Life in our community is looking bigger, brighter and better for the new year ahead since we benefited from Angus Council’s Community Grant Scheme award of almost £5,000. ENKCA has installed a new suite of audio visual equipment, improving the facilities available for concerts, dances, classes, lectures and conferences in the community hall.
ENKCA chairman, Bradly Yule, said, “The new sound system has already made an impact on the life of our community. It was installed just in time for our Hogmanay party which raised over £1,800 for community funds. It will be easier now for us to stage concerts and dances; that, coupled with the high capacity digital data projector and full size screen means that when we have a big audience for one of our series of monthly talks, everyone can see the screen and hear the speaker. That’s been a problem for us in the past when we’ve had a full house for guests who didn’t bring their own professional sound system.”
ENKCA’s events calendar currently includes weekly Zumba, ceilidh dancing and yoga classes and regular art group meetings. The monthly lecture series planned to restart in the new year has previously covered topics from the Mongol Rally to the history of map making in Strathmore.
Bradly continued, “We were lucky that our contractors were able to put together a high quality package for us and Angus Council’s generous Community Grant Scheme has allowed us to offer a greatly improved service to the many and diverse users of our hall.”