Exhibtion: Fred's War

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Exhibtion: Fred's War

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Fred's War tells the extraordinary story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling The Great War's earliest front line photographs. Follow Fred Davidson and his band of brothers from the parade ground at the Wyndford Barracks to the trenches of the Western Front.

Maryhill Barracks were built in 1872, but were decommissioned in the 1960s when the site was given over to social housing. The site is now owned by Cube Housing Association, part of Wheatley Group. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with them, as part of the Wyndford People's History Project.

The exhibition will be on public display in the Halls from 21st October until January 2019.

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WEST END FESTIVAL WALKS

 

 

 

For this year's West End Festival, we present to you not one but two guided walks:

Saturdays 2nd and 9th June - 11am - Maryhill Barracks Storytelling Trail

The Maryhill Barracks were built in the late 18th century and were present until the 1960s. Throughout this time soldiers from various regiments became part of the defining feature of Maryhill. Learn about what it was like to live as a soldier in our interactive storytelling walk, suitable for families with children ages 5+.

Saturday 16th June - 11am - Women of Maryhill Guided Walk

From suffragettes to institutions for ‘wayward girls’, there is a story to tell of women’s history in Maryhill. Discover the buildings and areas where local women made history in our new themed guided walk along the Maryhill Locks and Forth and Clyde Canal walkways. Please not that this walk is available for adults only.

To book please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 946 5149.

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Building the Barracks Memory Sharing

Building the Barracks - Memory Sharing

Rescheduled due to Adverse weather.
This event will now take place on Saturday 17th March, 1pm - 3pm.



We're working in partnership with Cube Housing Association, North United Communities and Immersive Minds to uncover and celebrate the history of the Maryhill Barracks. 

Do you have memories, stories, photographs or information about the Maryhill barracks to share? Come along to our memory sharing event to be interviewed by the young, budding
film-makers of North United Communities who are creating a documentary about the barracks with Scrumptious Productions.

If you'd like to find out more about this exciting project but don't want to be interviewed for the documentary, drop-in for a cup of tea, view our collection of the barracks, view our film clips on loan from the Moving Image Archive,share your stories and find out more. 

When: Saturday 3rd March (CANCELLED - will now take place on SUNDAY 11th MARCH). 
Time: 1pm - 3pm


For more information and to sign up for an interview please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 948 0700

 

 

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Window Wanderland

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Window Wanderland transforms everyday streets into magical, outdoor galleries, where anything goes and you never know what’s around the next corner. Friends of Maryhill Park are bringing the wanderland trail to Maryhill on Saturday 10th March. 

Window Wanderland is an evening arts trail, where people in a small neighbourhood decorate and light up their windows, inviting neighbours and the wider community to wander the streets and look at their home-made exhibition.

If you'd like to get involved, join us with Maryhill Park on 24th February to prepare your window designs. Artist Kate Colin will be running a workshop to inspire ideas and help with making your designs. See below for more details: 
 
What: Window Wanderland Workshop
Where: Maryhill Burgh Halls - Garden Room
When: Saturday 24th February, 2pm - 4pm
How: Drop-in
Free and all welcome!

What: Window Wanderland Trail
Where: Throughout Maryhill Park and surrounding area. Maryhill Burgh Halls will be open (6pm - 8pm) as a base where you can pick up information and view our stained glass panels.
When: Saturday 10th March, 6pm - 9pm
How: Wander the outdoor galleries at your leisure. 

 If you are artistic, and live in the area and would like to help us out, please do get in touch!

For more information about the Window Wanderland workshop please click here
For more information about the wonderful work of Friends of Maryhill Park please click here.

For more information about Window Wanderland, see the video below: 

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Old Maryhill Memories

Old Maryhill Memories

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Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is delighted to host the Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories exhibition from 27th November 2017 until 27th February 2018, on loan from Glasgow City Heritage Trust.To celebrate local heritage and illuminate the exhibition’s themes, we are presenting a series of events which delve into Glasgow’s dynamic history.

Join us for an evening of discovery as we uncover old footage of Maryhill and celebrate local cultural heritage. Maryhill, once a vast green space quickly became an industrial heartland in the 19th century and this dynamic community has continued to change shape ever since. Footage on loan from Scotland's Moving Image Archive captures the changes in Maryhill in the 1960s, with snapshots of the Forth and Clyde Canal, the demolition of the Maryhill barracks and opening of the Wynford Estate. Watch history unfold in these silent films put to specially produced music created by Gerry Lyons. 

