Music, parade and sculptures for Sea Change 2014

Painted rocks, a pedal parade and a concert on the seashore are all planned as part of the 2014 Sea Change Festival in Cove and Kilcreggan.

As revealed here last week, the event has already been boosted by a £4,250 grant from the Commonwealth Games Legacy awards, which will be used for a drumming project.

Organised by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust, the third annual festival will run from June 20-22.

Tut Tut has been the inspiration for other rocks to be painted along the shore
Tut Tut has been the inspiration for other rocks to be painted along the shore. Picture by Gail Young

Building on the local landmark of Tut Tut, which was repainted by volunteers last year, organisers plant to paint another large rock, this time in Cove bay, as the first stage in a chain of rocks along the shore.

Children at Kilcreggan and Rosneath primary schools will also design their own rock sculptures and other works of art for the exhibitions on lampposts and in Cove Burgh Hall.

The sculptures will be launched on the Friday, with music and a barbeque on the shore in Cove.

Then on Saturday there will be a fancy dress pedal parade, as well as a children’s art exhibition in the burgh hall, followed by performances for children.

And in the evening the burgh hall will play host as the peninsula joins the rest of the world in a global commonwealth 24 hour ceilidh. It all kicks off in New Zealand with Scotland finishing the event in style.

Finally, Sunday will see performances by the shore, featuring the Peninsula Choir under the directorship of Stephen Adam, musicians Pippa and Helen Reid-Foster, actor Veronica Leer, recently performing with the National Theatre of Scotland and stage and TV star Joyce Falconer.

More details of events – including a pop-up art gallery – will be announced nearer to the time.

For more information on the Sea Change festival, drumming project, the global ceilidh or other events, contact the trust via its website or by e-mail