The Keep It Country Show

The Keep It Country Show rocks into Brechin’s City Hall later this month.

The show features 4 of Ireland’s top stars – John Hogan, Gary Gamble, Ritchie Remo and Caitlin, is accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm Band.

 

Tickets are £20 per person and the show starts at 8pm on Saturday 15th September.

 

Tickets are now available from Joan Keith on 07786086512 – make sure you get yours as this is sure to be a great evening of musical entertainment.

 

 

City Hall plays host to Angus’s first ever Film Festival

Brechin City Hall will play host to the first ever Film Festival to be held in Angus later this year.

The event, organised by Brechin Community Cinema, is a celebration of Scottish films and films of a Scottish theme.

 

Taking place from the 16th until the 18th of November, the event is showing some fantastic films including Brave, Braveheart and Sunset Song to name but a few.

 

There’s even a late night screening of The Wicker Man for those of you brave enough to attend!

 

Tickets are on sale now so make sure you grab yours before they sell out completely.   More information about the film festival can be found at www.brechinfilmfest.co.uk

 

 

Hold on to your handrails!

Whilst all the large scale work has been taking place at the front of the City Hall these last few weeks, that doesn’t mean that smaller, equally important improvements aren’t still being made within the building.

 

BCHUG recently had much needed handrails fitted to both walls in the balcony.  This should make it much easier for members of the public to go up and down the stairs to their seat. It also gives an added element of safety and security too.

 

In addition to this the red seats in the balcony have also been fitted with shiny new seat numbers. No excuse now for sitting in the wrong seat!

 

There’s a lot going on in the City Hall……

Unless you’ve been walking about the streets of Brechin with your eyes closed, you can’t fail to have noticed the scaffolding that’s taking pride of place outside the City Hall for the last few weeks.

The work being undertaken has resulted in new windows being fitted at the front of the building.

 

Like us we’re sure you’re going to be delighted with the new look in the lesser hall and to the front of the building itself.

 

The work undertaken has caused some disruption within the City Hall but we’ve worked hard to keep that to an absolute minimum.   We apologise for any inconvenience that the work has caused but we think that the end result is worth it!

Scaffolding outside the Hall

The new windows!

 

 

 

Our year in numbers

Brechin City Hall Users Group (BCHUG) held their Annual General Meeting last night in the Hall.

Thanks to everyone who attended.

 

It’s been another incredibly busy year for the City Hall and much has been achieved.  During the AGM last night we took time to reflect as a group on just some of what’s been achieved in a 12 month period.

In the Lesser Hall we now have a new bar unit along with coolers behind the bar. The stair has a new floor covering and new lights are now fitted on the stairway. New tables have also been purchased and in addition to this, we’ve had numerous donations from the public, local clubs and organisations throughout the year. These donations have been invaluable, Thank you.

 

BCHUG also took time to recognise the hard work and dedication of not only the Trustees and Management Committee but also the volunteers who muck in on a regular basis to ensure the Hall is spick and span. They include Isabel, Laura Ferguson, Joan, Morag and Rita.

 

2017/18 has been a fantastic year for Brechin City Hall. Here’s just a summary of our year in numbers:

232 bookings

10,000 people through the shiny front door

280 hours spent cleaning the hall

 

Looking forward, we’ve started 2018/19 with a bang. In April we were awarded charity status by OSCR. In addition to this, we’ve invested in a new canopy that can be fitted, if requested, for a function.

 

We’ve also had our front door painted and fitted with a shiny new handle and letterbox which we hope everyone has noticed?!

 

It’s been hard work over the past 12 months but there’s a huge amount of pride in us all when we see how well we’re maintaining and improving what is a beautiful Victorian Music Hall style theatre – Brechin City Hall.

 

Make It Market!

Have you always fancied trying your hand at making some crafts? What about making your own jewellery, engraving glass, card making, crochet, knitting or even sewing? Well, now’s your chance!

 

Brechin City Hall hosts a Crafters Make It Market on Saturday 4th August between 12pm and 3pm.

 

Entry is free so if you fancy taking up a new hobby or craft this is the market for you to visit!

 

Proceeds are towards Brechin Tea Dance Group.

 

 

Vintage Fashion Show comes to Brechin City Hall

On Saturday 11th August, Brechin City Hall plays host to a Vintage Fashion Show.

 

The event takes place from 11am until 2pm, with a £1 entry fee being charged.

 

There’s lots going on in the Hall during the event – Stalls with vintage clothes and accessories, entertainment, tea, coffee and cakes and of course the all important raffle!

 

Pop in past and take a trip down memory lane. Proceeds are going to the Brechin Tea Dance Group.

AGM Monday 25th June 2018

Brechin City Hall Users Group (BCHUG) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday 25th June 2018  at 7.30pm.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend and hear about what has been achieved over the past 12 months  and some of the plans we have for the future.

 

If you’re interested in joining the Group in any way, you ideally need to submit an application form prior to the meeting on Monday evening. Application forms are available from our Secretary. You can email mail@brechincityhall.org

 

Any applications should be submitted by 12noon on Wednesday 21st June 2018.

A Versatile Venue!

Since moving over to community stewardship, Brechin’s City Hall has gone from strength to strength. We now have a number of groups and organisations who call the City Hall their home on a weekly basis.

 

In addition to this, the number of one off and repeat events taking place in the hall has increased significantly.

 

We’ve had coffee mornings, shows, craft fairs, farmers market, parties, anniversaries, weddings and a funeral. The list is growing on a daily basis and BCHUG couldn’t be more delighted with the level of support given both from Brechiners and beyond.

 

Most recently we’ve seen the City Hall being utilised as a meeting venue, particularly during the day. We offer competitive rates so if you have a meeting and you’re struggling to secure a venue, feel free to drop us a line!

 

We can be contacted at bookings@brechincityhall.org

 

 

 

 

Bingo Afternoon – Two Little Ducks……..

Brechin Amateur Operatic Society (BAOS) is hosting a Bingo afternoon in Brechin’s City Hall.

 

The event takes place on Saturday 23rd June, 2.00pm until 4.30pm. Tickets are £2.00 per person. This includes refreshments. Bingo books are £1.00 each.

 

Eyes down……. see you there!