Busy start to autumn at burgh hall

Plays, pints and coffee will feature at Cove Burgh Hall in a packed fortnight of entertainment.

A highlight of the year is the 12th Cove and Kilcreggan Real Ale Festival, on Saturday September 28.

Locals and visitors to the area will enjoy a wide range of real ales, as well food, and live music from 12 noon to 10pm.

There will be a family area and all proceeds will go to Cove Burgh Hall restoration.

The previous day, Friday September 27, another charity – Rosneath Peninsula Amenity Society – will hold a coffee morning in the hall from 10am to 12 noon.

Entry costs £2 which includes tea or coffee and home baking, with stall including bring and buy, with honey, eggs and garden produce also available.

The Mull Theatre company will call the following Friday, October 4, at 8pm with their production of Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy, the story of  a young actor armed with a notebook who turns up on the doorstep of farmers Morgan and Angus in rural Ontario, offering to work in exchange for inspiration of his play.

Finally the recently formed Peninsula Players will stage their premier production, of Eric Chappell’s comedy Passing Strangers, on Friday and Saturday October 11 and 12, at 7.30pm.

The play, a contemporary romantic comedy, takes place in the bar off the function suite of the Royal Hotel at a middle-aged singles’ evening event.

Malcolm, a cocky confirmed bachelor, and Clive, in the depths of depression just having been left by his wife, meet two recent divorcees: upwardly-mobile Julie and cynical, defiant Liz.

Malcolm is determined to break down Liz’s defences while trying to pair Clive off with Julie. But the ladies have a few tricks of their own, and Malcolm soon finds that life, like the evening, is full of surprises!

Tickets cost £8 (£6 concession) and are availabke from Cove and Kilcreggan Post Offices, Stow Away (Helensburgh), Clynder Stores (Clynder), and Eureka (Garelochhead).

Any further information required can be obtained by emailing peninsulaplayers@outlook.com