UNMISSABLE NINE DAYS OF FUN AT MERCHANT CITY FESTIVAL
July 24, 2015 by Grace Franklin
Happy people, happy souls and happy feet – that’s a smidgen of what the 2015 Merchant City Festival aims to provide starting on Saturday July 25 until Sunday August 2.
The photograph by Ian Watson shows Councillor Gordon Matheson with brothers Lewis (7), Evan (4) and Finn Leggate (4) dressed as penguins promoting the film “Happy Feet”, which will be shown during The Merchant City Festival in that quarter of Glasgow.
There will be outdoor performances, live music, fashion and design, comedy, dance, family events, film, visual arts, markets and outstanding produce and dishes as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink – something for everyone.
It will showcase ‘Fragile’ an amazing new work by Motionhouse, Conflux, The Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian, University of Kent which will have performers interacting with three JCBs on Saturday the 25and Sunday the 26 of July.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Merchant City Festival Committee said: ‘Where else can you find dancing JCB’s, the finest food and drink, street entertainment, music and laughter as part of hundreds of live events and performances? The Merchant City Festival is showcasing everything Glasgow has to offer as welcoming and generous hosts over the next nine days and is unmissable for local people and visitors alike.’
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