Final preparations for Bearsden’s first Festival

New Kilpatrick Church,  Rev Roddy Hamilton he is organising Bearsden's first Festival 'Photo by Emma Mitchell'18/6/13

New Kilpatrick Church, Rev Roddy Hamilton he is organising Bearsden's first Festival 'Photo by Emma Mitchell'18/6/13

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The final touches are being made to ensure that Bearsden’s first ever Arts Festival will be a great event for everyone to enjoy.

The festival, being run by Rev Roddy Hamilton of New Kilpatrick Church, will include an Arts and Crafts Trail on Saturday, September 14 from 10am to 4pm, which has been organised by Rosie Small.

There will be a Wee Art Exhibition, ‘wee’ refers to the size of the work on display rather than the size of the exhibition. Local artists will have a variety of small framed paintings for sale.

There will be displays and practical demonstrations by a team of lacemakers.

For anyone who has ever fancied learning how to weave and spin Jean Mabon from the Weavers Guild will be demonstrating loom weaving and spinning, there will also be woven and felt items on display.

There will be cardboard looms for people to try weaving.

Expert embroiderers will display their work and hold practical demonstrations.

Experienced knitters will be on hand to show that knitting can be fun and funky. They will have a display of scarves, bags and mug warmers.

Stained glass expert Susan Gilmour will give a practical demonstration and potter, Anne Morrison, will be working with wet clay to handbuild large pots and clay and wood sculptures.

There will be a display of handmade doorstops/animals with demonstration and visitors can make their own finger puppets.

Rosie Small, watercolour artist, and Moira Reeve, acrylic painter, are going to sell cards with all proceeds going to fund another Bearsden Festival next year.

There will be a display of vintage china cakestands/candles in teacups and children can take part in a fun spider trail around the shops at Bearsden Cross and there is a prize for the best spider.