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Preserving the Maryhill Museum

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Preserving the Maryhill Museum

The Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust was established by local people in 2004 with the goal to establish and preserve the Maryhill Burgh Halls both as a historic building, and a centre for the community. Since our re-opening in 2012, the Halls have served as a space for small businesses, community events, and to display our local heritage.

The Halls have over the past 6 years put on many public events and exhibitions showing the local history of Maryhill, thereby building our heritage collection. But we need a dedicated museum space with space for our over 100 objects - Maryhill has a rich history, and we want to preserve and show it off! The collection includes paintings, medals, oral history, sound archives, poetry and photographs, and if we don’t have the appropriate space, these objects will need to be transferred somewhere else.

We want to make the history and culture of Maryhill accessible to local residents. We have applied for funding, but to be eligible we need to have 5% of funding in place beforehand. This is where you come in!

Help us reach our 5% target to carry through our plans for the museum by donating through the link on the left. The money is to design and build the museum, staffing, and for our 3-year community engagement plan. Ever penny will go to give back to the community and showcasing our shared heritage.

Because this project is for and by the community, we also invite you to come along the 22nd of May for a behind the scenes meeting on the Maryhill Museum. We’ll talk about our future plans for the museum, share ideas, and you can hear more on how to get involved and help us research our own wee part of Glasgow! Sign up and read more about the event here.

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Windows on an Industrial Past - Heritage Conference

Industrial Heritage Conference

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June 2013

Organised by Friends of Glasgow West as part of the West End Festival, and hosted at Maryhill Burgh Halls, this conference looks at the West of Scotland's astonishing legacy of industry, seen through the unique focus of the Burgh Halls collection of stained glass depictions of working people and their techniques, machinery and tools.

Full programme now available - click here for details

The price includes refreshments and a light lunch on both days, plus Sunday participants will be allocated a place on either the "Forth and Clyde Canal Boat Trip to Speirs Wharf" or the "Maryhill Heritage Guided Walk".

Places are limited so please indicate your preference when you book. 
Discounted rates available for students. 

Online booking is available here.

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Time to Tango!

A lot of Argentinean Tango will be danced at Maryhill Burgh Halls during the next month.  The Glasgow International Tango Festival will be held over the weekend of Fri 12, Sat 13, Sun 14 April see http://www.gitf.net/index.html or email glasgowtangofestival@gmail.com for further details.

There will be 6 International teachers leading workshops and performing events at the Halls.  If you have never danced tango before, why not sign up for the beginners class led by 2 Glasgow based teachers (held at Wellington Church in the West End) and then come to the Halls to experience an evening of Argentine Tango (a Milonga). 
Apart from the festival, regular Argentine Tango dance evenings (Milongas) are held on the 4th weekend of each month to raise money for arts and cultural activities in the local area of Maryhill.  The next event is on Sunday 24 March from 7pm till 11pm and there will be a free Introduction to Tango Class for Complete Beginners.
Please phone Robert on 07723 305430 or Hunter on 07808 739627 in advance if you are interested.

 

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Songs of the Trades Christmas Carol Performance - 20th December

Featuring pupils from St Charles Primary led by Maeve Mackinnon.

A twenty-minute selection of Christmas carols in English and Gaelic by Primary 5 pupils led by Gaelic and Scots song specialist Maeve Mackinnon. Please come and join us - the event is free of charge. If weather permits the event will take place in the newly formed public space at the corner of Maryhill Road and Gairbraid Avenue and if the weather is bad it will be held in the Hall.

1.30pm on Thursday 20th December

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Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga - Sat 22nd Sept

Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga        
at the fabulous award winning Maryhill Burgh Halls,
10-24 Gairbraid Ave, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 8YE
Saturday 22 September - 8pm till 11pm
Free Introduction to Tango Beginners Class at 7pm by Facundo Menendez
Entry £6 before 9pm or £8 after
 
Come along to dance or just enjoy the atmosphere of captivating Argentine Tango music. 
The proceeds of the evening, run by Robert and Agnieszka, will be used to support arts and cultural activities in the local area of Maryhill
 
The Milonga (Evening of Dancing) will be run regularly on the 4th weekend of each month and may be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday at varying times.  Introduction to Tango Classes for beginners will be run at 7pm.  For more information phone Robert 07723 305430

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Muppets in Maryhill!

