NEWS & FORTHCOMING EVENTS
At the 'art of the village - MAYFEST 2013 ART EXHIBITION
The Mayfest art exhibition was, once again, very successful at Milton of
Campsie Village Hall. Organisers were delighted to welcome Strathkelvin and
Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod, who opened the exhibition. There were more attendees
than ever this year. Milton of Campsie Art Club sold 17 per cent of the pictures
on display. The excellent craftwork also sold well. George Smith won the art
club’s prize for pictures gaining the most votes from the viewers. It was part
of the annual feast of culture, music and more in Milton of Campsie. The opening
of the exhibition is pictured below.
MAYFEST DELIGHT 2013
Our thanks go to Kirkintilloch Herald newspaper for the excellent photos.
The Village Hall Trust and the Mayfest organisers wish to thank all those
who made the Mayfest such a success this year. It would not have been possible
without the helpers who gave their time in providing refreshments, assistance
with setting up, etc. As always the 50 performers – providing pop,
classical-baroque, folk, jazz, etc. – gave a great choice and, apart from the
Celtic music night (with some astounding music), the hall was full and the
audiences very enthusiastic about what they heard and saw. In particular, the
young musicians and dancers were very well received by a very large audience.
The art workshops – silk-painting and for children – were well attended and
enjoyed. Finally East Dunbartonsire Arts Council and G66+Live must be thanked
for their essential support. Some of the young folk are pictured below.
St Andrews Fest Nov 2013
The Club once again displayed members' work at the St
Andrew's Festival: 70 paintings on the walls and almost as many on the 'bargain
Milton of Campsie Village Hall Trust promoted this G66+live Festival which
featured a wealth of varied musical and artistic talent. The ceilidh audience
enjoyed Stan Quirk singing with guitar, the Willow Moon singing quartet, Pat
Woodcock on fiddle, Calum Low on accordion, and singers Bill Forest and Rena Scott. The
Strathkelvin Ramblers sang their specially-composed 21st Anniversary Song. The Campsie Ceilidh Band
was backed by fine drumming from guest, Paddy Flaherty. The St Vincent
Baroque orchestra gave a lovely programme of Christmas Music including
audience participation with percussion and carol singing. There was exquisite Violin
playing by the rising Japanese star, Chiharu Shimano and moving songs from Davidona Pittock, Frank Mc Camley and
jazz was provided by the unique Black Diamonds Havana Band and jazz guitar
of David Findlay. They raised £72 for the OXFAM Philippines Emergency
Fund. As always,
many fine paintings from Milton of Campsie Art Club were acquired by the lucky
depended greatly on community effort. Thanks go to Anne Sharp, Mary
Bannatyne, Mia Casey, Margaret Boyle and Fiona Quirk for refreshments and to Stephen
Hughes, Andrew Morton, Barbara Mcintosh, Alistair Heatherwick and Stan Quirk for door
duty, staging and heavy equipment work.
Club Calendar 2013
a new venture the club produced a calendar for 2014, in good time to be
displayed and sold during the St Andrews Festival. We're happy to
report the calendars were much admired with the result that our print
run sold out very quickly. Thanks to members who contributed
images of their paintings and to Zak Hughen for his photographic
expertise, also George Smith who handled the design and conversions to
digital files. Later in the year we hope to produce another for
2015, in time for next St Andrews Fest. Don't miss it - it's an ideal stocking-filler at a very reasonable price.
Forthcoming Events for your diary!
art club will be staging a special exhibition of members' work in the
Auld Kirk Museum in Kirkintilloch from 3rd to 28th May 2014. We will
post further information on this important event nearer the time. This will replace the usual G66+Mayfest exhibition this year