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