It's time to play the music, it's time to re-light the lights - as film returns to Maryhill Burgh Halls for the first time in decades! 

THE GROSVENOR CINEMA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WEST END FESTIVAL, PRESENTS AN AUTHENTIC 35MM CINEMA EXPERIENCE AT MARYHILL BURGH HALLS ON 23RD JUNE AT 11AM.

The popular Grosvenor Cinema of Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End, as a part of The West End Festival,  are proud to present a community screening of the brilliant family movie ‘The Muppets’ at Maryhill Burgh Halls on Saturday 23rd June at 11am.

Tickets are only £1.00 but be there as you will see a demonstration of authentic 35m projected film. Have you ever wondered just what goes on behind that light at the back of the cinema in the projection box? On the 23rd June we will show you, using a genuine projector taken out of a Glasgow cinema that will not only be on display but will be used to show you ‘The Muppets’. Prior to the film we will also give a short talk of how 35m developed and how we have now entered the digital age.

Not only will this be lots of fun it will also be a great brief history lesson for all the family, not to mention a chance to experience a rapidly disappearing way of showing films on screen.

Ken Creelman, Cinema Development Manager for the Grosvenor Cinema said; “We are delighted to work with both The West End Festival and Maryhill Burgh Halls in bringing authentic 35m film to a unique setting for families in the area. As Glasgow’s oldest operating cinema, The Grosvenor wants to give something back to the community and showing films is still the most enjoyable family outing. We hope to do more of these screenings around Glasgow in the future but where better to start than this magnificent historic building, and as part of the West End Festival”.

Melanie Farrow; Manager of Maryhill Burgh Halls said; “Being able to bring the Muppets to the newly re-opened Maryhill Burgh Halls is fantastic – the Halls was showing films on Saturdays for children as long ago as 1910, so it’s a very appropriate location to learn about the heritage of film! We hold many different types of events here and I am sure cinema will be a welcome addition. We hope people both in Maryhill and across north Glasgow will enjoy this screening, which will hopefully lead to many more such shows”.

Ann McKechin, MP for Glasgow North said; “I am delighted that Maryhill Burgh Halls is partnering with the Grosvenor Cinema in this way. Both venues are huge assets to the local community and it makes perfect sense for local families to have use of the Grosvenor facilities right on their doorstep in the Burgh Halls. I look forward to many more screenings!”

Tickets for the screening of ‘The Muppets’ at Maryhill Burgh Halls can be purchased from The Grosvenor Cinema; www.grosvenorcafe.co.uk  0845 166 6028, or on the door at Maryhill Burgh Halls from 10am on the 23rd of June.

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Maryhill - West End Festival Events

Tuesday 5th June - Maryhill Walk (7pm)

Combining work by many of Glasgow’s leading architects, including Mackintosh, with housing from all eras from Victorian to post war, Maryhill retains a distinctive community identity and some of Glasgow’s best-kept historical secrets – including the Maryhill Burgh Halls, re-opening later in 2011.  This varied walk, led by Gordon Barr of Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, will take in Maryhill itself, the canal that made the area, and a selection of landmark buildings, stained glass and artwork – some of which no longer exist.

