Sea Change - A Festival by the Water
Jun 08, 2012 07:00 PM
Jun 10, 2012 04:00 PM
|Where||Cove and Kilcreggan|
|Contact Name||Ruth Wishart|
Everybody is welcomed to attend any or all of the events in this exciting new festival. Come along and join us and help make the Festival a huge success.
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Sea Change kicks off at Cove Park on Friday 8th of June with a talk from a very special sailor. Ocean Racer Jo Royle sailed a boat from San Francisco to Sydney a couple of years ago. A rather unique boat constructed from 12000 plastic bottles, hence her name Plastiki.
It could hardly be more apposite given the underlying theme of the festival, respect for our coastal environment. And we have enrolled some junior boat builders to emphasise the point.
Artist Alison Bell, co-curator of a recent Shorelines Exhibition has been working with primary school children at Kilcreggan and Rosneath Primaries on our Noah’s Ark Project. In essence we asked them to make their own little model boats from re-cycled material. These will be displayed in Cove Burgh Hall on Saturday the 10th and will be judged by Jo.
Visitors can meanwhile enjoy our Mermaid teas and tucker and afterwards watch archive film of the area and the main feature Floodtide.
But earlier in the day comes our seafaring Fancy Dress Parade. Folks in any kind of nautical fancy dress are invited to assemble at Kilcreggan Pier at 10.30 to walk along to the Sailing Club with a lead float and music. There will be prizes for best decorated wellies and brollies, individual and group costumes. There’s a very special prize for four of the older children to have a visit round a submarine.
Saturday’s also the main day for the Regatta, with class racing, plus a BBQ and live music later on.
On Sunday our junior skippers will be invited to try and float their boats from the beach across from the Burgh Hall, with a Royal Navy rib stopping any craft from going AWOL on the loch.
And, at 11.15, a free screening of the classic children’s movie Water Horse- Legend of the Deep.
At 2pm it’s the turn of members of the Peninsula Choir singing Sea Shanties on the shore beside Kilcreggan Pier, interspersed with Poetry on the Pier from local actors.
The local café will be serving suitably fishy teas. Sea Change, year one. Hopefully the first of many festivals.