Scottish Labour MSP Paul O’Kane has presented the Greenock Arts Guild with a framed motion that recognises the organisation’s last ten years at the Beacon Arts Centre.
O’Kane’s motion – that was published in May –touches on the history of the Greenock Arts Guild as well its move from the Greenock Arts Guild Theatre to the “modern and innovative” Beacon Arts Centre.
O’Kane visited the Beacon Arts Centre last Friday to meet with General Manager Lesley Davidson and present her with the motion.
Commenting Paul O’Kane said:
“I was delighted to be able to finally give the framed motion over to the Beacon Arts Centre and it was a great opportunity to have a proper look at the venue again”
“I hope the framed motion will be seen by guests and I hope staff will look upon it and feel proud that they’re working for a culturally vital institution”
“I’ll continue to raise awareness of the work of the Greenock Arts Guild and their fantastic venue in every way I can and I look forward to seeing a show of some kind there soon”
Lesley Davidson, acting joint director of Beacon Arts Centre, said:
“We were delighted to welcome Paul O’Kane MSP to tell him more about our work to make the arts accessible to people in Inverclyde and further afield”
“He was taken on a tour of the centre, and we discussed our exciting programme of upcoming events and community outreach work”
“Beacon Arts Centre is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary, and we were thrilled to be recognised at the Scottish Parliament through the motion lodged by Mr O’Kane”
“We’re proud to play our part in raising the profile of Inverclyde and are grateful to Mr O’Kane for his support.”