BARR'S COTTAGE WRITERS GROUP: OPEN DAY
Come along to this informal Friday morning get together and meet the Barr’s Cottage Writers Group. Get involved and try your hand at writing some flash fiction. Samples of the group’s work will also be on display.
CLYDESIDE SINGERS IN CONCERT
A warm welcome awaits you at this concert from community singing group Clydeside Singers. Their ethos is based on music therapy in action whilst singing for fun! Based in Inverclyde, they have sung in various locations under the charity GCAS.
COMMUNITY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT ART SHOWCASE
Community Learning & Development run a variety of art and craft classes across Inverclyde. In this exhibition, they have teamed up to showcase a selection of their creative work. Come along to see the artwork and find out how to get involved.
The story of four intriguing characters on a journey from Here to There. Brought to life with live music and movement, the audience is invited to join a curious voyage in this bespoke performance specially created for people living with dementia. Places are limited, so booking is essential.
DUTCH GABLE: ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE
A unique opportunity to discover the oldest building in Inverclyde. Try and escape the room in 60 minutes. Use your skills and mental agility to solve puzzles and riddles, find the key and get out in time! Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking required.
HILLEND SC ART CLUB EXHIBITION
Come along and see this exhibition of artwork produced by members of Hillend SC Art Club, a friendly, tutor-led group for artists of all levels, including beginners.
INVERCLYDE THROUGH A LENS
An exhibition of Inverclyde, as seen through the lenses of Inverclyders. This display is made up of local images submitted to our open photography competition.
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
The ultimate feel good show. This rollercoaster journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s will be a show to remember, featuring songs by Brenda Lee, Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and more.
MENTAL WELLBEING STARTS WEE
A selection of local nursery children have been learning about their mental health by exploring emotions through art. Come along throughout the festival and see the work of our budding artists – from mini Monets to pint-sized Picassos!
PARKLEA BRANCHING OUT: FLOWER FUN
Join us in making seed bombs and flowers from recycled materials in our creative workshops set in this beautiful outdoor environment. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and places booked in advance.
RECOVERY JAM SESSION
A peer-led songwriting and music group covering all ability levels. We share experiences of mental health and addiction issues and work together to combat these. Guitars and djembe drums are available but feel free to bring your own instrument. All welcome.
SMASH THE STIGMA
Let’s Smash the Stigma around mental health! This event showcases great arts-related work taking place in our communities, alongside informal discussions. Come for a cuppa and a chat – and find your positivity in the creative arts.
SUPER HERO STORIES
An exhibition of work produced through RIG Arts’ Comic Book Art Class, which runs for Inverclyde’s young people on the autistic spectrum and with additional behavioural needs, helping to promote artistic expression in a safe environment.
THEMED BOOKBUG SESSIONS
Free story, song, and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families.
TOOLS FOR LIVING
Take part in these short informal taster sessions led by SAMH Gateways, giving you an opportunity to experience their Tools for Living personal development workshops in community venues across Inverclyde.
WELCOME, MY SON
Welcome, My Son is a unique interpretation of Frankenstein; as told through the monster’s eyes. Seamlessly melding the disciplines of Chinese pole, physical theatre and storytelling, Phil Hardie explores the Mary Shelley classic in a new and exciting way.
YOUR VOICE ART CLASS: OPEN DAYS
Come along and join us throughout the festival at our art class open days. We’ll be producing paintings and drawings exploring the theme of stigma. All welcome!