Eaglehawk Neck Hall
The Hall has been in continuous use for nearly 90 years. Its construction was funded by the Eaglehawk Neck community and it was officially opened on the 1st December 1928.
It remains a vital focal point for the community to this day. It was almost destroyed by fire in 2009 but was rebuilt, again by the local community. Look for the scorched floor-boards in the main hall as evidence of the fire.
The hall is now fitted out with a modern kitchen, air conditioning, state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical stage, separate meeting room, toilets and other modern facilities. New internal toilets have recently been installed.
The Hall has a long history and has always been central to community life. It is now regularly used for a wide range of activities by various interest groups.
It is available for hire for private functions – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, conferences, dances, theatre, concerts, workshops, wakes, meetings, sports, games, kids things – pretty much anything! Fees from $25.00 for two hours minimum hire (and $10 for every extra hour) or $100 dollars per day.
Contact Jill on 0404 967 120
Eaglehawk Neck Market: Our monthly markets are held in and around the Hall on the second Saturday of the month, from 9.30am-12.30pm (to 1.30pm in the summer months). Lots of home-made preserves and sauces, craftwork, books (lots of books!!), bric-a-brac, a sizzling barbecue (in daylight savings months), plenty of hot food – including the Pirates Pantry offering coffee, tea and cakes.
It’s a great place to catch up with friends and neighbours, welcome visitors, relax over a cuppa and/or a bite to eat and buy some bargains. There’s plenty of free parking.
For stall bookings – only $5.00 – contact Sallie on 0458 726425.
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AT THE HALL
- Circuit training Mondays 9.30am-10.30am during term time. $11.00- purchase your pre-paid circuit card for $55 from the Dunalley Tasman Community House
- Extra new gentle exercise and circuit class on Mondays 11.00 – 12.00pm
Learn and Play Bridge at the Neck: Learners and other bridge fans play every Friday 1.00pm – 3.30pm in the warmer months at the Eaglehawk Neck Community Hall. Come along and join the fun. Contact Helen 6250 3172 for more information.
- Yoga Sunday mornings with Ben 9.00 – 10.30am $15 per session
This month at the Eaglehawk Neck Hall
Movies at the Neck: The Eaglehawk Neck Hall Film Society screens films every month. Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm – Loving Vincent (M 91 minutes) – The world’s first animated feature film created from oil paintings. This acclaimed film tells the story of the last days of the great painter Vincent van Gogh, his death in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and his relationship with his brother Theo. Many of the scenes are created from van Gogh’s paintings. Winner of several best animated film awards and nominated in this year’s Oscars. And then on Saturday 12 May at 7.00pm – Murder on the Orient Express (M 122 minutes) – A remake of the Agatha Christie classic old school whodunit directed by Kenneth Branagh, he also stars as Detective Hercule Poirot, with a stellar cast including Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland), Derek Jacobi (I Claudius), Judi Dench (Philomena), Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys). Food available at Saturday viewings at 6.00pm before movie. For more info contact Dave on 6250 3949.
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Mother’s Day Market: Saturday May 12th 9.30am – 12.30pm. Come along for local art and craft, books, home baked goodies, and bric-a-brac. The Pirate’s Pantry serves teas, espresso coffee and delicious lunches. For stall bookings and information contact Sallie on 0458 726 425.
Altered Books– workshop with Jo Cromack on Saturday, May 5th 9.30am- 12.30pm. Turn some once-loved books into art. Books and most materials are supplied – just bring a few tools and your creativity. The works created at Jo’s workshops will be on display at the Annual Eaglehawk Neck Hall Book Fair. Contact Jo to register 0476 061 190.
Books on Wednesdays come along to the Eaglehawk Neck Hall, 2.00pm – 4.00pm every Wednesday, to browse the great selection of second-hand books and magazines. Lots of genres- drop in and see for yourself, pick up a great read, drop off your pre-loved books and say hallo to Kathy.
