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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14janallday26febWoman is airborne - Exhibition by Cilla TaylorMeet the artist night 17 January(All Day) Event Type :Art,Exhibition

31jan7:45 pm9:45 pmD'Arcytagnan and the Three Musketeers - All for fun and Fun for All!7:45 pm - 9:45 pm Event Type :Comedy,Drama,Pantomime,Play,Theatre

04feb10:30 am1:30 pmPoetry workshop10:30 am - 1:30 pm Event Type :Poetry,Workshop

04feb4:00 pm6:00 pmD'Arcytagnan and the Three Musketeers - All for fun and Fun for All! Matinee!4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Drama,Pantomime,Play,Theatre

05feb7:30 pm10:00 pmcornerHOUSE Film Club - Evening Screening7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Film,Social

06feb2:00 pm3:30 pmSingalong2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event Type :Singing,Social

07feb7:00 pm9:00 pmThe History of Cleaveland Road7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Talk

10feb7:45 pm10:00 pmGodspell JR7:45 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Children,Drama,Music,Theatre

14feb8:00 pm10:30 pmFolk@thecornerHOUSE - Harbottle & Jonas8:00 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Music

17feb1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Ugly Duckling & Other Stories1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Event Type :Children,Play,Theatre

17feb3:30 pm4:30 pmThe Ugly Duckling & Other Stories3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Event Type :Children,Play,Theatre

17feb7:30 pm10:00 pmTom Wateracre: I Sit On A Stool Now7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Music,Theatre

18feb7:30 pm10:00 pmWhole Lotta Comedy7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Stand-up

20feb2:00 pm3:30 pmSingalong2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event Type :Singing,Social

24feb7:30 pm9:30 pmSolve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type :Comedy,Drama,Play,Theatre

25feb2:30 pm4:30 pmFestiVOLE - celebrating the local rewilding release of Water Voles2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Event Type :Charity/Fundraiser,Social,Talk

26feb3:00 pm6:00 pmcornerHOUSE Film Club - Matinee show3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Event Type :Film,Social

04mar1:30 pm4:30 pmRelief Print Workshop! - a workshop1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Event Type :Social,Workshop

07mar7:00 pm9:00 pmAGM and Tall Tales: Local Historic and Notable Trees7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Type :Social,Talk

10mar7:45 pm10:00 pmPoetry reading7:45 pm - 10:00 pm Event Type :Poetry

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