Glasgow’s first-ever Dandelion Competition sees 44,000 flock to Kelvingrove Park

An estimated 44,000 folks flocked to Kelvingrove Park this weekend to benefit from the first-ever Dandelion Competition.

The free outside music and humanities pageant kicked off on Friday with dwell music, walkabout theatre, and workshops exploring sustainability and local weather motion.

One of many primary options of the pageant was the ‘residing backdrop’ Pavilion of Perpetual Gentle stage comprised of 60 rising cubes and harvesting greens.

The ultimate day on Sunday noticed dwell music from Admiral Fallow and over 8,000 crops given away throughout a mass free plant giveaway to encourage the general public to develop at house.

The pageant is a part of Dandelion, a artistic programme celebrating sustainability by neighborhood rising throughout summer season 2022, bringing collectively music and artwork with science and know-how to encourage folks to ‘Sow, Develop and Share’ music, meals, concepts and tales.

Opening on Friday, the park welcomed 1,000 college youngsters to take pleasure in walkabout theatre, artwork and science installations, and particular talks throughout the day, whereas the dwell music started from 4pm that includes Boston indie-folk band Darlingside, adopted by Scottish people artist Rachel Sermanni, modern folk-Americana from Awkward Household Portraits, efficiency by musician, composer and beatboxer Jason Singh and set by six-piece Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty.

On Saturday, Glaswegians danced within the sunshine and the rain to headliners Les Amazon d’Afrique, Newton Falkner, and Niteworks in entrance of the Pavilion of Perpetual Gentle.

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On Sunday, performances started at 1pm with Baque Luar, adopted by jazz, people, rock, and digital collective Fats-Go well with, Mercury Prize-nominated British people star Sam Lee and Glasgow’s personal indie-folk stars Admiral Fallow.

Over the three days, scientists, activists, technologists and writers got here along with cooks, musicians, artists, and performers to spark conversations round Dandelion’s core theme of how folks can creatively interact with subjects similar to meals poverty, local weather motion, and sustainability.

The Scottish Authorities-funded pageant culminated with a particular long-table Meal of Thanks, ready by skilled cooks, celebrating unsung heroes of the previous two years, nominated by members of their neighborhood.

The subsequent Dandelion Competition takes place in Inverness on the Northern Assembly Park, September 2 – 4.


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