11 October 2021 PRACTICES TO RESUME AT THE HALL
The Hall is slowly and carefully resuming activities. Movies have returned, we hosted the Plein Air Festival gala and art show, and now both the choir and the King Street Strummers will be starting up again, albeit with some restrictions. Choir will resume rehearsals this coming Thursday, October 14th at 7:00 pm and the strummers will start up on Monday, the 18th at 7:00 pm.
19 September 2021 PLEIN AIRE SHOWING WELL ATTENDED
The Parrsboro International Plein Aire Festival was held this past weekend and once again The Hall partnered with Parrsboro Creative to host first a much altered gala for the artists and then a showing of the amazing works created exclusively for the festival. With over 40 painting on exhibit The Hall's walls were alive with colour and a demonstation of talent which was truly remarkable.
The exhibit was only open for the one day from 10:00 until 5:00 pm but people began arriving to take in the show well before the official opening hour and were still coming in as the exhibit closed. This year saw more people take in the exhibit than ever and the response from visitors was universally positive.
We are pleased we were once again able to be a supportive partner of PIPAF and look forward to its' return next year.
08 September 2021 THE HALL HAS SLOW, SAFE REOPENING PLANS
As infections drop, vaccination levels rise and restrictions ease The Hall is making plans for reopening activities associated with, in and around The Hall. Movies have returned, although in a limited way, which abide by restrictions in place, seating is limited, reservations will still be required and health protocols will all be observed.
Concerts in the Park have been able to resume. Success of these will depend on the cooperation of the public and their willingness to observe the protocols on outdoor gatherings. Events are being monitored and if it is observed that behaviors hazardous to the public good are evident, the hosting of these will be reassessed.
We would like to express our appreciation to all who have supported us through these last difficult 19 months. Your viewership of our Social-Distance concerts and virtual open mics have kept music going in our area for many of the people who truly enjoy performing for and with you.
Your Parrsboro Citizens’ Choir in particular would like to express their thanks for your enthusiastic acceptance of their performance of “Farewell to Covid-19”, a virtual performance of a hopefully uplifting ditty written by members of the choir after having been launched by Randy Mosher. This particular one of the six virtual performances completed so far has passed 50,000 views on YouTube which is simply staggering. So thank you all.
A final word: continue to observe the protocols in place; be well and be safe.
24 August 2021 FILMS RETURN TO THE HALL
The film committee is pleased to announce that the technical difficulties have been corrected and that films will be returning to The Hall on September 1st. Health protocols are still in effect. Mask will be required and seating will be restricted so reservations will be required.
Full details of movies and restrictions can be found on the Films page.
26 July 2021 BAND DAY A COVID SUCCESS
Under perfect weather conditions, the annual Band Day proceeded, albeit much altered from years past. Two groups of musicians, with very little rehearsal time, provided a very appreciative crowd with an afternoon of wonderful music.
A host of volunteers made sure things ran smoothly and of course the sausages and hot dogs were as delicious as ever. The occasion marked a slow and cautious approach to normality after a year and a half of difficulty and was welcomed by everyone in attendance.
We would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the day and to all those in attendance who adhered to the health protocols in order to ensure that all could enjoy the afternoon safely.
It is time again to renew your membership in The Hall and continue to be part of the exciting revival of this iconic structure. Long in use for the needs of the community, The Hall continues to progress forward and all are looking forward to the restoration of all the practices, performances, films, art shows and other activities. So be a part of it all. Go to our membership page and fill in your membership form for this year. And we will see you all as soon as it is permitted to safely to so.