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Oran Mor

Posted by Jackie on March 8, 2008

This building looks like a church – and in fact it used to be one, Kelvinside Parish Church – but now it has been deconsecrated and is now a cultural centre called Oran Mor (which means ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’). The centre includes two bars, two restaurants and a nightclub amongst other things, and is the home of the very successful theatre series “A Play A Pie and A Pint”, where on weekday lunchtimes for the price of a ticket you see a short play (just under an hour), and (unsurprisingly) a pie and a pint of something to drink. The Oran Mor’s website is here.

I’m away for the weekend – back to answer comments next week 🙂

3 Responses to “Oran Mor”

  1. At least it stopped another fine building falling into dis-repair.

  2. Jackie said

    Indeed. I read ages ago that there is a proposal for a similar type of scheme for Lansdowne Parish Church, further along the Great Western Road, but I don’t know if anything has come of that. There is still a church community there (meeting in the church hall as I understand the church itself isn’t in good enough repair) so I think the proposal was to do up the church as an arts centre but keeping the church community on board and involved as well. Certainly there doesn’t seem to be much going on there building work-wise so I’m guessing it’s not got past the proposal stage.

  3. warriorwitch said

    this looks like a great way to pass an evening. makes me want to visit Scotland

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