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.

Other Events at East Kilbride Arts Centre

LD in HD

LD in HD

4th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Local artist Les Donaghy has quickly established himself on the contemporary art scene, his latest exhibition LD in HD will be on display in East Kilbride Arts Centre this October!
Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here

Scott Gibson: Anywhere But Here

20th October 2018
Award-winning comedian Scott Gibson is back on the road with his eagerly anticipated third solo tour, Anywhere But Here. Catch him at East Kilbride Arts Centre on Saturday 20th October!
Small Town

Small Town

25th October 2018 - 27th October 2018
Small Town is a theatrical feast of laughs and scares, it invites the audience to bear witness and decide the fate of its fearful cast! Catch it if you dare at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

14th November 2018 - 17th November 2018
New Victory Players are excited to bring Charles Dickens much loved story Great Expectations to the East Kilbride Arts Centre stage between the 14th & 17th November!
Robinson Crusoe (the truth)

Robinson Crusoe (the truth)

22nd November 2018 - 24th November 2018
Join the EKO Players for a fun filled adventure of song, dance and laughter when they bring Robinson Crusoe (the truth) to East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Peter Pan

Peter Pan

28th November 2018 - 16th December 2018
Turn right at the second star and fly away to Neverland with Studio32 and their much loved panto, Peter Pan at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Waiting for Gabriel

Waiting for Gabriel

21st December 2018 - 23rd December 2018
Running Late Theatre Company present Waiting for Gabriel, an original heavenly comedy at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
The McDougalls: Magical Toyshop

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27th December 2018 - 29th December 2018
It’s Christmas Eve in The Magical Toyshop and Santa’s got the flu! Will The McDougalls be able to save Christmas? Find out at East Kilbride Arts Centre!

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