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 or call 0845 860 1878. 





Hand Weaving Workshops

Hand Weaving Workshops
Thursdays 6pm - 8pm

Starting 23rd February


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 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.




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. 



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 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.






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 or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 

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


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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 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. 

Saturday 10th December

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).

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 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.



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 or call 0845 860 1878 to speak to the heritage manager. 





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



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 
Closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday 5th September 2016.



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 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:

Twitter: @maryhill_halls



NEW Hidden Maryhill Bike Rides

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is excited to team up with Free Wheel North at The White House to offer a heritage led bike ride.

Learn about the mystery of the Three Tree Well and discover Greek Thomson and Mackintosh designs where you least expect them on a gentle ride along the Forth and Clyde Canal and River Kelvin.

Join us on Saturday 18th June at 11am for the Hidden Maryhill Bike Ride.

Meet at the White House Inn, 1641 Maryhill Road (by the Maryhill Locks, Forth and Clyde Canal) at 10.30am for an 11am start.

To book a spot please email

Bring your own bike or let us know if you would like to borrow one from Free Wheel North. 



NEW Maryhill Guided Walks

Discover insider knowledge of Maryhill's history from one of our volunteers who grew up locally. From local colloquialisms to play areas, John gives us an insight to Maryhill's story from a local's perspective.   

The next walk dates in 2016 are: 

Saturday 25th June at 1pm

The walks begin at 1pm and last approximately one hour. If there are no scheduled events in the main hall on the day, the walk will also include a viewing of the stained glass windows in the Burgh Halls. 

Please wear comfortable clothing which is suitable for mixed terrains. In the event of bad weather, the walk may be cancelled up to an hour before the start time. If the walk is cancelled, we will contact you via the contact details you provide when you book a place. 

If you would like to book a place on the guided walk please email or phone us. 
Phone: 0845 860 1878



Exciting Opportunity at the Halls!


Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced caterers to operate the café within the Maryhill Burgh Halls at Gairbraid Avenue in Maryhill, Glasgow.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a catering partner who will deliver great service, a range of café style foods, consistent quality and value for customers. The café operator will also have the opportunity to service small scale hospitality to meeting rooms and users of the Halls.
The café is situated on the ground floor of the premises which also include a magnificent Hall, meeting rooms, a nursery and office/studio spaces to rent. Current tenants include Cube Housing and the Royal Voluntary Service and approximately 60 staff work from the Halls premises. The Halls are situated adjacent to Glasgow Club Maryhill, a busy sports club, and are directly opposite the new Maryhill Health Centre.

The licence term is expected to commence during July 2016 for a period of three years, with the option to extend for up to two further years.

The successful operator will be responsible for rates and is required to make a fixed contribution of £100 plus VAT per month towards utilities and building costs. The operator will also be required to make a concession payment to the Trust when turnover reaches an agreed level. The caterer will be expected to supply all heavy and light equipment required for the successful delivery of the operation. The Trust will supply premises and fixtures including tabling, sinks and ventilation.

An open morning will be held at the Halls on Thursday 9 June at which interested parties can view the facilities and ask questions.

To express an interest and/or confirm attendance please confirm to:


We have extended the closing date for tenders to the 24th June 2016 at 6pm



Afternoon Tea Tour offer

Book onto our tours with the Afternoon Tea Tour option: 

£3.50 - Enjoy a tea/coffee and scone after the tour and this includes a £1.25 donation to the Burgh Halls Trust. 

Tours are free so if you would like to book the Afternoon Tea Tour option, please specify during your booking. 

March 2016 tour dates: 

Thursday 10th March at 2pm - Burgh Halls Building Tour
Saturday 12th March at 1pm - Nolly Walk (a guided heritage walk along the canal walkway)
Saturday 19th March at 11am - Women of Maryhill Tour
Wednesday 23rd March at 5.30pm - Burgh Halls Building Tour

The Afternoon Tea Tour offer is available for the 10th, 12th and 19th March. 

To book please call 0845 860 1878 or email,uk




Discover Maryhill

Discover Maryhill

Wednesday 30th March, 6pm - 8.30pm

Free wine and cheese refreshments.

Discover what’s happening in and around Maryhill’s culture and heritage scene with talks and performances from local community groups: 

  Maryhill Integration Network
  Free Wheel North at the White House Inn
  Lost Glasgow
  Maryhill Heritage Group

Tickets are free and must be booked in advance. Follow this link to Eventbrite to book a ticket. 

Full disabled access is available at the Burgh Halls. 
On street parking.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

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

For more information visit:
Twitter: @maryhill_halls



Maryhill Heritage Group

Would you like to learn more about Maryhill's heritage or help us in our research of the local area? Join the Maryhill Heritage Group at Maryhill Burgh Halls.  Whether you would like to attend heritage events or help organise the group, be involved as much or as little as you like in this new local heritage group in the historic Burgh of Maryhill. 

The first meeting of the group is on Thursday 14th January 2016 at 5pm. The first meeting will involve the group getting to know each other and discussion of possible heritage activities and events. Tea and coffee will be provided. If you would like to join us, call  0845 860 1878 or email to let us know you're coming. We look forward to hearing from you!



Nick Hedges: Make Life Worth Living Exhibition

Nick Hedges's Make Life Worth Living photograph collection is on exhibition at Maryhill Burgh Halls from 5th November until 2nd December 2015. 

In 1968, Shelter Scotland commissioned Nick Hedges to document Scotland's slums in order to raise awareness of the extent of the unfit living conditions that many were subjected to. The photographer was reluctant to publicise the photographs as he wanted to protect the privacy of the young children and families that were portrayed in them. 

After nearly 50 years since the photographs were taken, Hedges has agreed to lift the restriction, allowing these powerful and emotive images to go on display.

Shelter Scotland hope to identify the people in the photographs. If you visit the exhibition at the Burgh Halls and recognise yourself or someone else in the photographs, please inform a member of the Burgh Halls Trust staff or you can contact Shelter directly on 

The exhibition is available to view at Maryhill Burgh Halls entrance courtyard between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

There will also be a sample of the photograph collection, portraying scenes from Maryhill on display in the Burgh Halls itself. These are available to view during the Burgh Halls' opening times: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The photographs are also available to view online at:

The exhibition is sponsored by PwC:

If you would like more information, please contact the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust Heritage Manager at or call 08458601878. 



Tackling Inequality

Sunday 29th November, 12pm - 4.30pm

An event organised by Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust and The Children's Wood to explore inequality in a global and local context:

Preview screening of The Divide, a documentary based on the best selling book, The Spirit Level.

Join us after in a discussion of how we can tackle inequality at home. 

This event is free, donations to Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust and  The Children's Wood are welcome. Suggested donation (payable via Eventbrite or at the event): £5.00. Advanced booking is essential. Tickets are available on Eventbrite:

The schedule:

12pm - 2pm - Talk from documentary director, Katharine Round and preview screening of The Divide

2pm - 2.30pm - Break for free refreshments and browsing of local community stall

2.30pm - 3.30pm - Talks from David Walsh, Centre for Population Health and Carol Craig, Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing

3.30pm - 4.30pm - Workshop - Make My Council Fair

Suitable for adults. 
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Disabled access available in the Burgh Halls. 
Limited on street parking available by the Burgh Halls. 

This event is organised in partnership between Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust and The Children's Wood. 

The Children's Wood: