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

Times Are A-Changing: Songs of Peace, Protest & Love

Times Are A-Changing: Songs of Peace, Protest & Love

2nd March 2019
Following their hugely successful performance last year, Andante return to East Kilbride Arts Centre with a new show in which they revisit the era of Peace, Protest and Love!
Philip Differ: Billy Bremner & Me

Philip Differ: Billy Bremner & Me

7th March 2019 - 8th March 2019
Discover the fruits of Phil Differ's failure in this autobiographical one-man show, Billy Bremner & Me, at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
The Browning Version

The Browning Version

10th March 2019
Rapture, Scotland's premier touring theatre company presents The Browning Version, a timeless masterpiece of love and regret and the human capacity for change!
E15

E15

13th March 2019 - 14th March 2019
Brand new theatre company, Gap Yah productions, makes its performance debut with E15, a bold and pertinent piece of theatre examining the Focus E15 movement.
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

19th March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
A fabulous evening of classic Broadway entertainment awaits as Studio32 returns to the intimate setting of the Arts Centre with their production of the popular musical comedy, Guys and Dolls!
A Kind Of Alaska

A Kind Of Alaska

31st March 2019
Based on Oliver Sack's memoir, Awakenings, Pinter's thought-provoking play 'A Kind Of Alaska' completes Rapture's season of classic one-acts at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
Start!

Start!

6th April 2019
If you are lover of The Kinks, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, The Small Faces and the revival tunes of Secret Affair and The Jam then don't miss Start! at East Kilbride Arts Centre!
The Slab Boys

The Slab Boys

11th April 2019 - 13th April 2019
John Byrne's classic tale, set in Glasgow's rebellious 50's is brought to East Kilbride Art Centre, by Tranquil Entertainment this April!
Paper Memories

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14th April 2019
Jabuti Theatre's Paper Memories, at East Kilbride Arts Centre, is an exhilarating performance for children aged 7+ about migration, identity and the power of memories.
Ewan Macintyre Band: Road Junkie Album Tour

Ewan Macintyre Band: Road Junkie Album Tour

19th April 2019
Inspired by two years of intensive touring across Canada and Europe, Ewan Macintyre Band bring their Road Junkie Album Tour to East Kilbride Arts Centre on Friday 19th April!
Jamie MacDonald - Designated Driver

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20th April 2019
Don't miss an evening of foot to the floor comedy at East Kilbride Arts Centre courtesy of that funny blind guy, Jamie MacDonald!
The McDougalls Safari Adventure

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21st April 2019
Get ready to GO WILD with The McDougalls as they bring their brand new live show, Safari Adventure, to East Kilbride Arts Centre on Sunday 21st April!
For Matrimonial Purposes

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25th April 2019
With a few heart felt confessions and a love triangle or two you're sure to be laughing until your belly hurts when EKO Players bring 'For Matrimonial Purposes' to East Kilbride Arts Centre!

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