The newly refurbished Dunoon Burgh Hall is open to all as a creative, cultural hub for Cowal. The historic B listed building is now a fully accessible venue for exhibitions, performances and gatherings. Alongside a gallery and theatre, the venue offers creative workshop space, a garden and a cafe.
The restoration of the Hall is an inspiring story of a small community coming together to preserve its rich cultural heritage. The building was rescued from demolition by the community, working with the John McAslan Family Trust to purchase it from Fyne Homes HA in 2008 for a token £1.
The newly renovated Dunoon Burgh Hall is a fantastic and versatile space to host any special occasion or event. From art exhibitions and theatre performances to celebrating a wedding or anniversary, their spaces can be adapted to suit a whole range of events.
Dunoon Burgh Hall’s response to current situation:
Dunoon Burgh Hall has been working with friends in the community to develop a positive response to a challenging situation. They want to use their skills and resources to help people.
They are creating a Community Kitchen to prepare and deliver healthy meals to vulnerable people in the local area. They are looking for donations of food, kitchen roll, antiviral wipes & spray, hand gel and hand wash, particularly from anyone who has more than they need. The supply chain has been interrupted by panic buying so they need your help.
They are also developing a regular Community Arts Video Stream to help keep the local community connected. Sharing their love of music, singing, drama and the arts will help everyone stay positive in these challenging times. Initially they are asking people to record performances, talks, demonstrations or stories at home and submit them. Everyone is welcome to get involved.
In the meantime, they are currently hard at work deep cleaning the building and putting their plans in place. They will continue to work closely with social work, Hubgrub and Dunoon Food Bank to develop and deliver DBH Community Kitchen in a safe and responsible way.
We are looking for fit and healthy volunteers to help us support our community. All volunteers will be trained in our strict hygiene policy, which follows all current guidelines to protect the community from transmission of COVID-19.
As a registered charity, their new community projects are their main priority. Please consider making a donation and share this post far and wide. Together we can make a difference!
For further info, contact:
Dunoon Burgh Halls
195 Argyll St
Tel: 01369 701776