When: Tuesday 27th February
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Where: Maryhill Burgh Halls
Price: Free, donations welcome
Advance booking required. 

To book please visit the Eventbrite page here
 

Tea and coffee refreshments will be available.

Limited off street parking and disabled parking is available outside the Burgh Halls.

For more information about the Lost Glasgow exhibition please click here.

For more information about Maryhill Burgh Halls please click here.

This event is grant aided by Glasgow City Council Area Partnerships.

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Puppet Animation Festival 2018

Puppet Animation Festival at Maryhill Burgh Halls 2018

The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts event for children and families and includes puppet-making, stop-motion animation workshops, puppet theatre and animated films. Join us to celebrate this year’s festival with theatre shows, puppet making workshops, sensory storytelling and Disney favourites in the beautiful surroundings of Maryhill Burgh Halls. Our events are suitable for families with opportunities for all ages and abilities to discover the art of storytelling and puppetry

Saturday 31st March, 11am -  12noon -  One Man Shoe Show
Sunday 1st April 11am - 12noon -  Sensory Storytelling Workshop
Saturday 7th April 11am - 12.30pm - Make 'n' Take Puppets Workshop 
Sunday 8th Apirl 11am - 12.30pm - James and the Giant Peach Movie

For more information and to book visit the Eventbrite pages by clicking on the event(s) above. 

All tickets are £2.50pp or £8.00 for a family of 4.

The One Man Shoe show is suitable for families with children ages 5 years +. 

The Sensory Storytelling workshop is suitable for families with children of all ages. 

James and the Giant Peach is a PG rated movie and suitable for famlies. 

Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

For more information about the Puppet Animation Festival please visit their website here

For more information about Puppet Animation Scotland please visit here.

 

 

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What About the Women Exhibition Talk

What About The Women? 

A local women's history talk by Anabel Marsh

 

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust are delighted to host the “Lost Glasgow – More Than Just Memories” exhibition from 27th November 2017 until 27th February 2018, on loan from Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

To celebrate our local heritage and illuminate the exhibition’s themes, we are presenting a series of talks delving into Glasgow’s dynamic history. The famous Victorian stained glass windows on display at Maryhill Burgh Halls depict Maryhill workers and trades in the busy Victorian era, and tell the story of one of Glasgow’s historic burghs. However, only two of the original 20 panels portray women. This conspicuous lack of representation sparked the interest of local Glasgow Women’s Library and Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust volunteer, Anabel Marsh. She did a lot more digging, and her talk entitled “What About the Women?” highlights the forgotten histories of women in Maryhill and Glasgow, dating back to the 18th century. Join us on to hear Anabel share the stories of Glasgow women in industry, the arts and politics throughout the ages. 

Date: Wednesday 7th February 2018 (SOLD OUT) & Wednesday 21st February
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Ticket price: £5.00

Tickets for 7th February have sold out but a new date has been added on the 21st February. 

For tickets please visit the Eventbrite page clicking the link here

Tea and coffee refreshments will be available.

Limited off street parking and disabled parking is available outside the Burgh Halls.

For more information about the Lost Glasgow exhibition please click here.
 

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The Maryhill Songbook Launch

The Maryhill Songbook

Nineteenth-century poems are brought vividly to life with the launch of The Maryhill Songbook. Join us as Maryhill Heritage Choir tell Maryhill’s story, inspired by historic poems from our archive, and set to their new melodies.

Maryhill Heritage Choir have composed new melodies to turn 19th-century poetry from our archive into songs which tell stories of Maryhill and its community between 1822 and 1905. Hear the poems come to life in our celebration of local arts, culture and heritage at Maryhill Burgh Halls.

Join us for performances, arts workshops and more!

1.30pm - 3.30pm on Saturday, 9th December 2017.

Free and all welcome!
 

To book tickets, please visit: https://maryhillsongbook.eventbrite.co.uk

Tea, coffee and soft drink refreshments available.

The Maryhill songs have also been published as a Songbook, which will be available to purchase on the day.

This exciting project, which reveals more of Maryhill’s little-known history, was grant aided by Creative Scotland. 

Special thanks to Maeve Mackinnon, singer-songwriter and tutor/conductor of the Maryhill Heritage Choir.

Heartfelt thanks also to Bill Black, Hamish Maxwell Stewart, Maryhill Heritage Choir, Innes Watson for doing the transcription, and Joyce Harkin for her fantastic proofreading.

