Successful grant application for curtains

The Yeppoon Recreation Youth Club Inc. were successful recipients of Round 2 2016/2017 - Livingstone Shire Council, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Inverness Yeppoon Community Grants Scheme. Our project was for the purchase and installation of blackout curtains.

The blackout curtains will enable the Queen Street Community Hall to be more accessible as a music/performance/theatre space. The curtains will enable longstanding hall hirer and dance class "No Lights no Lycra" (NLNL) to operate their once a week dance class, year round. This is the only dance class of its type on the Capricorn Coast, which facilitates classes inclusive of people with physical and mental health issues. NLNL (dancing in the dark) creates a ‘safe space’ for people with and without disability to dance to their individual capabilities. The addition of blackout curtains will mean that these classes can operate without interference from CBD lights/later sunsets and will also provide the option to operate additional classes during the day. Curtains will increase the aesthetics of the hall interior as a venue for jazz and world music performance. The curtains will aid with noise reduction for the neighboring premises and will reduce outside noise during performances. Acoustics in general will be improved. Current and future documentary and film evenings will also benefit from the installation of curtains. Overall there will be a increased usability of the hall, one of Yeppoon's few public heritage listed community assets.

YRYC and the rest of the Queen Street Community Hall users extend their thanks to Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Inverness Yeppoon and Livingstone Shire Council for administering this generous Community Grant Scheme.

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