Further details & ticket information:

http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/49,1805/events/walk_maryhill/

Tuesday 12th June - Free Hillhead Library Talk: The Crown Jewels of Maryhill (6.30pm)

Gordon Barr takes you round Maryhill’s wealth of interesting history, centred around Maryhill Burgh Halls and their unique series of iconic stained glass windows showcasing the historic trades of the area. Hidden away for decades, the restored windows are now back on display, and full of interesting stories…

Free talk, no tickets required. Hillhead Library, Byres Road.

http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/49,1668/events/the_crown_jewels_of_maryhill/

Saturday 16th June - Canal Cruise from Spiers Wharf to Maryhill! (2pm)

Join canal historian and writer Guthrie Hutton and work your passage from Spiers Wharf to Maryhill (and back) aboard “Voyager”, exploring some of Glasgow’s canal side industrial archaeology.  A trip at walking pace that requires no actual walking!  

Further details & ticket information:

http://www.westendfestival.co.uk/49,1817/events/walk_canal_cruise/

Saturday 23rd June - The Muppets in Maryhill! (11am)

It's time to play the music, it's time to re-light the lights - as film returns to Maryhill Burgh Halls for the first time in decades! 

The popular Grosvenor Cinema of Ashton Lane in Glasgow’s West End, as a part of The West End Festival,  are proud to present a ‘Community’ screening of the brilliant family movie ‘The Muppets’ at Maryhill Burgh Halls on Saturday 23rd June at 11am.

Tickets are only £1.00 but be there as you will also see a demonstration of authentic 35m projected film. 

Further details:

http://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk/updates/muppets-in-maryhill.html

 

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First Tango Milonga a great success!

A fantastic night at our first regular Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga on Saturday night, raising over £300! 

The next evening is on 23rd June, with a class for beginners before the start of the main milonga - get in touch for more details!


The events will raise money for our Burgh Halls choir - led by Maeve Mackinnon, who you can hear singing in a brief excerpt during the video clip.

Find out more about the choir, and how to get involved, here:
mbht.org.uk/choir

Video Clip:

Photo Gallery:

 

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Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga - Saturday May 26th

Grand Charity Argentine Tango Milonga      

at the fabulous award winning Maryhill Burgh Halls,

10-24 Gairbraid Ave, Maryhill, Glasgow G20 8YE

Saturday 26 May - 8pm till 11pm

Entry £6 before 9pm or £8 after

Come along to dance or just enjoy the atmosphere of captivating Argentine Tango music.The proceeds of the evening, run by Robert and Agnieszka, will be used to support arts and cultural activities in the local area of Maryhill.

The Milonga will be run regularly on the 4th weekend of each month and may be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday at varying times.

Classes for beginners by Robert and Agnieszka will commence in July during the hour before the milonga.

"Clean Plates Cafe" - part of the Grassroots Organic family - will be open for light bites and refreshments.

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Opening Events Roundup

Thanks to the hundreds of people who came along to the various events and make our re-opening week such a success.  Here are some of the highlights...

Maryhill Burgh Halls officially re-opened last week - with the descendants of many of those who attended the original opening in 1878 in attendance, 134 years to the day.

Andrew Robertson, Great-great Grandson of the Provost who originally opened the building in 1878, Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Cultural and External Affairs, Irene Scott, Chair of Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, and Glasgow’s First Citizen, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Bob Winter cut the cake using the original ceremonial silver key first used to open the Burgh Halls 134 years ago to the day.

Maryhill celebrated the official re-opening of its much-loved Burgh Halls buildings with a series of free events celebrating its rebirth as a community hall, business centre, nursery, cafe, exhibition and recording studio spaces.  

Events included a free lunchtime concert with award-winning classical musicians, an open rehearsal featuring Glasgow Orchestral Society, a free tea dance in the Hall, a party organised for young people from nearby East Park, a formal evening opening ceremony, and a free public Open Day with tours, talks, music, performance, dance and ceramic workshops, and even a vintage fire engine in attendance.

The open day included a performance with award-winning singer Maeve McKinnon, accompanied by children from two local primary schools, as well as local adults, singing songs about the trades depicted in the historic stained glass windows. 

Several hundred people from Maryhill and beyond were welcomed to the historic buildings for these events.