For more information about Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, please visit: 
http://www.facebook.com/maryhillburghhalls
@Maryhill_halls

For further information about Maryhill Heritage Choir, please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/MaryhillHeritageChoir/

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Lost Glasgow Evening Talk - The Ones That Got Away

Lost Glasgow Evening Talk - The Ones That Got Away
 

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust are delighted to host the Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories exhibition from 27th November 2017 until 27th February 2018, on loan from Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

Norry Wilson has been at the heart of the popular Lost Glasgow Facebook page since 2014 which has attracted a 135,000 global following. The site posts archive photographs which brings stories and memories to light of Glasgow, its buildings, its people and its dynamic history. Glasgow City Heritage Trust teamed up with Lost Glasgow in 2017 to 'present an exhibition devoted to the documentation, discussion and appreciation of Glasgow’s changing architecture and its community throughout the last few centuries'. After a popular run in the city centre, the exhibition is open again this winter at the Burgh Halls. 

Join Lost Glasgow at Maryhill Burgh Halls for an evening of reminiscence, storytelling and delving into Glasgow's heritage on Wednesday 6th December. Norry will tell us the story of how the exhibition was put together and give us a special insight into the images that couldn't make it into to the exhibition. 

Lost Glasgow is all about sharing stories and memories. Why not bring along a historic photo of the city to share with us and the story that goes with it. You never know, you may find someone that knows someone that knows someone who took it/worked there/played there/lived there! 

Date: Wednesday 6th December
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased at: https://lostglasgowatmbht.eventbrite.co.uk


Tea and coffee refreshments will be available.

Off street parking and disabled parking is available outside the Burgh Halls.

For more information about Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust please visit: 
https://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/maryhillburghhalls
@Maryhill_halls


For more information about Lost Glasgow please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/lostglasgowofficial/


For more information about Glasgow City Heritage Trust please visit: 
http://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowHeritage/
Twitter: @GlasgowHeritage
Instagram: @GlasgowHeritageTrust
 

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Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories

Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories Exhibition


Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust are delighted to host the Lost Glasgow - More Than Just Memories exhibition from 27th November 2017 until 27th February 2018, on loan from Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

Norry Wilson has been at the heart of the popular Lost Glasgow Facebook page since 2014 which has attracted a 135,000 global following. The site posts archive photographs which brings stories and memories to light of Glasgow, its buildings, its people and its dynamic history. Glasgow City Heritage Trust teamed up with Lost Glasgow in 2017 to 'present an exhibition devoted to the documentation, discussion and appreciation of Glasgow’s changing architecture and its community throughout the last few centuries'. After a popular run in the city centre, the exhibition is open again this winter at the Burgh Halls. 

The exhibition is free and will be open to the public from 27th November 2017 to 28th February 2018. Please see below for the opening times: 

Mondays: 10am - 8.30pm
Tuesdays: 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 8.30pm
Thursdays: 10am - 8.30pm
Fridays: 10am - 4.30pm

Weekend Opening Times January to February 2018: 

Saturday 20th January - 10am - 4pm
Sunday 21st January - 10am - 4pm
Saturday 27th January -  2pm - 5pm
Sunday 28th January - 8am - 11.30am

Saturday 3rd February - 5pm – 8.30pm
Saturday 17th February - 10am - 4pm
Sunday 18th February - 10am - 4pm
Saturday 24th February - 1.30pm - 4pm

Additional evening opening times: 

Tuesday 30th January - 10am - 8.30pm
Friday 16th February - 10am - 8.30pm
Tuesday 20th February - 10am - 8.30pm
Tuesday 27th February - 10am - 8pm


The exhibition is displayed in the first room beyond the entrance of the Burgh Halls in the ground floor foyer (opposite the cafe). Signage will be displayed throughout the Burgh Halls but please ask our friendly volunteers at reception on the ground floor if you require directions.  

Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE. 
(Please note our entrance is on Gairbraid Avenue, not the one facing Maryhill Road).

For more information about Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust please visit: 
https://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/maryhillburghhalls
@Maryhill_halls

For more information about Lost Glasgow please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/lostglasgowofficial/

For more information about Glasgow City Heritage Trust please visit: 
http://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowHeritage/
Twitter: @GlasgowHeritage
Instagram: @GlasgowHeritageTrust

 

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Maryhill Nature Discovery Trail

Maryhill nature discovery trail

 

Join us for the launch of our new Maryhill Nature Trail on Saturday 25th November. 

