Creativity hits the streets to inspire and showcase a diverse range of arts and cultural activities in Inverclyde.
Find local creative groups showcased in the Oak Mall, view street theatre, circus performers and dance in public spaces across Greenock town centre.
26th October | 10am – 5pm | FREE | Oak Mall
Artists and groups share their practices in new and innovative ways, opening the doors to their work, inviting new audiences and members to join and participate throughout the year. Find local creative groups showcased in the Oak Mall. View street theatre, circus performers and dance in Greenock Town Centre from Ginger the Horse, through the Oak Mall to Egeria the Wood Nymph sculpture.
NUNAH THEATRE COMPANY
26th October | Various times from 10am - 4pm
Public spaces in and around Oak Mall | FREE
Performers from Nunah Theatre Company perform a sea faring street theatre piece titled the Journey.
26th October | I1am, 12pm & 3pm | Oak Mall | FREE
Look out for performances by local contemporary dance troupe, Originate Dance in Oak Mall.
STORY TELLING TABLEAUX & KINETIC SCULPTURE
26th October | Ipm & 2pm | Oak Mall | FREE
View James Watt inspired story telling tableaux and watch the impressive steampunk inspired kinetic sculpture form a grand mechanical monster.
SURGE X KAYOS
INVERCLYDE YOUTH THEATRE
26th October | Public spaces around Oak Mall | FREE
Various times 1pm - 4pm
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…
SCOTTISH FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE MUSEUM
26th October | 12pm - 4pm | FREE
Visit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Heritage Trust’s Museum, open specially for Inverclyde Culture Day. Enjoy a fun exploration of fire engines and uniforms throughout the ages. Marvel at the steam powered fire engines brought back to full working order with meticulous restoration.
SOUNDPLAY INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
26th October | 10am - 4pm | Oak Mall underpass | 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.
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.
INNOVATION & LIGHT CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION
25th - 31st October | 10am - 5pm | FREE
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.
DOOR TO DOOR – TRANCND
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.
26th October | 11.30am – 12pm
Greenock Central Library | FREE | Drop in
Visit Greenock Central Library to share some not-too-scary songs and stories. Great for wee ones to get into the Hallowe’en spirit - fancy dress is optional! Part of Inverclyde Libraries & Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Programme.
THE SPLASH PANEL
Weekly on Saturdays, 26th October onwards
10am – 12pm | Greenock Central Library | FREE
To sign up email or pop into your local library.
Join Inverclyde Libraries new comic creation and graphic novel group hosted by Paul Bristow of Magic Torch Comics.
If you are aged 11-15, have an interest in story writing, drawing, digital techniques, comics and graphic novels this is the group for you.
WATT'S YOUR INVENTION?
26th October | 11am – 12pm | FREE | Drop in
All Inverclyde Libraries
(with exception of Greenock South West)
To celebrate Watt’s secretive copies, Invisible Pens are available to collect for free from your local library on Saturday 26th October. Use them to do your own secret innovative designs revealed by the light! Watt Else? Get stuck in to some Spooky Lego, Augmented Reality colouring and Board Games for some Galoshans family fun.
26th October | 11am & 11.30am
Tickets £2.50 per person / free entry to carers with valid CEA card
Book online: www.waterfrontcinema.co.uk
Enjoy these Fun Film Club showings at the Waterfront Cinema. A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
THE DARKER SIDE OF MUSICALS
26th October | 7.30pm
Beacon Arts Centre | Tickets £10 / £12 plus fees
Book online: www.beaconartscentre.co.uk
Join Shoogalie Road Productions as you’ve never seen them before for an evening of musical theatre as they perform excerpts from: Jekyll and Hyde, Phantom of the Opera and Sweeney Todd.
A brand new script by Filipa Fallow links all three shows together. Expect a few twists along the way.