Gathering Voices – Creative Renfrewshire launches new arts festival
Creative Renfrewshire has announced the launch of Gathering Voices, a new arts festival to discover the next generation of creative superstars.
Creative Renfrewshire is a network that amplifies, connects, informs, and shines a light on creative and cultural activities taking place in Renfrewshire.
Their mission is to document, record, and promote the voices of Renfrewshire’s creative community on a local, national, and international level, while also celebrating the community and its practitioners.
They intend do this through a series of activities and events scheduled for November and December 2021 throughout Renfrewshire. Each event will collect anecdotes of Renfrewshire’s inventiveness.
The community of Creative Renfrewshire hosts a wide variety of artistic and cultural practitioners at all stages of their careers.
They are inviting creative practitioners from all creative disciplines to participate in or present at our Gathering Voices Showcase to be held in the communities of Linwood, Erskine, Kilbarchan, Paisley, Barrhead, Johnstone, Renfrew, Hillington, and Ferguslie.
Contributors will have the opportunity to share their thoughts with a broader audience through recorded interviews and live on-stage presentations. Event administration is provided by Morsecode Management Ltd, Hillington, Glasgow.
“Are you the next David Tennant, Gerard Butler, or a great musical sensation in the making? If that’s the case, Gathering Voices may be your first step toward global success.” Festival Director Brendan Moon.
“Before the epidemic, we did a test event in Houston,” says Billy Kinnear, Creative Renfrewshire Board Member. “We had a tattoo artist who went on to become a fine artist, as well as a wonderful poet and spoken word artist who introduced everyone to a new type of poetry.
“We were also entertained by some incredible live music. I would encourage anybody in the area who is involved in the creative arts to attend.”
Events take place at:
Thursday 4th November, Barrhead, Pulse Radio
Saturday 6th November, Erskine, Erskine Music and Media Centre
Thursday 11th November, Linwood, Mossedge Village
Saturday 13th Nov 2021, Lochwinnoch, Lochbarr Leisure Centre