A day to remember! We brought our dinky new programmes out on the street today to hand out to Bearsden shops, cafes and passersby, and then on up to Bearsden Academy where the Opening Night will be held. We had a great reception from everybody.
We spoke with Bearsden PS' treasure January Morgan-White who will be leading the Creative Zone on 11 May, and Dr Jude Marshall of Glasgow Wellbeings, who may be bringing another event to life...watch this space.
Hardeep Singh Kohli who will be hosting the Opening Night and a Fundraising Dinner popped by to wish us luck. So did Dr Laura Coia, a passionate advocate of social prescribing and a leading light in A Year of Small Changes. Even The Count from Sesame Street made an appearance.
A big thank you to all the shopkeepers and customers who welcomed us in with the programmes. You'll find all the info you need on the website too. Bookings have already gone live so get in quick - some events have limited spaces!
At Bearsden Academy I met some of the Wellbeing Ambassadors who are working really hard on developing support for pupils. We are really looking forward to seeing the pupils take on key roles in the Opening Night with music, speaking, hosting and back-stage roles. Thank you, Bearsden Academy, for all your enthusiasm and ideas for the festival.
Head Teacher George Cooper and the Wellbeing Ambassadors with the programme.
A massive thank you to Lindsey Parker from mack.photo for coming out and about with her camera today. She is amazingly talented and a pleasure to be with.