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October 2017

‘BE,IT,H,ERE? mystery trail

3rd October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 28th October 2017 @ 1:00 pm
£1

Why not have a go at our town mystery trail?  Clues are available now from the Townhouse and Beith Library which will lead you on a tour of the town centre solving a series of clues. You can complete the trail at any time which suits you so long as completed forms are handed in to the Townhouse by Saturday 28th October. Suitable for all the family to have a go. The best entry will win cinema vouchers, so pick up…

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Beith 1820 – 1911

16th October 2017 @ 8:00 am - 31st December 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Our new exhibition depicting Beith from 1820 to 1911 is now open on the ground floor. This will run until the end of the year and as well as a timeline of events in the town has a wide variety of Victorian objects on show including military regalia, costumes, kitchen utensils and games and toys. Admission is free and the exhibition will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 4 and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to…

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“The Wrong House: the strange tale of Mary Arden’s Farm”

18th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map

Our speaker for October, Simon McGrory, will be known to many for his role with the Garnock Connections project. Previously he worked at a living history project in England based at the farm owned by the family of Mary Arden, the mother of William Shakespeare. This promises to be an entertaining evening as Simon talks about his experiences farming as they would have in the 16th century as well as the remarkable story of how the Shakespeare Trust realised they…

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Coffee Morning and Book Sale

28th October 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Another opportunity to enjoy the delicious home baking and warm hospitality of the Townhouse as we hold another coffee morning in aid of funds. At the same time we will have a selection of books for sale. Admission to the book sale is free. Please support this event and help us keep this important listed building open.

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November 2017

QUIZ NIGHT

10th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Beith Bowling Club, Boghead
Beith, United Kingdom
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£2

Friday 10th November in Beith Bowling Club. Maximum of 4 in a team. Cost: £2 per person. Prizes for winning team members plus wooden spoon for team with lowest number of points.    

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REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

11th November 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Auld Kirk, The Cross
Beith,
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FREE

Once again we are holding a service in the grounds of the Auld Kirk to remember all those who have served during the 2 World Wars and 226 wooden crosses have been placed. Service will be led by Rev. R Macdonald and others taking part are: Piper Harry Ellis Bugler Robert Jamieson Poetry Readings by Fergus Highgate & Gordon Wilson The names of all those on the war memorial will be read out. At the end of the service everyone…

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BEITH REMINISCENCES with JIM THOMPSON

15th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Our November speaker, Jim Thompson has a wealth of stories about the town and also the Townhouse as he worked both in the Library and the Registrar's Office when they were based there. As this will be our last talk of 2017 there will be a glass of wine and nibbles served during the evening. All welcome although there will be a £2 admission charge for those who are not members of Beith Cultural & Heritage Society.

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December 2017

Christmas Concert featuring Garnock Valley Community Concert Band

15th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parish Church Hall, Kirk Road
Beith,
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£5

We are thrilled to announce that the Garnock Valley Community Concert band are holding their Christmas concert this year in Beith and are generously donating part of the proceeds to the Townhouse. The band play a wide variety of music so there is sure to be something to suit all tastes. As well as the concert band there will also be guest appearances by the choirs of Beith and Gateside Primary Schools. Festive refreshments will be served.

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January 2018

“Stories from Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club” – Donald Reid

17th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Our first talk of 2018 will be about Rabbie Burns and the Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club. Donald Reid is well known for his Burns recitations and love of poetry so this is sure to be an entertaining evening. Refreshments included. This event will be held in the upstairs room of the Townhouse so unfortunately will not be accessible to anyone unable to manage the stairs. Admission is free to member of Beith Cultural & Heritage Society; otherwise £2.

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February 2018

Garnock Valley Family History Group

5th February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beith Townhouse United Kingdom + Google Map

For anyone interested in researching their family history our very informal meetings are an opportunity to share ideas, ask for advice, and talk about our research. Everyone is welcome regardless of experience. Admission is free to members of Beith Cultural & Heritage Society; otherwise £2.

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