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Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October
Greenock Hanging Gardens | Approx 30 mins

Audience Meeting Point: Wellpark Well, Entrance to the park from Lynedoch Street

1st performance 18:15
2nd performance 18:30
3rd performance 19:15
4th performance 19:30
Promenade Group Start Times

FREE but ticketed via Eventbrite 
Access: V

In classical mythology, a chimaera is a creature composed of different animal parts that combine to create a new monster that is terrifying and fantastical. 


Chimaera is a journey into the unknown, into the dark and into our collective fears and nightmares.


Meeting near dusk and armed with a head torch in a small audience group, you will be carefully guided through the Greenock Hanging Gardens in an intimate, playful and spectacular experience for the senses.  Encountering changing sights, sounds and shapes you will observe, meet and confront the Greenock Chimaera.


These creatures glimmer like magic when you dare to look directly at them but disappear completely when you look away. 


Over a series of workshops, theatre company Adrenalism have been working with the RIG Arts Open Studios to explore the fears we all share (including the dark!) to create their own theatrical monsters.



Free but ticketed. Please book via Eventbrite here.

Ages 10+, U16’s Accompanied by an adult

Ticketed in 4 slots per evening for up to 20 participants.



Direction and Facilitation: Andrew Simpson and Lewis Sherlock

Designed, devised and performed by: RIG Arts Open Studios Participants

Design and creation team: Seamus Killich, Emma Brierley & Robyn Dainese

Supported by Creative Scotland, RIG Arts, FERAL Outdoor Arts Residency, SURGE

Part of Feral Galoshans Festival Takeover Programme

Galoshans Festival is funded by Creative Scotland. Lead Festival Partners include: RIG Arts, Feral, The Beacon Arts Centre, Magic Torch, Inverclyde Libraries, Clyde Muirshiel, Where's The One, Inverclyde Leisure, Inverclyde Council, Kayos, Youth Music Initiative and TRANCND.


V: Highly Visual/No or Little Text

All events in our programme are marked with a clear Access Key which identifies any access provisions that are in place.

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