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Bearsden Festival 2023

September Weekend
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th

Connected, Caring, Creative.

The Line Up...

Friday 22nd September

Men Get Sad Too

5.50pm - 6.30pm

Cafe Creme, Bearsden

Cafe Crawl first stop!

Support, information and a laugh over a cuppa! With expert input from Men Matter Scotland.


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I Hope Your Flowers Bloom

New Kilpatrick Church

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Star of last year's 'Bearsden Shark Show' Raymond Wilson has now triumphed at the Edinburgh Fringe! A brave, moving and genuinely humorous semi-autobiographical one-man exploration of healthy masculinity, self-worth and Scotland’s natural world. Q&A lead by local, BAFTA award winning actor Daniel Kerr. Don't miss your chance to


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“Whimsically superb blending of spoken word and comedy.” 4 stars (

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Please be aware this show contains infrequent use of strong language.


Saturday 23rd September

Treasure Hunt

Bearsden Library and Community Hub

10am - 5pm

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Stories in the Secret Garden

New Kilpatrick Manse Garden

Afternoon Slots

David weaves the magic that earned his Edinburgh Fringe show five stars in the Scotsman. Not to be missed! Suitable for ages 5-11.


Saturday Slots:


Hosted at New Kilpatrick Manse Garden, entrance off New Kirk Road, opposite the churchyard or in New Kilpatrick Church Hall if wet. 

Book Tickets for Free!



Is it me, or is it hot in here?

Menopause Café

Bearsden Baptist Church


Support, information and a laugh with our friendly facilitators. Whether you are approaching it, in it, or out the other side, come along, connect and help shape the future of this new initiative.


Cafe Crawl second stop!

Our facilitators:

Caryn Simms is a GP, trainer, appraiser and NHS coach with an interest in Women’s Health. Caryn lives in Bearsden with her family and is a member of New Kilpatrick Church.


Sarah Shanahan is Director of Operations with a technical consultancy in Glasgow, where she leads their Scotland women's network. She lives in Bearsden and has one of her two sons still at home with her. She is often to be spotted out walking with her dog.

Fiona Stewart is a writer, performer and broadcaster based in Glasgow She will be performing a new poem entitled 'Is it Me, Or Is It Hot In Here?' along with some work from her previous collections - Poems of Hope 1 and 2. As a woman of a certain age, she takes seriously her calling to bring a smile and nod of recognition to the Menopause Café.

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Family Ceilidh

New Kilpatrick Parish Church Hall


Family fun for all generations - music, dancing, games, open mic – and all before bedtime!  If you’ve never seen your mum/dad/granny Strip the Willow now’s your chance. You are invited to bring your own snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks to keep your energy up.

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Tickets Going Fast!

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Sunday 24th September

Guided Meditation

Clubs and Societies Fair


Bearsden Boys Brigade Hall

Get involved in your local community! Over 30 organisations to find out about, come along and see what is going on.


Afternoon Slots

New Kilpatrick Parish Church

It's a Sunday afternoon and instead of a nap, come and inject some energy into your mental health and wellbeing.

Joyce from Bearsden Yoga and Meditation will guide two sessions. Find out more from Joyce's Facebook page.


Cafe Crawl third stop!

Book Tickets for Free!

2.00pm-2.35pm slot:

2.45pm-3.20pm slot:

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