Annual Book Fair at Eaglehawk Neck Hall Saturday 19th May, 10.00am – 3.00pm Lots of books for sale- come and browse! Tables for hire – $10.00 per table to sell your own pre-loved books. Pirates Pantry Cafe open for light lunches and delicious cakes / coffee or tea. Bookings for tables – Kathy – 0438 287 791
Maatsuyker – Through Our Eyes: presentation at Book Fair, Eaglehawk Neck Hall- May 19th , 12.30pm Author Paul Richardson and photographer Amanda Walker will be giving a presentation about their journey towards the publication of Maatsuyker – Through Our Eyes – a magnificent record of their lives as caretakers existence on Tasmania’s most remote of islands, Maatsuyker. They will tell us about their daily tussle with the elements on the southern outpost and provide some insights into the process of writing and publishing. Refreshments available.
Bridge at the Neck: in recess over winter.
Eaglehawk Neck Hall Bookings: For meetings, activities, parties, weddings – contact 0404 967 120 for bookings.
Eaglehawk Neck Community & Hall Association Inc. –
The Association owns, manages and maintains the Hall on land leased from the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. The cost of the Hall’s upkeep is generated by fundraising activities as it receives no financial support from the Tasman Council or government.
Many members of the local community and those owning holiday homes in the town are active members of the Association and contribute to its upkeep and the many community activities for which it is used.
Meetings are held monthly and the AGM is held around July. New members are encouraged and welcomed.
Committee members for 2017/18
President: Sallie Creese
Vice President: Jill Pierce
Secretary: John Gardner, Assist Sec: Deirdre Jones.
Treasurer: Lea Dodson, Assist Tr: Dave Moser
Rose Bowes, Tony Creese, Gabrielle Lane, Dave Moser, Kathy Weidner, Greg Jones
The Eaglehawk Neck Action Community Taskforce (ENACT):
This community group, a subcommittee of the EHN Community & Hall Association, was formed in early 2013 after a public meeting identified the gradual erosion of infrastructure in Eaglehawk Neck over recent years and the many significant projects that needed to be progressed in order to meet our
MISSION – “To make Eaglehawk Neck a better place to visit & live.”
The group has a long list of aspirational goals and is working closely with Tasman Council, the Parks and Wildlife Service, the State Government and other stake-holders to achieve their Mission.
This website was a great start (with nearly 40,000 visitors so far, from 129 countries), as is the new welcome sign at the top of the hill.
Seven new picnic tables have been installed throughout Eaglehawk Neck, with one more to be placed. – built from Monterey Pine timber from trees planted in 1918 that formed a memorial soldiers’ walk at the Port Arthur Historic Site – substantially funded through an Anzac Centenary Local Projects Grant and the Eaglehawk Neck Community & Hall Association. Built by local craftsmen Stuart Meeking and Rob Monk, with assistance from local volunteers, Tasman Council, Peninsula Readymix and Lufra Hotel.
New public toilets and picnic facilities are now part of a redeveloped Whale Watchers Lookout (former surfers’ carpark).
The Eaglehawk Neck Coastal Trail, from the Tessellated Pavement to the Devil’s Kitchen, is becoming a reality.
Community working bees have improved the amenity and area around the community hall and the garden around the Officers Quarters. Restoration is a longer term goal.
Road safety is being addressed, as is bush fire planning and mitigation.
The future of Waterfall Bay Road is also an issue of concern that is being addressed, especially now that it has been improved.
There is still much to do.
ENACT Meetings – 4th Thursday each month at 5pm at the Lufra Hotel. Interested visitors most welcome to sit in on the meetings.
People interested in nominating for the ENACT committee, providing financial or in-kind support or being an active supporter for fundraising, working bees, etc., are welcome to contact the Chairman – Arthur Orchard on 0419 123 302 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eaglehawk Neck Hall Film Society
The Society operates year round screening a mix of classical and modern films designed to please most people. ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Red Dog’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ are typical films.
