Comment

The Maryhill Songbook Launch

The Maryhill Songbook


19th century poems come to life in the launch of the Maryhill Songbook. Join us as Maryhill Heritage Choir tell Maryhill's story through their new melodies inspired by historic poems from our archive.

Maryhill Heritage Choir have created melodies from 19th century poetry in our archive which tell stories of Maryhill and its community from 1822 - 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!

1pm - 3.30pm on Saturday 9th December

Free and all welcome! 

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

Tea, coffee and soft drink refreshments available.

The songs have also been produced as a songbook which will be available to purchase on the day.

This exciting project which uncovers more of Maryhill's little known history was grant aided by Creative Scotland. 

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

Heartfelt thanks to Bill Black, Hamish Maxwell Stewart, Maryhill Heritage Choir, Innes Watson for transcription and Joyce Harkin for her fantastic proof-reading.

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

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

Maryhill Songbook Image.jpg

Comment

Comment

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! 


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
 

LG_Logo_Black.jpg

Comment

Comment

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 TBC.

The exhibition will be 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

 

LG_Logo_Black.jpg

Comment

Comment

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

MBHT_Maryhill Nature Trail Artwork Image.jpg

Comment

Comment

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. 

Or

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.

 

 

Flyer 2017.jpg

Comment

Comment

Maryhill Museum Ambassadors

Securing Maryhil''s heritage logo.jpg

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. 

 

Comment

Comment

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.

Comment

Comment

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.
 

DSCN0305.JPG

Comment

Comment

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
 

Comment

Comment

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. 

 

 

Comment

Comment

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. 

 

MBHT_Weaving flyer.jpg

Comment

Comment

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.

 

Comment

Comment

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. 

Comment

Comment

New craft workshops at Maryhill Burgh Halls for 2017

Join Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw in a 5 week evening class to master the basics of stencilling and explore the everyday use of stencils for design and decoration. 

Dates: Monday evenings from 23rd January to 20th February
Times: 6pm - 8pm
Ages: Suitable for 16+
Price: £35.00 total for the 5 week course (excl. VAT and Eventbrite booking fee).
 

From making your own cards and wrapping paper to designing and cutting multilayer stencilled pictures to decorate your home, we will have a look at many uses for stencilling in every day design and decorating. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience looking to create more complicated designs. You'll be taught stencilling techniques and be inspired to create your own designs and themes. All materials are provided at the workshop. 

To book, please visit the workshop Eventbrite page. 

Or if you would like to enquire about any of the art workshops at Maryhill Burgh Halls please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager.

To view arts and crafts workshops at the Burgh Halls upcoming this winter 2016, please see further news articles below.

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE.

About the Artist:
Creator of the Glasgow Stencil brand, Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw has 25 years of experience of art in practice, teaching and research. Inspired by Mackintosh designs, Elisabeth has exhibited and taught all around Glasgow, in the Lighthouse, House for an Art Lover and for the National Trust for Scotland. Along with upcycling and stencilling, Elisabeth also enjoys decoupage and papier mâché.

 

 

 

Comment

Comment

NEW book group at Maryhill Burgh halls - Burgh Books

Burgh Books - Explore, Discover, Discuss
 

Join us for the first series of Burgh Books, partnered with Maryhill Integration Network. We are exploring the fascinating cultures of Kosova, Shetland and Eritrea, inspired by the book 'Second Home: A collection of work by Writers With Futures'. We welcome contributors to the book as guest speakers, giving us insight into their experiences of moving their lives and resettling in Scotland. 

Monday 24th October - Kosova
Monday 21st November - Shetland
Monday 12th December - Eritrea

Free tea, coffee and refreshments provided. 

Joining is free but please let us know you're coming by emailing heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10 - 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE

 

MBHT_Burgh Books Flyer.jpg

Comment

Comment

New Arts Workshops for this Winter at Maryhill Burgh Halls 2016


Drawing on from the popular crafts workshops this Autumn, MBHT are delighted to host new workshops this winter.


Pinhole Photography:  

Learn how to make a pinhole camera, create your own unique photographs and turn these into Christmas cards with a creative flair!

Date: Saturday 10th December
Time: 11am – 3pm
Ages: Suitable for ages 12 years+
Workshop price: £8.00 (ex. VAT)

For more information and to book please visit our Eventbrite page.  

All materials for this workshop are provided. 

If you would like to enquire about the workshop, please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

 

Beginner's Jewellery Making: 

Join artist Addison Malloy for a creative afternoon of bracelet and necklace making. Perfect for making gifts or to add your own jewellery collection. The workshop is ideal for both complete beginners for those who would like to reignite their crafty skills. 

