photo credit: Olivier Grossetête's 'The People's Tower' @ Burns an' a' That! Festival 2012. Photo credit ©Angel Goday

New Galoshans Festival features an international symposium with European artists, audiences and producers

Newly launched this year, Galoshans Festival in Inverclyde, Scotland, will bring together both local talent and artists from across Europe. Running from Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November, the core programme includes performances and surprises in parks, streets, shops and even on the river Clyde. Musicians and performers from across Inverclyde and Europe will converge at a headline event in Greenock on 31 October.

During Galoshans Festival Glasgow–based UZ Arts have organised an international symposium, entitled “Moving Out”, which will explore the exciting range of art taking place outside conventional venues across Europe, the UK and Scotland, through a series of presentations, workshops, discussion and networking. “Moving Out” is also part of the activities of a  European Platform, called IN SITU, which received a Creative Europe grant of €500,000 in 2014. This platform is led by Lieux Publics, and involves 18 other partners from across Europe, including UZ Arts (Scotland), and Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ltd (England).

Neil Butler of UZ Arts said: "We are excited to be working in Inverclyde with its rich cultural history and wealth of local artistic talent. Through INSITU and Creative Scotland, we are looking forward to bringing artists from across Europe, often working with local artists, to present an engaging and remarkable festival. We see Galoshans Festival as having huge potential to develop into a significant annual event on the European stage."

Tickets for the Moving Out symposium, organised by UZ Arts in partnership with The Inverclyde Place Partnership and The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, start from just £40. 

Photo credit: Olivier Grossetête's The People's Tower @ Burns an' a' That! Festival 2012. Photo credit ©Angel Goday