You don’t have to be a local to come along and enjoy a good night out at the movies. The film starts at 7.00 pm and are usually preceded by a light meal served from 6pm on the Saturday viewings.
EAGLEHAWK NECK COMMUNITY HALL
FILM SOCIETY SCREENINGS
MARCH 2018 TO AUGUST 2018
All Film Society screenings will be shown at the EHN Community Hall.
- Saturday screenings at the Hall, are usually on the second Saturday of the month at 7.00 pm (two in March). Come along earlier on the Saturdays at 6.00pm for HOT FOOD and snacks; and
- Thursday screenings at the Hall, usually on the first or second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm.
The screenings will be advertised in the Tasman Gazette Community Diary and via emails to members. All profits go to the EHN Community Hall.
Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm – Loving Vincent (M 91 minutes) – The world’s first animated feature film created from oil paintings. This acclaimed film tells the story of the last days of the great painter Vincent van Gogh, his death in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, and his relationship with his brother Theo. Voiced by Chris O’Dowd, Saorise Ronan, Aidan Turner and Helen McCrory. Many of the scenes are created from van Gogh’s paintings. Winner of several best animated film awards and nominated in this year’s Oscars.
Saturday 12 May at 7.00pm – Murder on the Orient Express (M 122 minutes) – A remake of the Agatha Christie classic old school whodunit directed by Kenneth Branagh, he also stars as Detective Hercule Poirot, with a stellar cast including Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland), Derek Jacobi (I Claudius), Judi Dench (Philomena), Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Fabulous Baker Boys).
Saturday 9 June at 7.00pm – The Post (M 116 minutes) – Latest Steven Spielberg-directed drama about the Washington Post’s decision in the 1970s to publish what became known as the Pentagon Papers, the cover-up by the administrations of four US Presidents of their country’s real involvement in the Vietnam war. Starring Meryl Streep as Post owner/publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress Oscars..
Saturday 14 July at 7.00pm – Call Me By Your Name (M 132 minutes) – Set in the beautiful countryside of northern Italy in the summer of 1983, and based on the acclaimed novel by Andre Aciman, this is the coming-of-age story of 17-year-old Elio and his relationship with his anthropologist father’s new research assistant. Nominated for four Oscars, including best picture and actor.
Saturday 11 August at 7.00pm – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA15+ 115 minutes) – Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), and nominated for 7 Oscars including best picture, actress and original screenplay, this very black comedy/drama tells the story of aggrieved mother Mildred (Frances McDormand – Fargo), who seeks answers to the stalled investigation of her daughter’s murder, and the repercussions of her actions on her small town. An emotional rollercoaster of a film.
Hope you can make it to the screenings and that the calendar has enough films of interest for you. For more information, please call me on 6250 3949.
Dave Moser, Screening Coordinator
For more information, please contact Dave on 6250 3949.
Dave Moser, Screening Coordinator
Eaglehawk Neck History Group
This group meets monthly. Visitors always welcome to come along to discuss local history and exchange memorabilia. Check with Terry for venue for meeting.
The group also organises an annual Eaglehawk Neck Hall History Day & Display – Contact Terry on 03 62503248 for more information.
Eaglehawk Neck Coastcare Group
The group meets occasionally at the Hall car park for a working bee on some Mondays. Visitors who want to help conserve our beautiful coastline are always welcome – please wear suitable clothes and boots. Check work is happening with Dave first.
Contact Dave on 03 6250 3949 for details.
Bridge Group with Jenny Penny:
The Bridge group meets at 1.00pm – 3.30pm each Friday during the warmer months. Jenny Penny, a longstanding member of the Tasmanian Bridge Club in Hobart, shares her wit, wisdom and skills once a month. $5.00 pp including refreshments. New members welcome. Contact Helen on 62503172. Currently in recess for winter