2019

March 8th - 24th

The Friendly Festival

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Sat 19th October
Sea Hames

Outdoor performance, live music and spectacular costume

3pm McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch

In 1984, two Clydesdale horses jumped the gate of their field and charged down to the beach at Billia Croo on Orkney. Standing up on their hind hooves they danced in the low mid-summer sun. Using this striking image as inspiration, the rituals of horse, land and sea inspire the visual poetry of Sea Hames, its choreography responding to the power and permanence of Scotland's natural heritage and folkloric identity.
Sea Hames is a celebration of Orkney's Festival of the House, ancient traditions of ploughing contests and arcane rural ritual. This innovative multi-disciplinary performance fuses eclectic sonic composition, compelling performance and intricate costume to explore the mythology and iconography of the equine traditions of Scotland. Nominated for a Critics Award For Theatre In Scotland 2018: Best Music and Sound.

Supported by Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance.
“Instantly exhilarating, like a sudden magical visitation from a fantastical world” ★★★★★ The Herald
“A strange but inviting and beautiful event” ★★★★ The Times
“Mesmerising and atmospheric” ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
“Rousing, sweeping and elegiac”  Tempohouse

Sun 20th October
Hamish Napier & Adam Sutherland - Nae Plans

A spontaneous format of a gig - Nae Plans - sees Hamish Napier (piano, flute, whistle, vocals) and Adam Sutherland (fiddle) wing it in Lochwinnoch!  Hamish and Adam fuse their own written vocals and music with their own wonderful stories.  Hugely engaging and a wonderful experience.

More details HERE

Sunday 20th October  |  7.30pm (doors open 7pm)  | McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch  |  £8 / £5

Suitable for all ages​

Tickets: Available locally in Lochwinnoch or online HERE

Travelling DAY OF ACCESS   Alex Finlay
Visiting as part of the Lochwinnoch Fetival
Sat 9th November  McKillop Institute
10am - 4pm FREE. All welcome!

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TravellingGallery.com

Travelling Gallery is a campaign bus touring Day of Access across Scotland; presenting information and artworks and allowing a space for contemplation and discussion.  READ MORE INFO

Alec Finlay, himself a disabled artist and poet, is taking on the role of activist to work with a diverse audience to overcome limitations on access to wild nature, which can be physically and emotionally hostile to the disabled. Day of Access promotes inclusion and the intention is for it to become an annual event, by popular demand, making a positive use of existing hill tracks.

But yes, the right to be ill somewhere else. It’s nothing new. It’s part of the right to roam in my view. Usually, the ill have to be creative and make those lost horizons appear in some alchemical event at home. But you
know what? Every now and then I’m awed by a simple lift up a simple hill by someone who cares.

Chris Dooks, Day of Access participant

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Pre-Christmas Craft Fair

LOCHWINNOCH ARTS FESTIVAL OUTREACH

  • Saturday 9th November 2019
  • McKillop Hall
  • 12am to 4pm
  • Over 30 Local Crafters
  • Crafts include Knitting, Felting, Prints, Jewellery, Cards, Pottery, Glass work, Textiles, Plaques etc.
  • Free entry

Free tea and coffee

Festival Calendar

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Photographic exhibition starts 27th Feb in Library 

Announcements

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, ALL THE PERFORMERS & ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO WATCH AND ENJOY THE 2019 FESTIVAL!

Sponsors & Supporters

The Big Lottery FundMY NAME'5 DODDIEGlasgow Fiddle Workshop

We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 2020 Festival!!

INFO LINKS

COME & TRY

Come & Try @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

COMEDY

Comedy @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Pub Nights

Pub music @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

VISUAL

Craft @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

CRAFT

Craft @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

Travelling Gallery

Pub music @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

DRAMA

Drama @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival

WORKSHOPS

Workshops @ Lochwinnoch Arts Festival