Discover the nature which thrives and survives around Maryhill's local waterways with our new trails. As a special event for the launch of this great new resource, we invite families to join us on a guided walk led by our heritage team, with hands on discovery activities throughout to explore and interpret the unique urban and natural landscape of Maryhill. 

11am - 12.30pm

The walks will start at 11am, last approx 1 hour and finish at Maryhill Burgh Halls with free refreshments available after the walk at the Burgh Halls. 

This is a free event.

Suitable for families with children aged 5 years+

To book visit: https://maryhillnaturetrail.eventbrite.co.uk


Maryhill was a vast green space 250 years ago but when the Forth and Clyde Canal was buit approx 230 years ago, the area very quickly became an industrial town. Animals and plants have had to adapt to survive and they now use the Canal and River Klevin to find food and shelter. Join us in the launch of our new trails to explore nature at work in the heart of Maryhill and record your findings along the way using the trail leaflet. 


Please wear clothing suitable for mixed terrain and weather. 

Accessibility on the walk: 
The walk is approximately 1.4 miles/2.2km. It is a low level walk along the iconic sites of the Forth and Clyde Canal and RIver Kelvin. Mostly wide, smooth and flat. One short steep stretch going down to the Kelvin Walk Way from the canal towpath with railings on one side for support. 

A special thanks to Paths for All, Scottish Natural Heritage and the W M Mann Foundation for their grant support to develop these new walking trails!

For more information about Maryhill Burgh Halls please visit: 
www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk
www.facebook.com/maryhillburghahlls
@Maryhill_halls

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Doors Open Day 2017 at Maryhill Burgh Halls

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September


Discover the hidden gems of Maryhill this Doors Open Day Festival by joining us at the Burgh Halls for free guided walks, tours, performances and workshops.

Maryhill Burgh Halls are looking forward to celebrating Doors Open Day on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September. With free walks, tours, workshops and performances, there is an exciting range of activities for all: 

Drop in between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September to visit the Burgh Halls and view the beautiful Victorian stained glass windows by Stephen Adam.  Get up close and handle objects from our collection and find out more about Maryhill's dynamic history. 

There's something for everyone at the Burgh Halls this year with stained glass inspired arts and crafts, music activities and Victorian games for families.

We're delighted to welcome back Maryhill Heritage Choir who will perform on Saturday 16th September bringing their mix of traditional Scottish, Irish and folk Gospel songs to the Burgh Halls.  

Dee Leckie is bringing her popular handweaving workshops back to the Burgh Halls in October and is delivering taster sessions during Doors Open Day. Come and try this handy craft and learn how to make an array of scarves, ties, purses, and decorations. 

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Book onto one of our tours at 11am or 2pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. 

Discover the Burgh Halls, its history, its refurbishment and the exciting projects we're up to now.  

Or

Book onto a guided canal walk at 12noon on the Saturday or Sunday. 

Discover Maryhill and its hidden histories, uncovering what remains of the industrial, social and cultural gems of the area's past. 
 

To book onto a walk or a tour please call 01419465149 or email heritage@mbht.org.uk.

 

 

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Maryhill Museum Ambassadors

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Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is committed to collecting and making accessible the history of the Burgh Halls and Maryhill area. After 6 years of public events and building up the Trust’s heritage collections, the Trust aims to take the next step in sharing local history by establishing the Maryhill Museum. The museum will be a place to share our local history collection and offer opportunities for community displays. Maryhill Museum will advance local access to facilities in arts, heritage and culture and engage with the local and wider community to safeguard and celebrate Maryhill's history.

We'd love for you to get involved! See the opportunities below: 

Maryhill Museum Ambassadors
Are you local to Maryhill or the surrounding area and interested in getting involved in an exciting new heritage and culture project? Become an ambassador for the Maryhill Museum and have your say in the development of a new local museum.

What’s involved:
-  Meet 4 times a year with like-minded people in either our families panel, young people's panel (16-24) or community panel (25+).
- Have your say in an exciting new local project by participating in a series of workshops.
- Develop heritage industry skills.
- Improve your confidence and communication skills. 
- Free invitation to special museum events.
- Receive special offers at our onsite Spoon Café.

Refreshments during workshops will be provided.  
Dates and times for workshops will be confirmed once availability of Ambassadors are confirmed. 

