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!)
The Upper Lansdowne Hall is a hub for the community, used for meetings and entertainment all of kinds, from the weekly craft group to coffee mornings, trivia nights, concerts, plays and bush dances.
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.More»»
Michael will be running Yoga classes at the hall on Thursdays starting on the 8th SeptemberMore»»
Born in New Orleans, raised in Texas and Louisiana, been playing blues guitar since he was two, Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges is a vibrant and enthusiastic singer and guitarist. Accompanied by bass and drums expect a night of blues that spans all the way from traditional to contemporary with hints of his gospel singing past. 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 gossip.
Bring along your excess home grown or home made produce to sell or swap or come along to buy some fresh local produce. More»»
Melbourne guitar wizard and superlative songsmith Jeff Lang spent much of 2021 bravely persevering with 39 date national tour to promote the publication of his first book “Some Memories Never Die”. His last visit to regional NSW was the near the beginning of that tour early in 2021, when shows were still possible before the advent of the pandemic. More»»
Wild and upbeat, tender and soulful, their unique and virtuosic instrumental expertise, outstanding improvisation skills and sweet vocal harmonies mesmerise audiences.
With influences from the cutting edge of bluegrass, to the toe tapping swing and jazz gigs of a bygone era, the spellbinding dance music of European folk traditions, a healthy scoop of contemporary pop sensibility, and the artistic confidence to explore creative freedom in innovative ways , these three women bring it all back home with an infectious joy of music, a pinch of sass, lots of laughter and a rare and disarming authenticity. More»»
Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall Committee Incorporated