 

Monday's Free Lunchtime Concert

Featuring:
Barbara Downie, Violin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Havilland Willshire, Piano, Dean of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and
Jamie MacDougall, Voice, Presenter BBC Scotland

Featuring:Barbara Downie, Violin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,Havilland Willshire, Piano, Dean of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, andJamie MacDougall, Voice, Presenter BBC Scotland

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Tuesday's Free Tea Dance with Willie and Anne

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Thursday Evening's Re-opening Ceremony

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Saturday's Open Day 

 

Building tours, music 
performances, exhibitions, talks, activities, ceramics workshops, demonstrations, plus vintage and modern fire engines on display.

The day included the Songs of the Trades Choir Performance -  Featuring award-winning singer Maeve McKinnon - a concert comprising 2 local schools and a community singing group, with a selection of songs entirely a-Capella in English, Scots and Gaelic.

 

Video Highlights:

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Some of the press coverage for the events...

BBC News: Revamped Burgh Halls Set to ReOpen
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-17853013 

Evening Times: Social hub reopens after £9.2m renovation
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/social-hub-reopens-after-92m-renovation-historic-burgh-hall-is-set-to-serve-maryhill.17409196 

BBC Radio Scotland: Good Morning Scotland

Halls Manager Melanie Farrow and Andrew Robertson, great-great-grandson of the Provost of Maryhill that first opened the building in 1878, on Good Morning Scotland (feature appears approx. 54 mins in):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01ghg1c/Good_Morning_Scotland_26_04_2012/ 

 

Maryhill Burgh Halls in 1908:


Maryhill Burgh Halls in 2012:


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Event: SensoryO - Opera for Toddlers!

 

Come with us to a magical, night-time world, take a train ride through the jungle, and meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars…

Following the phenomenal success of BabyO, Scottish Opera’s groundbreaking show for 6 to 18 month olds, SensoryO is a brand-new interactive performance for toddlers and their carers. Aimed at kids between the ages of 18 and 36 months, this 30-minute show is rich in sound, rhythm and music.
The set is inviting and tactile and, with its unique audience in mind, it introduces toddlers to live performance in a relaxed and intimate environment. Featuring a mixture of live and recorded vocal music and percussive sounds, SensoryO also uses smells, textures, actions and simple but striking visuals to inspire the imagination and bring the adventure to life.

TICKETS £12 (1 adult and 1 toddler)
Additional adult tickets can be purchased for £7.
 
Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
4 11 12 May 11.30am & 1.30pm
5 May 10am & 11.30am
Tickets: Glasgow Club Maryhill, 34 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8YE
Tel: 08444 771 000

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Re-Opening Week Events in Late April

To celebrate the re-opening and completed restoration of the 134-year old Maryhill Burgh Halls, we are delighted to announce a series of free public events in late April - please come along to see the building, and what’s on offer!

Lunchtime Concert Performance

Monday 23rd April 2012 - 1pm - Free -
Featuring:
Barbara Downie, Violin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,
Havilland Willshire, Piano, Dean of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and
Jamie MacDougall, Voice, Presenter BBC Scotland
The programme is:
Sonata No. 3 in E Major by David Foulis 
Allegro-Largo-Allegro non troppo
Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams
5 Melodies Op. 35 by Serge Prokofieff
Andante
Lento, ma non troppo
Animato, ma non allegro
Allegretto leggero e scherzando
Andante non troppo
Selection of Scottish songs arranged by Franz Joseph Haydn

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Open Rehearsal with Glasgow Orchestral Society

Monday 23rd April 2012 - between 7pm and 9pm - FREE

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Tea Dance with Willie & Anne

Tuesday 24th April 2012 - 1pm - 3pm - Free

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Building Re-Opening Day - FREE

Saturday 28th April - 10am to 4pm
Building tours, music 
performances, exhibitions, talks, activities, ceramics workshops, demonstrations, plus vintage and modern fire engines on display.
Including:
Songs of the Trades Choir Performance - FREE - 2pm
Featuring award-winning singer Maeve McKinnon - a concert comprising 2 local schools and a community singing group, with a selection of songs entirely a-Capella in English, Scots and Gaelic.

