OPEN ARTS WORKSHOPS IN MERCHANT SQUARE. BRIDGEMAN ARTS ARTISTS WILL GUIDE YOU TO CREATE A HEAD-DRESS TO BRING TO THE PARTY ON THURSDAY 25TH. FREE EVENT. MATERIALS MAY BE LIMITED SO WE REQUEST THAT YOU BOOK YOUR PLACE - firstname.lastname@example.org 07801 848 545
17.00 - THE PARTY LAUNCH STARTS AT THE BRUNSWICK STREET BRONDOLA STAGE We will be hosting Glasgow’s first Carnival Street Take-over to launch this year’s Merchant City Festival. It is a free party that is open to everyone so feel free to dress up and add some colour to the party. There will be hundreds of people in costume, large carnival artworks, musicians, stilt-walkers and other street performers.
The street party features the Bridgeman Arts “Brondola” Stage. A mobile podium for performing and showing off. Step onto the Brondola for a selfie with some of our colourful characters and talented performers. Borrow some of our costume items and masks - or simply show off your own. Live music.
18.55 - MASS DANCE PIECE - JOIN IN OR SIMPLY ENJOY ENJOY THE ENTERTAINMENT We have designed a participatory dance for the event to be performed to a re-worked version of Boccherini’s Minuet. This will be led by young performers but the dance steps are very simple and can be performed by anyone.
LIST OF CARNIVAL HEAD-DRESS MAKING MATERIALS USED IN THE VIDEO
Look out for updates on this page for other ways to participate and get involved in the summer carnival.
The head-dress/ arts workshops will take place in Merchant Square (between Albion Street and Candleriggs) between 19.00 and 21.00 on Wednesday 24th July. It is free to attend however we would hope that you come back to the festival party the following evening wearing your new creation.
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