A fun day out for all the family. The line-up includes live music, kids activities and inflatables, a live wrestling show, food and market stalls, and much more.
A carnival parade will kick start the event and leaves City Park, Alexandra Parade at 12 noon. Come join the fun!
Many East End community groups are involved in the Alexandra Park festival be it the parade or the festival itself – these include Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, Urban Fox, FARE, Royston Youth Action, Milnbank Housing Association, PEEK, Platform’s Art Factory, RAPA and Rosemount Learning Centre.
In addition, there will be a day of fun at the Cycle Hub (by the bowling greens). It is all free. There will be food, music, an inflatable slide, bouncy castle, tennis and cycling activities including a bike maintenance drop in session. Also 12 noon until 4pm.
Pedal on Parliament is a free, family friendly event on Sunday 23rd April at 1pm (gathering from 12:30pm). It’s a short ride from Glasgow Green (McLennan Arch) to a demo in George Square. It’s on closed roads so even wee kids can ride/skate/skoot along. You can join in on your own bike or a hire bike (there’s a free offer on the day – see below). Alternatively, you can walk the route (if you get down the front for 1pm).
A borrow-a-bike-for-free scheme has arrived in Glasgow’s East End. It’s the ideal chance to indulge in cycling fever, following on from the successes of Chris Hoy and Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France, and ahead of the forthcoming opening of the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome that will be used for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Opening nights, open days, music to open your mind… There’s something for all ages during an upcoming a busy weekend (and month!) of art and music in and adjacent to Dennistoun. Here’s a selection of what’s on:
Wasps: ‘Artists’ Open Studios Weekend 2011′
As part of one of Scotland’s largest celebrations of visual art, Dennistoun Wasps Artists’ Studios on Hanson Street will be open to the public from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 1st, and 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday 2nd October 2011.