Curtain closes on Creative City

The annual Creative Industries festival at City of Glasgow College has entertained, amused and challenged audiences.

It finished in style by raising over £1600 for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

Creative City 2019 saw dozens of students from a range of disciplines come together for three weeks of art, drama, literature, journalism and music events at the college’s City campus and in venues across Glasgow.

This year’s festival included performances of popular plays Thebans and After Juliet, a popular video gaming competition, and a night of live comedy.

Back by popular demand, and a programme highlight, was Question Time, which saw politicians from Scotland’s main political parties grilled on the main news issues of the day by journalism students.

The festival concluded with a silent auction of LEGO™ “Maxi-Figures” made by model-making students, and depicting characters from Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Comics which raised the impressive £1600 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

Martin Naidoo, media lecturer at the college and Creative City 2019 organiser, said:

“After all the hard work and effort our students have put in, it’s great to finish this year’s festival on such a high note.

“Creative City continues to go from strength to strength and we’re keen to see it grow and do more for our college and local community.

“From spoken word to theatre to graphic design, it’s been incredible to see the wealth of talent that we have in our Creative Industries Faculty.

“Our students should give themselves a well-deserved pat on the back, and we look forward to making next year’s festival even more successful.”

A firm favourite with staff, students and audiences, and an anticipated fixture in Glasgow’s events calendar, Creative City will return in 2020.