association. Cathryn McLauchlan

Tumbulgum Community Association treasurer Sue Breckenridge and historian Brian Breckenridge are working alongside Opera Queensland.

Opera Queensland develops and presents opera projects that reflect their passion for excellence, community and adventure.

They perform in a range of theatres and venues across Metropolitan Brisbane and tour extensively throughout regional Queensland.

The next step of the If These Halls Couple Talk project is for members of each of the seven communities to come along to their hall's Show and Tell event, to share a story or memorabilia.

The first Show and Tell will be at Tumbulgum Hall on February 7.

After that, Broadwater Hall will get the focus with their Show and Tell event held on February 14.



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