East Kilbride Summer Fest

Summer has arrived in East Kilbride when Summer Fest returns for 2017 bringing two days of entertainment for all!

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 – 4.30pm

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...


Radworx - Skating Mobile Ramp
Here’s a great way to provide an exciting, healthy and fun activity come and experience the mobile skate park!

The ramp can be used to explore skating and skateboarding . With experienced workers on hand and free skates and boards to use – there’s no excuse! So why not come along and try your hand at a new sport.


Harbuck and Futtock – Milliners of Distinction
Housed in their own travelling boutique, this respected firm will create 200 original bespoke hats to order, on the spot. Free of charge in the interests of good old – fashioned British Style.


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

It's free

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


Take A Ride Through East Kilbride
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, 12noon - 5.00pm, indoors in the Studio Theatre

Free - please book at the box office

Daily shows at 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm

A brother and sister are with their family at an East Kilbride Festival to celebrate the town’s 70th Birthday.

While wandering around, the brother and sister are confused as to why their town deserves to have a birthday. What is so special about East Kilbride anyway? I mean, a town can’t eat birthday cake and open presents! They come across a mysterious ride that has suddenly appeared on the festival grounds. Eager to be the first to have a go they decide to jump on board!

However, they get way more fun than they bargain for when they are transported back in time to the very beginnings of ‘Kilbride’

Throughout their journey the children meet fun and fantastic characters while learning all about the history of what makes their home town so cool. From discovering ancient graves and roman artefacts, to becoming the first new town in Scotland and earning the nickname ‘Polo Mint City’, this is a history adventure you won’t want to miss.

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 12noon - 17.00pm


Workshops
Come and try our exciting taster sessions for one and all, young and old alike, there is something for everyone.

Visit our Pottery Studio, where you can paint ceramics created by our onsite potter. In our Art Room, amidst the wall to wall drawings and paintings, join in the fun of creating items to take home as a souvenir of your Open Day visit.

Let yourself be magically transported by exciting stories and characters from our storytellers.

Workshop Times - Please book at reception - these are Free

12.00pm -1.00 pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
2.30pm - 3.30pm
3.45pm - 4.45pm
OZ Ceramic City – Pottery Studio

Enjoy glazing magical handmade ceramics from “wizard of oz” a workshop for all ages take home or placed in our birthday garden.

OZ Rainbow Square – Drawing and Painting Room

Have a wonderful time creating pictures of your favourite characters from the wizard of oz or making a 70th birthday card to East Kilbride New Town and display in our garden.

OZ Kites – Rehearsal Room

Have fun making a kite too celebrate East Kilbride New Town’s 70th Birthday or to help Dorothy return home.


EK @ 70
Social History Exhibition

Spanning the last 70 years of East Kilbride history, this exhibition looks at East Kilbride through the decades; remember to book a place in the outside cinema to view archive footage of East Kilbride.

Exhibition - Main Gallery

Cinema - 12noon / 1.00pm / 2.00pm / 3.00pm

Silent Disco - in the cinema - 4.00pm until 5.00pm

Please book with reception


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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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

20th February 2018 - 24th February 2018
Quite Contrary brings a new life to the Little Shop of Horrors with a stunning new plant that simply has to be seen to be believed!
Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

25th February 2018
The Bookends Theatre Group bring some more afternoon theatre to East Kilbride Arts Centre with their production of Sunset Boulevard!
A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies

2nd March 2018 - 3rd March 2018
Join Beats ‘n’ Pieces at East Kilbride Arts Centre for an evening of song and dance from some of the most iconic films of our time!
Michelle McManus: ReLoaded

Michelle McManus: ReLoaded

9th March 2018 - 10th March 2018
Singer, presenter and columnist Michelle McManus brings her one woman show ReLoaded to East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Top Girls

Top Girls

14th March 2018 - 17th March 2018
Studio32 return to East Kilbride Arts Centre with their production of Top Girls by popular British playwright, Caryl Churchill!
Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally

22nd March 2018
Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally will perform at East Kilbride Arts Centre as part of this year's SLLC Young at Heart Festival!

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Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
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Whitelee Stroller Striders at Calderglen Country Park
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Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
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20th February 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
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21st February 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
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Dance Events you might like...

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Rutherglen Town Hall, Rutherglen
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Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld
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19th April 2018
Rutherglen Town Hall, Rutherglen
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Scottish Elvis Festival 2018
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16th Mar 2018 - 18th Mar 2018
Hilton Strathclyde, Bellshill
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Motherwell Makes Music
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16th Mar 2018 - 18th Mar 2018
Motherwell
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Exhibitions Events you might like...

Arty Mix Exhibition
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Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland
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GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered
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New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark
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Food and Drink Events you might like...

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea
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11th March 2018
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Lanark Lanimer Week
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3rd Jun 2018 - 9th Jun 2018
Lanark
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19th June 2018
Carluke
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Music Events you might like...

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Heritage Tots
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Nights Out Events you might like...

Almost a House Concert
Almost a House Concert
19th February 2018
The Hopetoun Arms Hotel, Leadhills
Sound Sense & The Hopetoun Arms Hotel present Award Winning & Internationally Renowned Guitarist Tony McManus in concert.
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
20th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
Quite Contrary brings a new life to the Little Shop of Horrors with a stunning new plant that simply has to be seen to be believed!
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Macbeth
21st February 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
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29th April 2018
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Summer Holiday Events you might like...

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GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered
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20th Jul 2018 - 4th Nov 2018
New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark
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Love’s Labour’s Lost
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21st July 2018
Bothwell Castle, Bothwell
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Theatre Events you might like...

Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors
20th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018
East Kilbride Arts Centre, East Kilbride
Quite Contrary brings a new life to the Little Shop of Horrors with a stunning new plant that simply has to be seen to be believed!
Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten
21st Feb 2018 - 22nd Feb 2018
Rutherglen Town Hall, Rutherglen
Don't miss Gone But Not Forgotten Starring May Miller, Cat Harvey and Michelle McManus at Rutherglen Town Hall on February 21st & 22nd!
Macbeth
Macbeth
21st February 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
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