If you'd like to find out more or become a Maryhill Museum Ambassador please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

 

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West End Festival - Creative Guided Walk - Stencilling Maryhill

West End Festival - Creative Guided Walk - Stencilling Maryhill
Saturday 10th June 11am - 1pm - all welcome


Join the Lansdowne House of Stencils and Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust in this free, creative guided walk throughout historic Maryhill. Discover the hidden histories of Maryhill’s industrial past through the art of stencilling. Create specially designed stencils enroute by Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw which represent local industries and the popular Glasgow Style Rose. Creative fun for all the family! To book please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 946 5149.

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West End Festival - Women of Maryhill Guided Walk

West End Festival - Women of Maryhill Guided Walk
Saturday 3rd June 11am - 1pm - adults only


We're taking part in the West End Festival this year with themed guided walks. From suffragettes to institutions for ‘wayward girls’, there is a story to tell of women’s history in Maryhill. Discover the buildings and areas where local women made history in our new themed guided walk along the Maryhill Locks and Forth and Clyde Canal walkways. Available for adults only. To book please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 946 5149.
 

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Voluntary Arts Week at Maryhill Burgh Halls

Voluntary Arts Week at Maryhill Burgh Halls
Saturday 13th May 11am - 2pm -  all welcome

 

Join our celebration of local voluntary arts groups with performances and workshops for all. We are delighted to host a performance from Maryhill Heritage Choir and artist Dee Leckie will be offering drop-in workshops of her popular hand weaving class. Stained glass inspired arts and crafts will also be available for all.  


Stained glass inspired arts and crafts - 11am - 2pm
Hand weaving workshop by Dee Leckie - 11am - 1pm
Maryhill Heritage Choir performance - 1pm

This event is free and for more information or to book, please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 946 5149. 

For more information about the national Voluntary Arts Festival please visit the festival website here
 

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Puppet Animation Festival at Maryhill Burgh Halls

Puppet Animation Festival at Maryhill Burgh Halls
25th and 26th March and 2nd April

The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts event for children and families and includes puppet-making and stop-motion animation workshops, puppet theatre and animated films. Join us to celebrate this year’s festival with family friendly finger puppet making workshops and screenings of Disney Pixar favourites in the beautiful surroundings of our main hall.  

Saturday 25th March, 1pm - 4pm (film starts at 2pm) - Disney Pixar's Brave
Sunday 26th March 11am - 1.30pm (film starts at 11.30am) -  Disney Pixar's Inside Out
Sunday 2nd April 12.30pm - 3.30pm (film starts at 1pm) - Disney Pixar's Frozen

The finger puppet making workshops will take place before and after the film screenings. 

All the films are classified as a PG by the BBFC. 

Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult over the age of 16 years. 

For more information about the Puppet Animation Festival please visit their website here

For more information about Puppet Animation Scotland please visit here.

Parental Guidance (PG) information: 
General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.


Attendance is free and suitable for families but spaces are limited so please let us know you are coming by emailing heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878. 

 

 

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Hand Weaving Workshops


Hand Weaving Workshops
Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Starting 23rd February

NOW FULLY BOOKED

Join artist Dee Leckie on Thursday evenings at the Burgh Halls to learn the therapeutic art of hand weaving. Workshops are free and perfect for beginners or for getting creative with fellow weavers. To find out more or book please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

 

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Glasgow Film Festival at Maryhill Burgh Halls

Glasgow Film Festival at Maryhill Burgh Halls
Saturday 25th February 2pm and 7pm
The Princess Bride

Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! Join our Treasure Hunt for a chance to find hidden treats, then enter the enchanted forest to see a stunning fencing performance. Rediscover the magical and timeless story of The Princess Bride, where brave Wesley is fighting to save the love of his life, Buttercup, from the hands of the evil Prince Humperdinck. Small (and big) pirates all welcome!
 
Special Events / Director Rob Reiner Cast Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Robin Wright USA 1987, 1h35m, PG Thanks to Filmbank
 
For more information and to book the family friendly screening (2pm) please click here
For more infomration and to book for the for 18+ screening (7pm) please click here.


Spoon café will be open at the Burgh Halls for the afternoon screening. A bar will be available to purchase drinks at the evening screening.

 

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Art, Heritage and Health and Wellbeing Guided Walks

Fridays at 1pm

We've partnered with the arts strategy team from the new Maryhill Health Centre to deliver guided walks with local history and/or pop up art along the way on Fridays at 1pm. The next art themed walk is on 31st March. Join the Village Storytelling Centre to share stories and perspectives on the environment along the canal walkway. For all the walks, turn up from 12.30pm at Maryhill Health Centre, 51 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8FB to register for the free creative walk. 

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