A real community feel

25 September 2014

The first annual Community Festival took place at Partick Burgh Hall on 17th September. The event was a celebration for the Partick community and provided an opportunity for local residents to engage with the association.

Community festivalThere were more than 150 visitors through the doors at Partick Burgh Hall – passers-by were drawn in by the sound of a diverse range of music including a drumming group, a local choir, and acoustic musicians. A variety of stalls kept everyone entertained. Particularly popular with the younger people were the pedal powered smoothie bikes, jewellery making and face painting. While the children were entertained, the adults had the opportunity to explore the other stalls; including meet PHA, Glasgow Wood Recycling, RSPB, Partick Glass Studio and many more.

A key theme of a number of the stalls was to provide the local community with information about living greener, healthier and safer lives.

Viki Bate, Community Development Officer at PHA, said: “This event enabled us to make new connections, and strengthen existing ones, with local people, organisations and community groups. As an organisation, one of our key objectives is to ‘get closer to the community’. The Community Festival was a platform for us to do this while raising the profile of the organisation and the wider Partick community.”

PHA is keen to establish the Community Festival as an annual event to support and celebrate the local community.  Keep in touch and look out for what’s happening next.