Children’s Events West End Festival 2015
The 20th West End Festival has a wonderful programme including a fabulous range of events for children and families. Some of them are highlighted below and more can be found in the West End Festival Programme Children and Families
Nick Sharratt Family Event
20 June, 2015
A fun packed session with Nick Sharratt -one of the best loved author and illustrators in the UK. Join him for his latest picture book Fancy Dress Jungle.
Why not come along in your favourite Jungle Fancy Dress. Age 3-8 and families. Free
Hillhead Library 348 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AP
Julia and Malcolm Donaldson with Nick Sharratt
Sunday, June 21
Community Central Halls – CCH
304 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 7YE
A very special show with the creator of the children’s classic The Gruffalo. Join in the fun with Julia, Malcolm and special guest Nick Sharratt. Afterwards a book signing with Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt that will include their latest book “What the Jackdaw Saw”
Friends of The River Kelvin Gala Poster designed by local illustrator and Alice Dansey-Wright
As part of the West End Festival, FORK organises a Gala on the river every year.
An opportunity to show off, network with local people and organisations, celebrate the wonderful River Kelvin…. and have a great time!
The area around Ha’Penny Bridge House is filled with stalls and activities all day, with the accompaniment of live music, good food, and perhaps the chance to paddle down the Kelvin in a canoe.
Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper Feast
North Meadow, Clouston Street, G20
Sunday 21 Jun 2:00pm
Make haste to the Butterfly Ball and Grasshopper Feast on the Summer Solstice at the Children’s Wood in North Kelvin Meadow. Dress Code: Masked Ball, so dress as a bug or insect or creature of the woodland!
You can make a mask as simple or as complicated as you like. Learn how to make a beautiful flower summer wreath for yourselves. Bring a picnic to share with your fellow bugs, insects and creatures. Bug theme activities by Knit Wild.
Enjoy music, storytelling and other magical activities. Actor Tam Dean Burn will read the original poem by William Roscoe around 5.30pm with a live original soundtrack by Nik Paget-Tomlinson.
Free event, but donations welcome!
Na Neonachain: Alien’s Love Underpants (3-5 yrs)
In this Scottish Gaelic fun session, for ages 3 to 5 years, we focus on the story of Na Neonachain. We learn about space and the aliens’ love for underpants and then children have the opportunity to use percussion instruments, sounds and actions to mimic those in the story. Organised in collaboration with Comhairle nan Leabhraichean.
Free / 0141 337 6211
Saturday 13 Jun 1:30pm
part of www.westendfestival.co.uk
After last year’s success, the Wilton Street Garden fête is back! The Wilton Island Association is organising its second WEF event with special performances from the Sirens of Titan choir.
An afternoon of fun for all with local artists, masseuse, kids’ entertainment, barbecue, cakes and more. The theme this year is “Circus”. Children are all welcome to take part in our Circus Parade in fancy dress starting at 2.30pm.
From 1.30pm to 4.30pm
A Wee Ceilidh
The Tryst at Hillhead Baptist Church
53 Cresswell Street, G12 8AE
Free event but pre-booking essential
Come and join the birlin’, stompin’ and kicking up a hoolie in this ceilidh especially for the wee ones under 7 years old, and their families. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Refreshments will be provided. Ends 5.30pm.
Read It In A Different Language
The Language Hub Children’s Bookshop
Sunday 14 June 2015
Another chance to find out what your favourite children’s books sound like in another language. Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their grown ups. Promises to be fun and interactive:
1.30 – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Italian
2.00 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar in French
2.30 – Where the Wild Things Are in German
3.00 – Jack and the Beanstalk in Spanish
Brought to you by The Language Hub, the only registered language school exclusively for children in Glasgow.
52 Keith Court
Glasgow G11 6QW
14 June, 2015
Penny Black welcome children aged 5 to 8 and their families to a workshop on the lost art of letter writing. Children will post notes and drawings of support and friendship to a seriously ill child or their siblings – a scheme championed by “Post Pals”. Participants are provided with writing/drawing materials, postage, a keepsake to share and send as well as teacher support.
Join Penny Black for speciality drinks, snacks and fun!
In collaboration with delightful Penny Black suppliers.
Support your local Post Office!
Penny Black, 721–723 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
Free event but pre-booking essential please. Tickets in store, or by phone 0141 342 4375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and Families: West End Festival Programme
- CineRoma at Govanhill International Festival
- Dark Vanilla Jungle Websters
- The Store Interiors, Anniesland, Glasgow
- Scottish PEN Writers In Exile review by Pat Byrne
- The Magic Circus, Websters Theatre
- Cuba Libre, Cottiers
- Cottiers – Bar, Restaurant, Theatre, Glasgow West End
- Wizard’s World Tours, KelvinHall
- Songs of Love and Freedom, Kelvingrove Bandstand
- Celtic Music Radio House Concert Fundraiser for Tom Fairnie
- Lids Open Day, Kelvingrove Bandstand
- Websters Big Summer Event
- Record Fair at Nice n Sleazy
- Don’t miss the summer sale at Jasmine, Glasgow West End
- The Lansdowne Mother India Tapas review by Pat Byrne
- Have A Go – Calligraphy at The Mitchell Library
- Doc’n Roll presents: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story
- Some things want to run V/DA | Sonic Séance: The Gathering CCA
- TransEurope Café Glasgow
- Kirklee Allotments Open Day West End Festival 2019