Bitter-sweet blow for Cumbernauld as the Cultural Forum wraps up

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 00:29 GMT on Saturday, 3rd November 2012.

CUMBERNAULD Cultural Forum, the group behind the regular arts and craft fair at Cumbernauld Town Centre’s old MacKay’s unit has announced that it will soon host an event in honour of Brian Miller.

However, the announcement of the event is bitter-sweet, as the Forum has also announced that it will be winding up all of its activities.

The Cumbernauld Cultural Forum announced the detailed arrangements for their last event in tandem with their announcement that the group would cease to meet, operate or organise anything for the “foreseeable” future.

Announcing the wind up of the Cumbernauld Cultural Forum, a measure which is suggested to be temporary, a spokesperson for the Forum said: “At our AGM last September we agreed to suspend the Forum for the foreseeable future.”

The announcement sees the Forum wind up after constituting itself in May 2005.

However, there will be one last hoorah for the Forum in the week ahead as it looks ahead to an event celebrating the lifework of Cumbernauld’s late Town Artist, Brian Miller.

Announcing the event through the Forum’s Facebook page, a group spokesperson said: “Our final event is an evening to celebrate the work of Brian Miller.

“His wife Mae will be there with her family along with a small exhibition of some pictures related to this from one primary school will also be there and everyone is welcome to attend.”

The event will be held on Friday the 9th November in the Muirfield Community Education Centre between 7pm and 9.30pm.