As part of the Anzac Centenary, from Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November, Avid Events in partnership with Project3 created the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall in the central location of Stirling Terrace, Albany. With 35 artisan market stalls, the Mess hall Canteen featured local chef Dan Sharp and over 800 live performances on stage.
Anzac Albany – Stirling Terrace Mess Hall
City of Albany/ Project3
In October and November of 2014, Albany hosted the curtain raiser for the commemorative event program of activities to mark the Anzac Centenary. 100 years ago, Albany was the departure point for the original convoy that carried troops to Gallipoli and the Western Front. Federal, State and Local Government and local communities are involved in commemorating the Anzac Centenary, to honour and pay respect to those who have and are serving our nation as part of the armed forces.
As part of the Anzac Centenary, from Thursday 30 October to Sunday 2 November, Avid Events was commissioned by Project3 to create the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall in the central location of Stirling Terrace, Albany.
In the tradition of the street parties held throughout the Empire at the end of the First World War, the Stirling Terrace Mess Hall was the home to pop up restaurants, coffee stands and market stalls, offering the best of Great Southern produce.
Performances; educational and historical readings from local community groups, artists and school groups; and creative projects for all members of the family created a vibrant community atmosphere.
The Stirling Terrace Mess Hall was a key meeting place for Albany throughout the Anzac Albany Celebration with over 50,000 attendees over the 4 day event.