Join WestGAP for our Community Gala! A day for EVERYONE in Cessnock and beyond, to meet, eat, have fun, and find out about great local groups and activities.
All day long we'll fill Kinning Park Complex with 2 jam-packed floors of FREE activities for all ages. Including a free (or donation-based) community meal, and a party with live music and dancing.
WestGAP is an anti-poverty community group based in Cessnock. We've decided to organise this event to bring the local community together, raise awareness of WestGAP and other groups who are fighting poverty in all its forms!
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****Gala, in the Ground-floor Hall, 2pm — 5.30pm****
— Charity bake-sale, arts and craft activities, poets and music.
— Information stalls featuring local groups (and some from further away!) who are fighting against poverty in all its forms.
GAS & Rattle Library
Govan Community Project & Men’s Group
GLITCH Film Festival
Living Rent Campaign + more!
SoundLab & Sunny Govan DJ workshops
****Austerity Update Talk 4.15pm-5pm****
****Free Kids Activities, in the Upstairs Hall, 2pm-6pm****
— Free Arts workshops for kids aged 4 -12 (All instructors PVG registered)
— Chinese Arts and Crafts with Ricefield Arts
— Halloween Fun with Claash Collective
— Facepainting with Moonchild Makeup
— Plus Bouncy Castle
Ricefield Arts will be doing some fun and exciting art activities with lovely folks. You will get hands on with Chinese ink painting, make vibrant and colourful dragon puppets and venture some magical origami drills. Activities are suitable for all ages.
****Dinner by Soul Food Sisters, in the Ground-floor Hall, 6-7pm****
A delicious top quality meal for everyone, featuring both meat and vegetarian options. No booking required! Provided FREE-OF-CHARGE, but donations are also accepted!
****Party!!! in the Ground-floor Hall, 8pm — 11pm****
We'll hit the dance floor with live music and DJs, including:
Soul & Indie DJ Gavin Johnston kicks off the night followed by an acoustic interlude with poet Robert Fullerton and Adnan who plays UK and US pop and rock songs on Kurdish acoustic guitar. Then we'll hit the dancefloor with Unity Centre's amazing DJ Christelle!!!
There'll be a bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with all money raised going to WestGAP's work in the community.
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This event is being resourced by and co-organised with Arika, an arts organisation working in Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond. Arika are funded by Creative Scotland.
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If you’d like to come but something makes that difficult for you, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Cloudberry via [email protected]
The ground floor is fully wheelchair accessible a wheelchair accessible toilet. Upstairs can only be accessed via two large flights of stairs with handrails.
Kinning Park Complex have two public toilet blocks on the ground-floor, both with single stall toilets. During the Community Day both toilet blocks will be available for everyone to use.
Bus Pass Money
We will have bus pass money available for people who wouldn't be able to attend otherwise.
The Kids activities will be staffed by experienced workshop leaders. Child care will be available for those folks who wish to attend any workshops.
TRAVEL DETAILS TO GET TO KPC:
KPC is opposite Kinning Park underground station, less than a 5 minute walk/wheel from major bus routes, close to cycle routes, and has easy access on/off the M8.
Underground – KPC can be reached by underground, being located across the road from the Kinning Park underground station. There are two flights of stairs that connect the concourse and the platforms.
Bike – KPC is close to cycle routes and accessible by bike from many parts of the city. We also have covered bike parking spaces for your bike when you arrive.
Bus – KPC is at the end of Cornwall Street, off Paisley Road West, which is a main bus route. Please check bus company timetables for details. Buses along Paisley Road West include:
Arriva – 36, 36E, 38, 38E; McGills – 38; First – 9, N9, 54, 54c, 56, 56a, 90, 121, 153
Coming from either direction, the bus stop outside the District Bar is the easiest landmark. From the Paisley direction, Cornwall Street is the second right in front of you. From Glasgow city centre it is the second right behind you.
On Paisley Road West the corner of Cornwall Street is marked by the Bellrock Bar and on the opposite side of Paisley Road West by the Grapes Bar.
Or you can follow signs for Kinning Park Underground Station and walk through Plantation Park. KPC is the three-storey red-sandstone building with big windows, on the right-hand side of the smaller white prefab nursery building. The entrance is around the back.