Tickets on sale for Singleton’s night of nights


With commemorations honouring the bicentenary of the Singleton area set to kick off next month, residents and guests are invited to the Singleton Soiree event to be held on 14 March at the Singleton Civic Centre as tickets go on sale from today.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said the Singleton Soiree was an old-time glamour event 200 years in the making, honouring Singleton’s past and celebrating its future.

“The Singleton Soiree will see guests take a walk back in history with old-time glamour and music for a cocktail party commemorating Singleton’s past and present,” she said.

“We are really excited to have ABC personality and Singleton son Craig Hamilton on MC duty from 6pm to 11pm, and entertainment including pop jazz nostalgia band, The Roslyns, bush poetry readings plus mouth-watering canapés and dessert by Mama’s Kitchen.

“The Soiree is a great occasion to dress up, enjoy a fantastic night out and celebrate what makes Singleton the best place to live, work and visit.

“It’s also an affordable night out with tickets just $35 each from Council’s Administration Building or Visitor Information Centre, or purchased online.”

Cr Moore said while the Soiree was for adults only, there were a wide range of events on the Bicentenary event program to suit the whole family showcasing all there was to love about the Singleton local government area.

“The bicentennial may mark the anniversary since John Howe and his exploration party arrived at Whittingham on 15 March 1820, but this commemoration is about more than the European settlement of the Singleton local government area,” she said.

“It’s about our connections — with the land, and with each other, and an acknowledgement of the richness of our community.

“And while the focus of the Bicentenary will be the weekend of 13-15 March, with the free community street party (Singleton Homecoming), followed by a free family afternoon on the Civic Green (Singleton Day Out), a wide range of community groups, businesses, organisations and individuals have come together to produce a wide variety of events for everyone.

“From Devonshire tea at the 110-year-old Glendon Hall and vintage tennis through to tours of global industries and botanic gardens of rare dry plant species, Back to Singleton 2020 is a great occasion for residents to reflect on what they love about home, for previous residents to come back and retrace old footsteps and for people who’ve never experienced our area to start their adventure.

“I hope everyone will make plans to attend one, if not many of the exciting events on the program.”

The Singleton Soiree will take place at the Singleton Civic Centre on 14 March 2020 from 6 – 11pm. Tickets cost $35 per head and can be purchased via , or at Singleton Council’s Administration Building or Visitor Information Centre.

Back to Singleton 2020 is a whole-of-community commemoration focusing on the history of St Patricks Plains as well as what we love about living, working and playing in Singleton.