Statement from the Douglas Centre Trust

The unprecedented events following the spread of the virus have left us struggling to keep up with what is possible at the cornerHOUSE. Most of our users have already cancelled activities for the foreseeable future.

As a volunteer-run activity, at the best of times we are dependent on people coming forward to make the place happen. Many of those volunteers fall into the “elderly” classification and some are also scheduled as “vulnerable”. Correctly they are listening to government advice to self-isolate.
Government advice is also for us all to avoid “unnecessary social gatherings”; which may describe just about everything that goes on at the cornerHOUSE ( although we would argue that “art” and “community” are far from being unnecessary.).
So we have taken the difficult decision to close the building for the present. All planned and booked events and activities are cancelled. The Annual General Meeting will still formally take place on April 3rd, although consultations will only be in advance in e-correspondence .

We will keep a shadow diary to preserve timeslots already booked, although this does not mean that those events will necessarily go on when things allow the centre to be re-opened. We are taking no new reservations for the present.
As far as possible we will be keeping alert to changes in the government’s guidance, and also for opportunities identified by existing partners, which may mean that the building can be re-opened for some uses. Currently we have no idea when that might be. We are also looking at ideas which may keep the cornerHOUSE ethos alive on-line
We recognise absolutely the important role that the cornerHOUSE plays in the lives of so many in our community, and the potential that it has to be so in the lives of many more. As soon as we can we aim to get back to offering that role. For now, though, we ask your patience and understanding.

Stay safe

The trustees of the Douglas Centre Trust operating the cornerHOUSE community arts centre
March 2020

Live events at The cornerHOUSE

The cornerHOUSE is back up and running with full programming including:
live music, poetry reading and workshops, exciting drama, writing workshops, comedy galore, film club, talks. All with just a hint of social distancing

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cH online continues to host a  selection of material from across all of the art forms represented at the cornerHOUSE. Go to the cH online pages to find out more.

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26sepallday07novWhere Dark Meets Light - Art ExhibitionTuesday 19th October - Meet the Artist(All Day) Event Type :Art,Exhibition,Social

19oct7:00 pm9:00 pmWhere Dark Meets Light - Meet the Artists Night7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Art,Exhibition,Social

23oct8:00 pm10:00 pmWhole Lotta Comedy - New Comedy Night8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Theatre

30oct8:00 pm10:30 pmAlistair Sherwood - Album Launch Event8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

31oct3:00 pm6:00 pmcornerHOUSE Film Club - Matinee show3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Film,Social

02nov7:30 pm9:00 pmSecret London talk by Trevor Strong7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Social,Spoken Word,Talk

07nov7:30 pm10:00 pmcornerHOUSE Film Club - Evening Screening7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Film,Social

10nov8:00 pm10:00 pmWhole Lotta Comedy - New Comedy Night8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Theatre

12nov7:45 pm10:00 pmHappy DaysEvent cancelled. Refunds will be automatically issued by Ticket Source7:45 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Drama,Play,Theatre

13nov10:00 am12:00 pmPoetry Workshop10:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Type :Poetry,Workshop

13nov7:45 pm10:00 pmHappy DaysEvent cancelled. Refunds will be automatically issued by Ticket Source7:45 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Drama,Play,Theatre

17nov7:45 pm9:45 pmCelebrating the influence of female theatre directors7:45 pm - 9:45 pm Event Type :Drama,Spoken Word,Talk,Theatre

18nov7:30 pm9:30 pmMiscast...Again!7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type :Music,Theatre

19nov7:30 pm9:30 pmMiscast...Again!7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type :Music,Theatre

20nov8:00 pm10:00 pmWhole Lotta Comedy - New Comedy Night8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Theatre

26nov7:30 pm10:00 pmRoger McGough and Stewart Henderson - Safety in Numbers7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Poetry,Theatre

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