Wonderland birthday theme for Summer Fest
Two days of fun activities for all the family are in store within the grounds of East Kilbride Arts Centre at this year’s EK Summer Fest.
The fun-filled and completely free festival weekender, on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 is also celebrating 21 years of the Arts Centre and will take on an Alice in Wonderland theme in recognition of 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.
For local craft lovers there will be an outdoor arts and crafts fair over the course of the weekend from 12noon – 4.30pm showcasing local handmade artwork.
Come and try workshops include: pottery, arts and crafts, paper kites plus much more.
Enter the wonderful world of magical and mystery storytelling, come and enjoy a performance of legends, tall tales and stories of giants, monsters and trolls from cultures and countries from around the world. Characters, animals and monsters come alive through expert storytelling... and it’s free! Booking is available on the day.
Children can also search for Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat and Dormouse as the back garden of the Arts Centre is transformed into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And look out for what Two, Five and Seven – the playing card gardeners have done!
Housed in their own travelling boutique, Harbuck and Futtcock – Milliners of Distinction – will create original bespoke hats to order, on the spot. Kids can also explore skating and skatepoarding at the mobile skate park.
Yarnbombing also returns to EK Summer Fest this year. The whimsical knit graffitti phenommenon opens up what kniting and crocheting can be – a celebration of beauty and humour. Other attractions on offer include street theatre, street walkers and garden games, circus skills, workshops, face painting, caricatures,
Over the two days there will be performances from Feeva and the Arts Centre’s very own Anyone Can Sing choir and Tartan Taiko. And performing live on the outdoor stage will be The Jersey Boys, Soundroutes and Barbara Bryceland.
Dave Anderson, who opened the Arts Centre in 1994, returns to celebrate the centre’s 21st birthday by having his portrait painted by artist Jason Campbell. The portrait will be unveiled in the café during the summer.
Please note there will be no parking at this event which runs from 12-5pm.
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