The Gibson Street Gala – Sunday 31 May, 2015

Gibson St Gala

Gibson Street and Eldon Street, Kelvinbridge G12

12:00pm – 6 p.m.

Gibson Street Gala is the perfect way to spend a day in the lead up to the West End Festival

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water is the theme – looks out for  activities based on the elements. 

You can expect an array of entertainment and events including: children’s activities, artists’ displays, stalls and delicious food. Gibson Street has some of the best cafes, bars and restaurants in the area and local traders will be tempting you to sample their products.

Gibson Street Gala is organised by the local residents of GOW – the popular gala day takes place in the area of the West End where Woodlands meets.Hillhead. The gala offers a wide range of activities with free music stages, stalls, art displays, children’s activities, tea and entertainment in St Silas Church,  the back court at GOW,  Otago Street and Otago Lane and under the bridge. 

Children’s Activities

Lots of events for the kids – head to Otago Street for puppets, princesses, arts and crafts and more and check out the

KIdzone Otago St    
Kidzone Eldon St  
Kidzone Hillhead Primary School 

Some Events Include:

Art Fusion with over 40 artists showing and selling their work at Westbank Quadrant 

 St Silas Stage Community Stage 

GOW Backcourt

Gibson Street Main Stage  Flamenco, Singer Songwriter Rebeka Kirk and try out some belly dancing moves Woodwife, folk and blues plus the City Voice Choir

Under the Bridge

Take the steps down at the Eldon Street Bridge and you’ll find lots of fun sports activities between there are Kelvinbridge Subway Station.

Twit twoo! Hoot Owls will be offering birds of prey handling and education. The handling team  will be happy to answer questions about the birds and their habits.


Climbing Wall & Inflatable Assault Course

The Army Cadet Force will be bringing with them a climbing wall and inflatable assault course.

Laser Quest – can take up to 10 people at a time competing; shoot your way through the inflatable, fully computerised high tech guns and record your hits!
Bungee run

The Gladiator Programme are bringing a bungee run for children to enjoy this year.

 The Bike Station

The Bike Station will be  at this year’s Gala with a number of ‘bike-based’ children’s activites.

Dr Bike: Bike advice plus a basic safety check-over for any minor problems, which will be fixed and major ones diagnosed (N.B. any Gala goers who take part in Dr. Bike will have to wait while their bikes are checked over).

The Bike Station will also be providing travel planning advice and incentives to try alternative modes of travel other than the car through their Better Way to Work project.

play on pedalsPlay on Pedals a new project, funded by the People’s Postcode Trust and working in partnership with Cycling Scotland, Play Scotland, the Glasgow Bike Station and ctc – the national cycling charity.  Over the next two years the project aims to enable every four year-old across Glasgow to learn how to ride a bike.

Bring your child along to our informal drop-in training sessions in the Sports and Fitness area of Kelvingrove Park during the Gibson Street gala and let them have a go on balance bikes with one of the Bike Station’s trained instructors.

Football  – Lots of kids love football and the grass area here is the perfect location for  a game with Glasgow Life sports coaches on hand to help out.

Gibson Street Gala

West End Festival more highlights

The Singing Children of Africa Choir, Renfrew Town Hall , Fri 29 May, 2015
Glasgow Madrigirls presents: A Garden Of Delights Kibble Palace, Saturday 30 May, 2015

This section: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, West End Festival 2015

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