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Colvend Public Hall

Colvend Public Hall Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD

Registered charity SCO 47442

Chairman: Robert Dinwiddie dinwiddie@btinternet.com

Colvend Public Hall was built in 1933 by fund raising within the local community. It is owned by the community and is operated on their behalf by a management committee, supervised by a group of trustees. The Committee normally meets most months but on different times of the month to accomodate the various committee members. Everybody in the community is entitled and welcome to attend any meeting - just come along.  Every local organisation is entitled to a place on the management committee. 

The Hall has a stage, excellent acoustics free WiFI, and a sound system including a hearing loop.  It has an up-to-date kitchen.   It has recently had the floor stripped and resealed.  With redecoration that took place last year the Hall is looking particlarly attractive.  It is suitable for concerts, private parties or wedding receptions.  There is ample parking.

For enquiries and to book the Hall contact the Bookings Secretary John Coates email:  john_coates00@hotmail.com

 

Naturally regular events are currently suspended.  In normal times these take place.

The principal  regular event is the Colvend Produce and Makers Market. This takes place every fourth Saturday of the month from March to November from 10.00am to 2.00pm.   Last year saw its 10th Anniversary.    A wide variety of local produce and crafts are  on sale.  Admission is free and refreshments  are available.  If you are a producer and want to know how to participate please telephone Annette Need 01556 630490 or email annetteneed@btinternet.com.

For Badminton players the Colvend & District Baminton Club Badminton Club meets most Wednesdays, except August, from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.  If you want to have fun and be active come along.  Even if you have never played before come and have a go. New players are welcome. It only costs £2.00 per session for adults and £1.00 for children.   Ring Andrea Robb 0771 375 1987 for more information but you can just turn up and borrow a racquet.

The largest event of the year is the Colvend Southwick and Kirkbean Parish Church Sale.  This has been running for over 100 years and takes place on the second Thursday of August each year.  Sadly the 2020 sale is cancelled.  The next date is 12th August 2021.  There is more information here.

Most years Colvend Public Hall hosts a Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival event.  Last year it was the award winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis and his trio featuring Dumfries-born Ron Percy on bass and guitar wizard Nigel Clark.