VERY HAPPY: Tumbulgum Hall and three members of its loving hall committee, from left, Anne Carkery, Brian and Sue Breckenridge. They’re excited at being included in the If These Halls Could Talk project.
VERY HAPPY: Tumbulgum Hall and three members of its loving hall committee, from left, Anne Carkery, Brian and Sue Breckenridge. They’re excited at being included in the If These Halls Could Talk project. Jules Ober

Tumbulgum to celebrate 150 years with focus on local hall

THE riverside village of Tumbulgum will celebrate 150 years next year, and the local hall will be at the focus of the celebrations.

To add to the excitement, the hall has been chosen to take part in the If These Halls Could Talk project.

It is one of seven halls across the Northern Rivers selected for the two-year project, which will see renowned artistic teams collaborate with communities to tell the story of their hall.

Passionate Tumbulgum Hall historian Brian Breckenridge, who nominated the hall, said there was "amazing history contained within its walls".

He said the community was excited about the possibilities of the If These Halls Could Talk project.

"We're so happy (to be selected)," Mr Breckenridge said. "There are so many stories to be told about community life in our hall."

Arts Northern Rivers received more than 120 nominations across the region.

The next phase of the If These Halls Could Talk project will see a community engagement coordinator and an artistic team embedded in the seven halls to create creative responses to their communities history.



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