Sunday, June 26, 2022

Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park was transformed into a free harvest-themed festival

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Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park has been transformed this weekend for a festival hosted as part of a £7million harvest-themed project being staged across Scotland this year.

Live music, street performers, storytelling and art installations will be featured alongside booths and workshops on food farming and climate protection projects, initiatives and movements.

On the festival site is a 10-meter-tall art installation made of “growing cubes” with living vegetable plants growing inside.

Similar cubes are also being sent across the country as part of the Dandelion project, which runs until September when another free festival is held in Inverness.

Along with specially created “edible farms,” ​​the cubes aim to help transform unused and derelict sites across the country into new gardens for growing food.

Other features at the Kelvingrove site include an 18-metre immersive whale installation made entirely from recycled ocean plastic, a five-metre-tall singing art installation, plant and nature sensory experiences and a street food market featuring local produce.

The event will culminate on Sunday with a giveaway of thousands of plants to inspire festival-goers to grow their own food at home.

Bands and singers from around the world perform alongside a host of leading Scottish acts at the event, organized by the organizers of Glasgow’s annual Celtic Connections festival.

Scientists, chefs, environmentalists, musicians and writers will also speak at the event, which will address issues such as food poverty, climate change mitigation and sustainability.

Singers performing at Kelvingrove this weekend include Newton Faulkner, Rachel Sermanni, Sam Lee and Hannah Rarity, while Admiral Fallow, Rura, Hen Hoose, Niteworks and Shooglenifty are among the leading Scottish bands performing.

The festival features the live debut of Hen Hoose, a new collective of female and non-binary singer-songwriters including Tamara Schlesinger, Emma Pollock, Elisabeth Elektra, Suse Bear, Pippa Murphy, Karine Polwart, Carla J Easton, Jayda and Amandah Wilkinson .

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