Super College launches largest Creative City Festival featuring Star Guests

Creative City 2017, City of Glasgow College’s annual music, drama, art, literature and entertainment festival organised and performed by students, will be the largest ever and will feature stars of television and theatre.

The celebration of student work takes place within the College’s stunning City Campus in the heart of Glasgow's learning quarter as well as popular venues across the city.

City of Glasgow College Curriculum Head of Media, David McKinney, said: “This is the third year that we’ve held this festival and it’s getting bigger and better every year.

“A few years ago we looked at Glasgow’s West End Festival and saw that it was improving with each passing year. We believed that we could be doing something similar with all of the talented students we have within the College, who could put on shows and performances that would entertain the wider general public.

“The students are not just a part of the events at the festival, they are also creating and organising the events while making sure they are produced to a high standard. We are delighted that this festival continues to go from strength to strength and it provides a fantastic showcase for the skills and creativity of our students.”

TV and theatre actress Elaine C Smith and the team behind BBC primetime sitcom Two Doors Down will be on hand this year to share the secrets of their success. The free event will be held on Wednesday 15 March at 7.30pm within the College’s City campus lecture theatre.

The vast programme also includes live music at Glasgow’s Nice ‘N’ Sleazy venue, a literature performance event featuring bestselling crime novelist Mason Cross and talented students from the College’s HNC Professional Writing Skills course, and a special lecture by the UK’s leading art historian and broadcaster, Andrew Graham Dixon, who is currently presenting Art of France on BBC 4.

Drama productions within the Scottish Youth Theatre, a drag show, a murder mystery evening, comedy nights and a Mario Kart Grand Prix ensure that the line-up is uniquely eclectic.

The festival will also host several exhibitions within the College that are free for the public to attend, including creative shop window displays in homage to Galeries Lafayette and French luxury goods culture, an exhibition of contemporary art and a display of props, masks, models and miniatures for film and TV.

Performing at the launch held on Monday 27 February was 20 year old singer-songwriter Megan Davidson, who is studying HND Journalism at the College. She has gained a strong Facebook following after posting her music on social media and has played alongside The View’s Kyle Falconer, as well as in popular Scottish live music venues.

Event tickets are available on the door. For advanced ticket enquires contact: creativecityglasgow@gmail.com.

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