Sunday 27th October 2019

5.30pm - 8pm

Ginger the Horse to Cathcart Square

Meet at Ginger the Horse, for a 6pm set off, following the Galoshans Procession 
to Cathcart Square.

Get dressed up, bring your banners, masks and props to join the Giants in the Galoshans Parade & Street Party!


Get in to the fun festival feeling on with the Galoshans Parade and look out for pop up performances by SURGE X KAYOS YOUTH THEATRE.


Take part in FREE CREATIVE ACTIVITIES on Cathcart Square, explore the SENSORY PORTAL AND QUIET SPACE  away from the hubbub of the parade.

Enjoy audio-visual installations in the tunnel from SOUNDPLAY and be mesmerised by LONG GREEN JAWS on William Street


Investigate a fun vintage fire appliance as Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust bring the FIRE WITCH out for the night.


View the AUDIO VISUAL SPECTACLE on Cowan’s Corner from 6.30pm, party the night away with the GALOSHANS GIANTS on the illuminated Cathcart Square!


Enjoy JAMES GRANT PRESENTS at Wellpark Mid Kirk Church from 7pm.

27th October | 5.30pm - 6.30pm | FREE 

What’s that coming over the hill, is it a Street Band? 
The Galoshans Street Band features the brass playing and drumming talents of P7 pupils from All Saints and Kings Oak primary schools.


Led by tutors from Oi Musica and Where’s the One? supported by the Youth Music Initiative and Inverclyde Council.


27th October | Parade route & Cathcart Square | FREE

Various times 5.30pm - 7pm

Following a series of development workshops Surge in partnership with Inverclyde Youth Theatre (Kayos) perform in public places across the 26th and 27th October.


This youth theatre initiative is supported by

The Great Place Scheme, RIG Arts and Inverclyde Council.

MONKFISH: You’ll have to be fast to catch a glimpse of these ‘Monk-fish’ friends but you’ll hear them as they zoom past! 

ALFRESCO LIBRARIANS: Watch out for the maverick ‘Alfresco Librarians’  as they bring pop-up libraries to the streets with all the usual facilities. Shhhhh…


27th October | 6pm - 8pm | Tunnel at Greenock Town Hall | FREE

Come and play with a unique audio-visual installation by Soundplay artists Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke. Interact with sculptural objects, change your voice into sub-aquatic tones, use rhythm and movement to create new abstracted, scalable, reactive visuals inspired by fog horns, industrial infrastructure and communication systems.

27th October | 6.30pm onwards | 
William Street | FREE

An interactive performance using live strings, hydrophone, electronics and projections. This

immersive audio-visual improvisation by Fergus Hall and Sarah McWhinney flows between the acoustic, analogue and electronic, inspired by the movements of water.  Young ones are invited join in with this spellbinding experience and add to the unfolding narrative with shadow puppets.


27th October | 6.30pm onwards | FREE 
Cathcart Square / Cowan’s Corner

Kicking off the Party in the Square with 
a dynamic finale to the Galoshans Parade artists Caroline Campbell and Scott Carroll bring a spectacle of sound, light and visuals to Cowan’s Corner gable end. Steam, repetition, speed, rotation, revolution, water, movement and transport are fused together with 3D elements, original James Watt drawings and sound recordings breathing new life to the legacy of this world renowned engineer, highlighting the impact of his innovative output on our lives.


26th October | Dalrymple Street

27th October | Clyde Square


In the tradition of Galoshans and guising ‘Door to Door’, local architect Bruce Newlands brings his pop up ‘guerrilla’ project TRANCND to interact with Inverclyde’s iconic built heritage. Striking digitally projected artworks taking inspiration from light, innovation and engineering will appear across sites in Inverclyde.


25th - 31st October | Tobacco Warehouse exhibition open 10am - 5pm daily, plus pop up locations in Greenock | FREE

Discover a series of artworks by Jason Orr inspired by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey’s sculpture of the great inventor. Multiple depictions explore what was behind the man, bringing new elements to the surface to create forms that tell his hidden story.

25th - 31st October | 10am - 5pm | FREE
Tobacco Warehouse 


Visit the Tobacco Warehouse to view a curated exhibition of contemporary art by local practitioners exhibiting with national and international artists and the outcome of the Young Contemporaries arts workshops. Ideas of innovation and light are explored through painting, photography, film, installations and audio-visual work.

27th October | 7pm - 8.30pm
Wellpark Mid Kirk Church | FREE

Enjoy an evening of live music as Love and Money front man James Grant presents a showcase of homegrown talent at Wellpark Mid Kirk Church. Working with local singers, songwriters, musicians and budding performers, James Grant provides a unique mentoring and development opportunity, with impressive results! Featuring George Miller, with young musicians Maria Woodside & Jack Vize.