Festival of Celebration 2020

Monday, 7 December, 2020

Music sheetA festival celebrating the artistic achievements of people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues in East Dunbartonshire - and the organisations that support them - is heading online next week.

While the usual Festival of Celebration 2020 live events have been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, plans have been unveiled for an Internet 'party' which will run from 14 December.

The Council's Youtube channel will host entertainment for all ages, such as recordings from Limelight Music, Creative Spark Theatre Arts and Sonic Bothy - who carry out performance work with East Dunbartonshire residents -  as well as a couple of musical performances from East Dunbartonshire's very own Sounds of the Gallery band.

The annual festival celebrates the importance of art and music in health and well-being and will also include events such as an online Lego workshop aimed at education staff run by Bearsden's Creatovators as well as Autism workshops for the Active Schools Young Leaders programme.

East Dunbartonshire HSCP Interim Chief Officer Caroline Sinclair, said, "The Festival of Celebration allows us the chance to celebrate the wonderful artistic achievements of people with autism, learning disability and mental health issues in East Dunbartonshire.

“Although this year's Festival cannot go ahead as planned due to the pandemic, I am delighted we will still be able to mark event with a virtual celebration which will allow people to enjoy a flavour of the 2020 festival online."

For more details of what's going on keep checking the Council's Facebook and Twitter accounts or call George Burt, Ashleigh Grant-Ng or Hannah Murray on 0141 578 2142. Alternatively, e-mail hannah.murray@eastdunbarton.gov.uk, Ashleigh.Grant-Ng@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or george.burt@eastdunbarton.gov.uk


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