Monday, September 27, 2010

Streetland festival

Streetland, Govanhill 2011 Public Meeting
Wednesday 29th September 7pm
Alpha Learning Academy, 75 Westmoreland Street
Light supper provided

Streetland: A success in 2010, with more planned for 2011!

Govanhill’s very first grassroots arts festival, Streetland 2010, was a roaring success. There were over 400 visitors from Govanhill and beyond to the three-day event, which ran from April 30 – May 2 in and around Westmoreland Street and its Community Garden. Of the 36 events, 70 per cent were run by local residents, artists or groups, and all succeeded bringing people from different backgrounds together. Events and exhibitions took place in both indoor and outdoor spaces, many of them temporary, adding a fun and creative feel to the street. As one resident said, ‘Streetland made our community feel a little bit closer for the weekend.’ Report attached.

We want to keep the success going with Streetland, Govanhill 2011 and plan for it to take place from April 29 – May 1, 2011 and include creative activities for all ages and tastes – all absolutely free. A steering group of local residents and organisations has been set up to take it forward, members welcome.

The success of Streetland depends on as many people getting involved as possible, whether that’s with ideas for activities, or simply passing round flyers and badges.

Come along to the public meeting to have your say about what should happen in Streetland 2011.

If you’d like to find out more, please contact the Streetland team on or go to

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