Date:
Saturday 10th December

Times: 
Necklace Making - 11am - 12noon
Bracelet Making - 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Workshop Prices: 
Workshops are £8 each or there is the option to book onto both workshops for a discounted price of £14.00 (ex. VAT).

Age:
Suitable for adults or young people 12 years+ accompanied by a supervising adult.

For more information and to book please visit our Eventbrite page. 

All materials for this workshop are provided. 

If you would like to enquire about the workshop, please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 





Cancellation policy: Please note that we are unable to refund workshop fees if you cancel your booking. Refunds may only be considered under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Heritage Manager. Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, tutor illness or circumstances outwith our control. In these instances, we will endeavour to offer you a place on an alternative course/rescheduled class, or provide a full refund.
 

Comment

Comment

NEW Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust Art Programme


Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is delighted to host a NEW art programme this Autumn 2016, full of exciting workshops and classes for all ages and abilities. Join our wonderful range of artists to try out your crafty side, discover your voice, meet new friends and have fun! 

Please click on the link below to view our full range of workshops: 

MBHT Art Programme Brochure

To book a children's workshop please visit Eventbrite below: 
MBHT Children's Programme

To book a young adult workshop please visit Eventbrite below:
MBHT Young Adults programme

To book an adult workshop please visit Eventbrite below:
MBHT Adult Art programme

To enquire about the workshops please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

 


 

Comment

Comment

Doors Open Day 2016

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is taking part in Doors Open Day 2016. 

Drop in between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September to visit the Burgh Halls and view the beautiful stained glass windows. Browse a range of community stalls and art workshops and enjoy a performance from Maryhill Heritage Choir. 

View our full schedule by clicking on the link below: 
Doors Open Day Schedule

Book onto one of our tours at 11am or 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. 
Discover the Burgh Halls, its history, its refurbishment and what's happening now. 

Book onto a guided canal walk at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. 
Discover Maryhill, the person and the dynamic history of the area. 
 

To book onto a walk or a tour  or enquire about the Doors Open Day activities, please call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager or email heritage@mbht.org.uk.

Comment

Comment

Opportunity at the Halls - Events Catering Panel

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust has been undertaking a review of catering and bar provision at the Halls. We currently work with a small panel of three caterers / bar operators and look to extend this to a panel of around six operators.

The Trust is seeking to appoint catering partners who will deliver great service and consistent quality and value for our customers.  The Trust wishes to offer a range of menus and food styles to clients including menus appropriate for dietary, religious or cultural choices.

All catering and bars operators will pay the Trust 10% commission on the net cost charged on food and beverage to the client for each event.

 

The contract term is expected to commence late summer 2016 for a period of three years.

 

The caterer will be expected to supply all heavy and light equipment required for the successful delivery of the operation. The Trust will supply access to the Halls kitchen which has tabling, sinks and ventilation only. There is no fixed cooking equipment in place.

 
To express an interest and receive tender documents please contact Melanie Farrow, Halls Manager on mfarrow@maryhillburghhalls.org.uk 
 
Closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday 5th September 2016.

Comment

Comment

Artist Opportunity

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust aims to launch a new public programme of art classes, creative guided walks, exhibitions and a range of events this Autumn 2016 and beyond to celebrate and promote the local built and cultural heritage.

We are currently looking for artists and specialists to propose and deliver an exciting range of workshops including crafts, arts, music and languages etc. for both local community and city-wide visitors at the Burgh Halls.

Essential requirements:

- Clear and confident in spoken and written English.

- Formal qualification in proposed workshop/class topic.  

- Ability to give instructions, explain concepts clearly and have a friendly and approachable manner.

- Flexible – able to deliver workshops or classes during a range of times either during the week, on weekends and some evenings (workshop times will be agreed in advance with the Heritage Manager).

- Public liability documents and relevant insurance.

- Able to provide all required materials for workshops/classes (the Trust can provide tables and chairs, however all artistic, specialist materials and equipment must be provided by the artist/specialist. Please consider this requirement in your breakdown of costs).

To enquire, please send your CV and/or covering letter outlining your interest, skills, costs and availability by Friday 22nd July by email to heritage@mbht.org.uk or by post: Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8YE. We will be in touch shortly after the deadline to arrange a viewing of the Burgh Halls and for further discussion of your proposal.   

For more information on our community engagement projects visit:

Webiste: www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/maryhillburghhalls
Twitter: @maryhill_halls

Comment