Town hall marks anniversary


Lurgan Town Hall is celebrating its 30th anniversary of opening as a Community, Arts and Resource Centre and has a wide range of special events on offer to help the whole community get involved in the celebrations.

Things will kick off on Friday, November 20, with a free seniors’ concert with supper. Organised by Lurgan Rotary, this annual concert will showcase local talents in the main auditorium. Transport can be arranged by contacting Lurgan Town Hall with your name, address and telephone number.

An exclusive art exhibition by the late, great, local artist Billy Hussey will open to the public on Saturday, November 21. This exhibition will be open during normal opening hours – 10am to 9pm – and will run from Saturday 21st November until Thursday 10th December.

Saturday, November 21, will also see a brand new country show featuring well-known Yodelling Cowboy Kenny Archer and Eugene O’Dornan and guests. Starting at 7.45pm tickets will be £10 and available from the Town Hall, from Kenny’s usual outlets or pay at the door. If you require further information please call 07708 019 715 or 07904 928 396.

An exciting photographic exhibition of Old Lurgan will be on show on Monday, November 23, at 7.30pm. Craigavon Museum Services will be exhibiting photos of old Lurgan with some of their well-known characters that many will recognise! This will take place adjacent to the back entrance of the Town Hall.

An Open Mic Night with Lough Neagh Writers will take place on Tuesday, November 24, at 7.30pm, surrounded by Billy Hussey’s paintings. There will be a variety of music, comedy and readings to inspire you along with refreshments.

All popular regular bookings will also go ahead as normal but please contact the Town Hall on 028 3832 2422, 07733 128 270 or email for any of the special events.

More events are taking place for the celebrations, see next week’s ‘MAIL’ for details.