Relax and enjoy the wellbeing benefits of excellent arts

Opening Night
Bearsden Academy
Fri 10 May 7.30-9.30pm
Grand Opening and Community Awards Ceremony with special guest Hardeep Singh Kohli
Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn
Pop-Up Theatre with Kilmardinny Players
New Kilpatrick New Halls
Sat 11 May
Suitable for adults.
A View from the Fridge
One-Woman Show
Bearsden Baptist Church
Fri 17 May 7.30-9.30pm
Evening of gentle anarchy as Muriel MacKenzie takes stock.
The Inspire Project
Festival flagship celebration of music and dance
New Kilpatrick Church
Sat 18 May 7.30-9.45pm with presenter Ali Douglas
NYCOS Boys Choir
Inspire Project 18 May
New Kilpatrick Church
Inspire Project 18 May
New Kilpatrick Church
Linda Lowry
Inspire Project 18 May
New Kilpatrick Church
Schools Poetry
Look out for inspirational poetry exploring mental health and wellbeing from our local school children.
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The subject of mental health used to be considered taboo, which only added to the dreadful feelings of isolation and despair felt by those suffering from mental illness... those like me. I live with Bipolar Disorder.

Thankfully though, with initiatives such as the Bearsden Festival, we can raise awareness, educate and inspire.


By coming together as a community, we are doing our bit to end the stigma, and reach out a hand of support to those around us, whilst enjoying the benefits that the arts can bring to wellbeing and continued recovery.

Ali Douglas, Host of The Inspire Project on Sat 18 May

Bearsden Festival

10-19 May 2019

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