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Find out more about the history of Going Galoshans in Inverclyde and 8 years of Galoshans Festival!

The Year of Storytelling

We are so excited to bring to Inverclyde, for its 8th year running, the annual Galoshans Festival. Galoshans is a festival centred around Halloween traditions and its aim is to celebrate the wealth of art and culture that Inverclyde has to offer. The 10 day festival has events for everyone ranging
from performances and exhibitions to workshops and street parties. It is setting up to be a fantastic family fun-filled event!

The theme for this year's festival is based on Scotland's rich culture of storytelling, celebrating the traditions of passing tales and fables through the ages and incorporating the mystery and magic surrounding them. A highlight of this
year’s festival are three distinct ‘Street Party’ celebrations taking place across the Halloween weekend in Gourock, Port Glasgow and Greenock.

This year Galoshans Festival has teamed up with the arts organisation Feral to create a programme of dynamic performances, installations and interactive encounters that will enable audiences to explore the extraordinary in the


Discover an array of artistic experiences that have a surrealist take on traditional folklore and myth from Ghost Caribou to Selkies, Sea Creatures and Strawboys. We’ll be bringing innovative artworks and spectacle to distinct locations across the region including Lunderston Bay, Clyde Muirshiel Country Park, Battery Park, Coronation Park, Cathcart Square and Greenock Waterfront.

The programme also has a strong focus on the ecological; drawing upon Inverclyde’s coast,waters and unique position at the mouth of the Clyde.

Galoshans Festival 2022 is managed by the Galoshans Consortium that includes lead partners: CVS Inverclyde, Feral, RIG Arts, Beacon Art Centre, Magic Torch, Trancnd and Inverclyde Libraries

View the press release below.

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