Clydebuilt Festival Glasgow, 23 and 24 September, 2017

clydebuilt fetival

clydebuilt fetival

A new free festival of Boats, Folk and Our Shared Heritage

On the 23rd and 24th of September, Glasgow will play host to the first Clydebuilt Festival at The Tall Ship, a free celebration of boats and the folk that use them for work and play. 

There will be something for everyone at the festival: whether you are young or old; an old salt or a determined land lubber, come along to see, smell, taste and experience maritime heritage as you’ve never seen it before. 

Programme includes:

Castle to Crane – a new long distance rowing race for 100 rowing boats from around the UK. 

A range of marquees filled with craft demonstrations, talks, music and activity

The Glasgow Cup – Short skiff racing for the much coveted trophy!

Saturday night Ceilidh on board the Tall Ship

Traditional boats new and old out on the water

Launch of GalGael’s new West Coast Skiff and the Tall Ship’s new Captain’s Gig

The whole festival is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday night the bar marquee will be open with bands playing until 11pm.

Watch out for Workshops for children and adults

Want to make your own game of quoits? A great activity for a child and carer to do together. Come to the Tall Ship’s workshop 23-24 September and try your hand at some joinery and rope skills. Guides will show you how to use traditional joiners’ tools and rope making techniques to make a game of quoits like the one sailors played on the Tall Ship.
Suitable for age 8+. Cost (for materials) £5/game. Booking essential. Information and bookings: at the Tall Ship or call 0141 3573699.

Want to make a lead for your doggy? Come to the Tall Ship’s workshops 23-24 September and try your hand at some rope skills. Guides will teach you how to splice a rope and tie clever knots the way the sailors on the Tall Ship did.
Suitable for age 8+. Cost (for materials) £5/lead. Booking essential. Information and bookings: at the Tall Ship or call 0141 3573699.

The Tall Ship, 150 Pointhouse , Glasgow G3 8RS


You could also become a volunteer on the festival and experience first hand the event by helping out. No experience needed. There is a job for everyone! 

For details:

Toddlers' Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Tall Ship
A Silent Voice, GFT, 27 and 30 August, 2017

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