Dunoon Burgh Hall Trust - Dunoon Cultural Amassadors Primary 2019

Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD, Argyll & Bute

Dunoon Burgh Hall has been at the heart of the community since it was funded and built in 1874 by the town’s people. The most important civic building in Dunoon, and Argyll’s only theatre when it was built, it acted as the Town Hall and provided spaces for meetings, weddings, dances and games. Falling into disrepair, it closed for 25 years until 2009 when it was rescued, reopened and work began to plan its ultimate restoration into a much-needed arts-led venue and destination. Dunoon Burgh Hall re-opened in June 2017 as a community arts hub with museum standard gallery spaces, workshops, theatre with original stage and balcony, café and meeting rooms. The Burgh Hall aims to engage our local community with a year-round programme of exhibitions celebrating national and international artists; live events; festivals; and productions which engage audiences in exciting, unexpected, challenging and innovative ways. Dunoon Burgh Hall is in the heart of a community that has been identified as an area of disadvantage. Dunoon is classed as a small town and is at the heart of a rural community which stretches across the Cowal Peninsula. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation indicates that the Dunoon area suffers from below average wage levels and high levels of access deprivation, which have a disproportionate effect on young people in their transition to adulthood. The group submitting photos are the Dunoon Cultural Ambassadors - aged 10 - 14.