Scottish Comic features in Creative City 2018

Scottish comedienne Karen Dunbar will play a starring role in City of Glasgow College’s student led Creative City Festival. 

Now in its fourth year, the annual festival of drama, art, literature, entertainment and music celebrates the work of students in the college’s creative industries’ faculty.

Running from 26 February to 16 March, Creative City 2018 will feature a wide variety of events that will be held at the college’s City campus on Cathedral Street and at popular venues across Glasgow.

Actress, comedienne and Chewin’ the Fat star, Karen Dunbar, will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to aspiring student performers at an exclusive Q&A event.

Commenting, Karen Dunbar, said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting the students and hearing more about their creative projects and hopes. After seeing the calibre of their entries at this year’s RTS Awards, I’m excited to find out where they’re going next: it’s like looking into a media crystal ball.”

The packed programme also includes performances of hit plays, The Laramie Project and Liz Lochhead’s Dracula, a stage adaption of the classic horror, by students studying HNC Acting & Performance.

David McKinney, Curriculum Head of Media at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We are delighted to see Creative City continue to go from strength to strength. Our college is full of talented, ambitious, and innovative creators and staging such a large programme of activities gives them the chance to exhibit their skills to a wider audience.

“The festival involves our students at all levels; from producing and performing, organising and facilitating the events, creating the buzz and bringing in the crowds. It’s an excellent real-life, hands-on learning experience for them and given the wealth of ability we have on show we expect this year’s Creative City will be a spectacular success.”

Lindy Ireland is studying HNC Media and Communications and is taking part in Gorilla Fashion. She said:

“Being part of Gorilla Fashion and Creative City has been really good and has given me a lot of valuable experience. Gorilla Fashion combines a fashion show and a drag show with a positive message about the environment. My part in it was to look after the graphic design, this involved a lot of research and learning a lot of new skills.”

The programme is available to download here.

Where events require an admission fee, tickets are available on the door. For advanced ticket enquiries please contact Creative City.