Actress Libby McArthur will launch Queens Cross Gala Day on Saturday 21 August at Firhill Sports Complex in Hopehill Road from noon till 4pm.
The River City star will join local residents to enjoy a feast of free entertainment including belly dancing, live music, a bouncy castle, face painting, the Brazilian martial art/dance form called Capoeira, trampolines and street performers.
The fun has been organised by Queens Cross Housing Association and the Garscube Community Foundation. Around 30 stalls will offer information, advice, home baking, bric-a-brac and super raffle prizes.
The Regenerators, a band of Queens Cross Housing Association staff, will also play. A BBQ will raise funds for the Courtyard Café and a beer tent will be available for over 18s.
Even rain won’t spoil the carnival atmosphere – if the weather is bad , the festivities will move into the main hall of the sports complex.
Libby, who plays Gina in River City, is patron of the Garscube Community Foundation. She has also starred in shows such as Rab C Nesbitt and Hamish MacBeth.
She said: ‘I would urge everyone to join in this tremendous community gala day. Queens Cross Housing Association and Garscube Community Foundation work hard in the local community for all residents. Staff and volunteers also work hard on the day to provide this free event. So come along and join the fun!’queens-cross-gala-poster
River City stars Libby McArthur and Deirdrie Davis have lined up behind aid agency SCIAF’s festive Real Gifts campaign to deliver gifts to transform the lives of people in poverty.
The actresses – who play sisters Gina Rossi and Eileen Donachie in the television soap – hope SCIAF’s Christmas message will make a real difference to thousands of lives.
The Real Gifts can be the chickens, goats or seeds steering a family towards self suffiency. Or the Real Gift could provide safe, clean water and a first step on the ladder to education for children. Gifts can also be vital tools and medicines. Real Gifts can be ordered online at www.sciaf.org.uk/realgifts