Urras Coimhearsnachd Bhràdhagair agus Àrnoil (UCBA) is set to open the Grinneabhat centre in Bragar from Tuesday 17 January for 2023 with a new exhibition in place and several events set to take place over the early months of the year.
The àite-cèilidh café also reopens from Tuesday and will be open from Tuesday-to-Saturday each week from 11am to 4pm
Western Isles Association for Mental Health (WIAMH) works with adults experiencing mental health issues via its Catch 23 Support Services and members of their Artist and Writers’ Groups will be showing their ‘Seasons’ exhibition in Grinneabhat from 17 January until Saturday 4 March. The exhibition can be viewed from 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and is free.
Weekly events such as the Coffee Morning, Bragar Fitness Group and the SpeakGaelic classes also restart on Tuesday 17 January while An Lanntair return to Bragar with their Movement and Dance (Thursday 19 January) and Family Music sessions (Friday 20 January)
Seachdain na Gàidhlig (World Gaelic Week) 2023 from 20 – 25 February is funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and supported by Hands Up for Trad and UCBA is planning a series of activities throughout the week.
UCBA is delighted to have secured funding for 2023 from the CalMac Community Fund, administered by Foundation Scotland while Community Land Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Western Isles Development Trust, The Robertson Trust and HIE continue to support UCBA in its community work.
Over 320 different events took place at Grinneabhat in 2022 with over 3000 people having attended and UCBA expect 2023 to be equally as busy.