A BIG START FOR OCTOBER THIS WEEKEND GETTING READY FOR BUSY OCTOBER
Written by Archie Fergusson on 28/09/2016
A BIG START FOR OCTOBER THIS WEEKEND WITH KELPIES MAQUETTES –RE-LOVED CLOTHING EXTRAVAGANZA AT BURGH HALL POP UP SHOP & CONCERTS
The month that plays host to Cowal-Fest and the new Dunoon Ultra Marathon and Relay and much more starts with the arrival of the magnificent mini Kelpies. The Kelpies Maquettes are 3 metre high (10ft) horses heads sculptures hand crafted by renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Scott.
There will be an opening ceremony on Saturday 1st October from 5.30pm to 8.00pm (depending on darkness) when, with thanks to the Rotary Club Dunoon and their compatriots down South, the Kelpies will be lit up.
The opening ceremony will be presented by Dunoon’s Derek McIntyre who will introduce David Hayman the Scottish film, television, stage actor and director, famously known for his role as DCS Mike Walker in the ITV drama Trial & Retribution who will be the guest of honour and perform the opening ceremony. In keeping with the theme it is hoped that there will be visits by Margaret Eccle’s Shetland ponies and there may even be Police Horses on duty.
The Head Boy and Head Girl from Dunoon Grammar School will also be present.
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
Great ladies fashion bargains to be had at this fundraising event
Remember ‘Deja Vu’ – Dunoon’s fabulous re-loved clothes shop? Well,Spark of Joy will be re-capturing that fabulousness with their very own Pop Up Boutique in our Pop Up Shop for one weekend only! Great ladies fashion bargains to be had at this fundraising event
And for your entertainment Two excellent concerts to choose from Sunday 2nd October
THE DALMELLINGTON BAND
At The High Kirk, Dunoon at 3.00pm Donation Programmes £8 at the door
Any net proceeds to the Cowal Hospice
Presented by the Cowal Music Club
At Hanover Street Church Hall 3.00pm
Concert admission £9.50 (Concession £8.50) Students/School Students Free
SWING 2016 are Seonaid Aitken, Stephen Coutts, John Russell and Roy Percy.
The hallmarks of a ‘Swing 2016’ bands concert are great musicianship allied to an exhilarating approach to the classics of the swing jazz era. They love to play the music of the great jazz composers, Django Reinhardt, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and others, arranged and introduced by the band.