CHARTS - Culture, Heritage and Arts
CHARTS is the culture, heritage and arts network for Argyll and the Isles - a growing network of artists, makers, producers and spaces across the area
Response to COVID-19 - 8th April 2020
Designed to be an informal online supportive space for people to meet and share - CHARTS looks forward to knowing how members are coping and for all, to share news, hopes and opportunities.
Headroom will take place between April and August, every Tuesday at 7pm and Friday at 1pm. People are welcome to join in one session or more. There is currently no fixed end time, although gatherings are expected to be around one hour long and people can drop out of the room as desired. Kathleen O’Neill, CHARTS Development Manager, will welcome everyone.
Places are bookable, free and CHARTS is keen to know your needs, so all members book in here!
Contact Kathleen@chartsargyllandisles.org for details.
Not already a member of CHARTS?
Membership is free: sign up now at: https://www.chartsargyllandisles.org/sign-in/
Halls and Theatres
|Victoria Hall - Campbeltown||Meeting rooms, Birthday parties, Fitness classes, Catering, Weddings,|
|Victoria Halls - Helensburgh||Meeting rooms, Weddings, Catering, Fitness classes, Events|
|The Queens Hall - Dunoon||Meeting rooms, Birthday parties, Weddings, Fitness classes, Events|
|Rothesay Pavilion||Rothesay Pavilion is closed for refurbishment until 2019|
|The Corran Halls - Oban||Meeting rooms, Birthday parties, Weddings, Fitness classes, Events, Catering|
|Campbeltown Museum||Memorial garden, Events, Artefacts|
|Kilmartin House Museum of Ancient Culture||Visitor centre, Shop, Cafe, Exhibitions|
|Auchindrain Trust||Highland farm township|
|Bute Museum||Wildlife, Wild flowers, Child friendly activities|
|An Iodhlann -Tiree’s Historical Centre||Exhibitions, Artefacts, Genealogical information service|
|Oban War and Peace Museum||Photographs, Memorabilia, Artefacts|
Events and Festivals
Hundreds of major events and festivals take place throughout the year in Argyll and Bute. Most events are community led initiatives, supported by Argyll and Bute Council and other agencies such as Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Argyll and Bute has an enormous range of special events taking place each year and has a fantastic cultural scene stretching from the smallest island communities to mainland villages and urban centres.
Advice for organisers of Scottish events
Events and Sporting Activity Guidance -
Guidance for anyone booking or using council facilities for events and sporting activities
Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA) | The STA has remained on the front foot since the coronavirus crisis started to unfold. The organisation is having conversations with all sizes and types of tourism businesses across Scotland around the clock and continues its dialogue with the Scottish and UK Governments to bring about the introduction of additional measures that will prevent the collapse of our industry in the coming weeks and months.
UK Hospitality | UKHospitality represents the broad hospitality sector across the UK – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues. UKHospitality and over 200 CEOs from across the UK’s hospitality sector have called on the Government to provide immediate support for businesses.
Film fanatics will find cinemas in Rothesay and Dunoon. The Picture House in Campbeltown is community owned and is the oldest purpose-built cinema in Scotland still showing films. The Phoenix cinema in Oban is run by the community for the community. The Screen Machine, a mobile cinema, also regularly visits some of the more remote communities. The new Screen Machine Take 2 is air conditioned and seats 80. It has 35mm projection big screen with Dolby Surround Sound. It tours to Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Tighnabruaich, Islay and Mull. The Mull Theatre in the village of Tobermory has a programme of performances throughout the season. In addition, visiting companies bring opera, theatre, music of various types, ballet and other cultural art forms from time to time to various venues throughout Argyll and the islands.