If you have never been to Upper Lansdowne in NSW (postcode 2430), you are in for a real treat. The hall itself is a lovely, traditional timber building in the middle of the small village at the head of the Lansdowne valley and is located about 30kms north of Taree, or 25kms inland from Coopernook on the Pacific Highway. Full directions are here:
The landscape is spectacular, with majestic volcanic outcrops amid rolling green pastures and lush native vegetation, set against the stunning sandstone backdrop of the Lansdowne Escarpment. It is justly called ‘The Valley of Views’!
(The photo above was taken in Jan 2021 using a drone by local resident David Palmer, looking west from Mount Coxcomb Rd about 6kms from the hall, with a small amount of post-processing applied. Hard to imagine that a lot of it was a black, smouldering mess at the end of 2019!)
Come to one of our events and we promise you’ll have a great time! – You could also become more involved in the local community if you wish – you’ll be made very welcome.
The Upper Lansdowne Social Craft Group meet every Thursday Morning. (the group will restart meeting on the 18 June after the Covid-19 lockdown)More»»
A group of men meet every fortnight on a Thursday from about 10am till midday in one of the sheds or verandahs around the area. Its very casual, and mainly an excuse for a social chat. Call 6515 2242 to be put on the list. More»»
The hall is open on the last Sunday of each month (except December) from 10am till 12 midday.
Tea Coffee & Cake are available – Drop in and catch up with all the local gossipMore»»
This event is sponsored by Arts Mid North Coast through the NSW Government’s Art Restart Program, which is why tickets are only $10.
This will be an entertaining and educational event hosted by Luke Ligtenberg.
Luke is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Old Bar, who is probably best known for his role as bassist and singer for The Swamp Stompers. More»»
Pizza Picnics are back at the hall from 5:00 pm till 8:30pm.
The pizzas are being made by Flamin Pizzas who is bringing a mobile wood fired oven, and they will be $15 per pizza. The menu is below.
The evening may be cold but the fire drums will be hot. More»»
This is a double header show. First Lisa will perform with the Fuelers backing her, then the Fuelers will change up and do a set of their own. Lisa is a chanteuse extraordinaire and the Fuelers are an upbeat rock/country outfit when playing in their own right. More»»
“Some Memories Never Die” is a special show – An Afternoon of Words and Music With Jeff Lang
Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling and influential music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 30 albums. More»»
Great news! Support will be Golden Guitar finalists, Charlie & Jensen
Hailing from the Snowy Mountains of NSW, Montgomery Church are a Folk/Americana inspired duo fast becoming known for their captivating stage presence and ability to move audiences with their powerful harmonies, skillful acoustic instrumentation on dobro and acoustic guitar, well-crafted original songs and undeniable chemistry, influenced by greats such as Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Tim O’Brien, and Patty Griffin. More»»
Nick Charles is launching his ninth solo album, Guitar Music. The Age has labelled him “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”, gathering every blues, folk and songwriting award this country has to offer. These include Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year, The Age Blues Album of the Year, twice winner of the Australian Song Contest and every Australian blues award multiple times. More»»