GENERAL COMMUNITY ARTS EVENTS
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Virtual Mayfest 2020!
This year the ever-popular Mayfest festival of music and art will
be going virtual in view of the coronavirus restrictions
currently in force. This is not to be missed and features amongst other
things a most impressive art display. Feast your eyes! Here's more
information along with details how to access:
Virtual Campsie MAYFEST!
To overcome the Covid Lock-down, a Virtual Campsie MAYFEST of Music and Art will be held up to end
of May on the Campsie Fest Facebook and Twitter pages. See https://www.facebook.com/campsiefest/
and https://twitter.com/CampsieFest .
This ambitious wee local festival includes: A virtual Campsie Countryside Walk (plus a ‘capture this’
challenge!), virtual Art Exhibition, A virtual Children’s Art Workshop with professional artist Derek
Gray, Virtual Concerts of Jazz, Classical, previous footage of Campsie Ceilidh Band and Campsie
Scottish Folk Players and a virtual Young Performers’ Concert.
A video of Campsie countryside walks is posted from now, plus great scenes from previous
MAYFESTS. Each day images from different areas of the village will encourage people to walk here. A
‘capture this’ challenge is hosted, with people encouraged to submit their own photos of the
locality (send to: [email protected])
The virtual art exhibition will include images of artworks by local artists – hosted from 17th May for two
weeks. It will contain some information about the artists’ inspirations, materials etc.
A video of a children’s art workshop with Derek Gray will be posted next Monday - It’s a great new
video! Children will love it. Children are also asked to send in their own artwork which on 30th -31st will
be posted on the Facebook and Twitter.
Virtual concerts will revolve around the Allander Jazz Band, The Milngavie Chamber Strings, the
Campsie Ceilidh Band and Campsie Scottish Folk Players showing videos etc. from previous
A virtual young-performers concert will be on May 30th and 31st, involving previous performers. Local
groups and music schools are asked to get performers to send videos or images by the 29th May.
Performances e.g. music, dance, magic, comedy etc. Send to [email protected] Performances
will be shared on the Facebook and Twitter, forming a ‘virtual concert’ - showcasing young local talent.
****** Return of
the Mayfest in 2019!*****
MAYFEST 2019 - THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MAYFEST YET
MAYFEST 2019 presented interesting and high quality art and music. This
free event attracted record numbers of visitors who donated generously
to the Village Hall Trust.
Thanks to grants from Milton of Campsie Community Council, Milton of
Casmpsie CooP and East Dunbartonshire Arts Council, most of the running
expenses were covered.
The dedicated team of festival organisers and administrators are to be commended and thanked for their efforts.
The Hall events started with a concert given by 15 young folk,
supported by an audience of 60. The children’s performances included
sax, guitar and clarsach, with Gaelic singing and both modern dance and
traditional ballet dance acts. The classical chamber music concert by
the Milngavie Quartet and friends and the ARCARA recorder group
attracted large audiences as did the ever-popular Jazz afternoon, with
The Black Diamonds Havana Band.
In regard to the Art side of the festival, 54 exceptional art
works from M of C Art Club members and other local artists, were
superbly displayed and enjoyed by at least 300. 17% of the exhibition
pictures were sold – a great result! Finally, with professional artist,
Derek Gray as tutor, children at his art workshop produced some
remarkable comic strips. It was good to see our
elected politicians giving support, with Cllr Gary Pews and MSP Stuart
McDonald both attending events and Cllr Susan Murray, as always, being
a great help.
to Michael Boyle in being presented with the East Dunbartonshire
Voluntary Action Hero Award for his community festival organizing,
In line with its enlightened policy, Milton of Campsie Village Hall (a
Charitable Trust) again provided the Hall for free for this community
event. It was therefore a great pleasure to present the Hall Trust with
the grand total of £607 donated by visitors to help maintain the Hall.
Overall this was the most successful MAYFEST to
date. The next Hall event will be St Andrew’sFest 30th Nov - 1st Dec.
including a ‘real’ family ceilidh and a Christmas orchestral concert
with carols and children involved.