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Free Building Tours - Book your place now! [Updated]

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust would like to invite you to take a tour of the completed Maryhill Burgh Halls and see what we’ve spent the last few years working towards, and see what facilities are available.
Parts of the building aren’t open to the public on a daily basis, but we are keen to give people a chance to get in for a proper look around.
We’re running guided tours of the entire building - these are completely free, but places are limited, so we need to ask you to book a place in advance. Tours will last around 1 hour.

When:
Thursday 21st March @ 2pm
Thursday 4th April @ 2pm
Thursday 18th April @ 2pm
Thursday 25th April @ 2pm
Thursday 2nd May @ 2pm

Other dates will be added soon! If you have a group of people that would like to see round, contact us to arrange a specific time and date.

Where:
Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, G20 8YE. Our new entrance is via the courtyard we share with Maryhill Leisure Centre - enter through the Firemen Gates in the archways halfway up Gairbraid Avenue. We’re on the right.
Please Book!
Please let us know the date & time you’d prefer, and how many places you’d like to reserve. Please email us on info@mbht.org.uk or ring 0845 860 1878, leaving a contact phone number or email address.

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We need your help: Maryhill Music Project

 

How would you like to help design the Maryhill Burgh Halls new Youth and Community Music programmes ? 
Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust wants to hear from you about the sort of musical events and activities you would like to take part in.
By completing this short online survey you can help ensure you get the programme of events and activities that you want. 
 
We want to hear about your current experiences of music and culture in the North Glasgow area, and what you'd be interested in finding out more about, or possibly getting involved in. Is there anything that's stopping you at the moment?
Given the chance, is there anything - from performing, to recording, from the artistic side right through to the technical behind-the-scenes stuff that you've always wanted to do?
 
Think big: the sky's the limit!
Please help us develop a meaningful and exciting programme of events by completing our online survey, which can be accessed via the link below. It's just 5 questions, and will only take a few minutes. Thank you!
 
 
For further information please contact:
Christopher Gray

 

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Heritage Trade Taster Workshops - October 2010

Pictures and video from a series of heritage trade taster workshops, giving participants an opportunity to learn about joinery, slate & leadwork, and stonecarving and masonry work. There were also some chances to get some hands-on experience of doing some slating, plus helping with the restoration of the Halls itself by doing some pointing-work...

The three workshops were attended by 30 primary 7 pupils from a local school, students from Glasgow Met College, and a range of interested local adults, aged between 20 and over 80!.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryhillburghhalls/sets/72157625109109866/

Heritage Trade Workshop from Maryhill Burgh Halls on Vimeo.

4 minute video showing some of the highlights of the third workshop

The feedback from the workshops was overwhelmingly positive, as was the level of interest people had in finding out more about both the trades demonstrated, and the Burgh Halls project in particular. One comment in particular drew attention to the benefit of discussing heritage trades and techniques against the background of a specific building and project, helping put the information in a relevant context.

The final word goes to one of our primary participants, who said:

“I’d like a job like this in the future”

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Doors Open Days Maryhill Walks 2010

The two walks for Doors Open Day 2010 seemed to be very popular. You can see what you missed in some of the images below, and a video of a short extract from part of the walk. 

Book early for next year's Doors Open Days, and keep an eye out on the website for other walks and events relating to the Burgh Halls and Maryhill in general.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryhillburghhalls/sets/72157625003205838/

Excerpt from Maryhill walking tour for Doors Open Day 2010 from Maryhill Burgh Halls on Vimeo.

3 minute excerpt from Doors Open Day's Maryhill tour on Saturday 18th September 2010.
This excerpt, from the portion of the tour at Maryhill Locks and the Kelvin Dock, gives a flavour of what the tour was like. It's unedited, and the tour guide didn't know he was being filmed, so be kind...!

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