East Kilbride Summer Fest

Summer has arrived in East Kilbride when Summer Fest returns for 2018 bringing two days of entertainment for all the family!

East Kilbride Summer Fest

About East Kilbride Summer Fest

Summer Fest is South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Summer Arts Festival especially aimed at families.

Come and join us at this year’s summer festival with a fabulous two days of fun activities, highlights will include the return of last year’s popular yarnbombing.


Yarnbombing
The yarnbombing trend isn't letting up a stitch!

Called knit graffiti in Europe, Yarnbombing has been taking place all over the world and now returns to East Kilbride as part of EKSF stitching cozies for everything from bike racks to trees.

A wonderful way of bringing the community together, yarn-bombing is done all over the world. Simply take either blankets or flowers or anything that can be knitted or crocheted and decorate the street furniture - the lamp posts and benches and everything.

Community groups, local knitting groups and individuals have been collectively knitting and crocheting bringing the traditional crafts back together. Come along and see the Arts Centre transformed!


A Great Yarn – Back Garden
Come and meet the ladies from the Great Yarn – if you have ever watched someone else crochet or knit and thought you could never do it – why not drop by and have a go!


The Wonderful Land of Oz
The Magical Mystical World of Storytelling - that grows on you

‘The Wizard of Oz’ has captured the imagination of children since its first screening in 1939 come along and join our storyteller in the magical setting of ‘the yurt’.

Arts and Crafts Activities, Garden Games, Surprise Visitors from ‘Oz’ Please make sure you book your place for ‘storytelling’ Times listed below -

12.30pm
1.00pm
1.30pm
2.00pm
3.00pm
3.30pm
Booking available on the day at ‘The Wonderful Land of Oz ’

Don't forget to visit the Wonderful Wizard’s Balloon.


Arts and Crafts Fair
12 noon – 5pm

An ideal opportunity to buy unique presents! This craft fair provides the opportunity to meet the artists, discuss their work and buy hand made products direct from the maker. Thinking about taking up a new hobby? Looking for something new to do? Why not take this opportunity to come along and see a selection of craft activities, all on your doorstep. Crafts include Stained-Glass, Woodturning, Home Made Sweets, Candles, Textiles, Knitting, Handmade jewelry and much more...

Caricatures
Artist Neil will be capturing the day’s visitors in special portraits. Will you recognise yourself?


Don't forget to visit the Events Bus, Circus Skills Workshops , Mobile Library and Face Painting. It's Free, Free , Free!


Park and Ride - Please note there will be no parking at this event. Park and Ride is available from from St Kenneth’s Primary School, West Mains Road.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for East Kilbride Summer Fest are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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24th January 2019
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Dogtooth

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2nd February 2019
Don’t miss your chance to see Dogtooth in the intimate setting of the East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 2nd February!
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8th February 2019
Don't miss The Kinks Experience when they play East Kilbride Arts Centre on Friday 8th February!
ABBA MUSIK

ABBA MUSIK

10th February 2019
Join Ashleigh and Melissa AKA ABBA – MUSIK at East Kilbride Arts Centre for an afternoon celebrating the hits of one of the greatest pop groups in history!
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The Twelve-Pound Look at East Kilbride Arts Centre is a scintillating one-act satire exploring themes of male pride and female solidarity, penned by the Scottish scribe JM Barrie.
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To mark the centenary of The Battle of George Square, the 3 China's theatre company are re-enacting the events that led towards this pivotal moment in Scottish history.
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Following their hugely successful performance last year, Andante return to East Kilbride Arts Centre with a new show in which they revisit the era of Peace, Protest and Love!
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Discover the fruits of Phil Differ's failure in this autobiographical one-man show, Billy Bremner & Me, at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
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Rapture, Scotland's premier touring theatre company presents The Browning Version, a timeless masterpiece of love and regret and the human capacity for change!
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19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
A fabulous evening of classic Broadway entertainment awaits as Studio32 returns to the intimate setting of the Arts Centre with their production of the popular musical comedy, Guys and Dolls!
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31st March 2019
Based on Oliver Sack's memoir, Awakenings, Pinter's thought-provoking play 'A Kind Of Alaska' completes Rapture's season of classic one-acts at East Kilbride Arts Centre!

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