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Fun at the Heart of Volunteer Hall diary

After making it their mission to secure a prosperous future forthe building, a group of ambitious residents have drawn up a packed calendar of events for Duns Volunteer Hall.

A Heart for Duns is a community group formed to ensure that the vibrancy that exists in the town is allowed to continue and to develop in first class facilities, catering for all ages

Their main aim is to show that the hall is a well used facility suitable for all manner of events and the first major event in its diary for 2014 is a Food & Craft Market on Wednesday, January 29.

The markets got going again in November with stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, jewellery, woodwork, baking, hand-crafted gifts and household goods. Doors are open 10am to 4pm.

Now becoming a regular feature on the last Wednesday of each month, the markets revive the ancient tradition of a Wednesday market that was granted to the town of Duns by King James IV through Charter of the Burgh of Duns in 1489.

The multi-award-nominated sci-fi thriller Gravity kicks off A Heart for Duns’ 2014 film season on February 7, giving local residents the chance to enjoy a screening of a newly released blockbuster movie (starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney) on their doorstep for just £5 a head.

Always a big draw, popular Hawick Folk’n’Roll band Scocha play a charity concert for Duns Rotary Club at the hall on Saturday February 15, tickets £12.50 from Duns Post Office.

And another group who always put plenty of bums on seats, Duns Players are returning to the hall on Friday, February 28, to perform three pieces by Alan Bennett. Tickets £6 on the door.

In the first steps to spruce up the hall A Heart for Duns is planning The Big Spring Clean for the weekend of February 22-23 with teams of volunteers assigned to deep-clean and paint some of its many rooms. Anyone who can spare time and/or donations of paint, brushes, rollers and cleaning products is warmly invited to join in.

Andrew Lester, chairman of A Heart for Duns, told ‘The Berwickshire’ “This is just an outline of our programme for the first quarter of 2014. The hall holds many more events on a regular basis, and there will be many additional ones as the year progresses. We want Duns Volunteer Hall to remain a vibrant venue for the whole community, catering for all ages and a variety of interests.”

If you would like to run a regular event at the Volunteer Hall email aheartforduns@gmail.com.

 

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