Cove Carnival of the arts ‘a wonderful success’

The first Cove Carnival of the arts has been hailed as a great success, with events ranging from opera and architecture to a ukulele band and folk concert.

The five-day programme was organised by the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust, whose convener Murdo MacDonald said it had gone ‘wonderfully well’.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” he added: “Many thanks to everyone who helped to make all the events possible.”

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Events included ukulele band concerts at Rosneath and Kilcreggan primary schools on Friday, and that evening Cove Burgh Hall was the venue for a McGinn dinner, celebrating Scottish folksinger Matt McGinn.

The hall was also the venue for a children’s film show on Saturday evening with Boss Baby being screened courtesy of Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society.

Then on Saturday night the hall was packed for a dance night with Brass Monkeys performing.

There was a lunchtime concert by Allander Jazz in the burgh hall on Sunday.

And on Sunday night there was a rare chance to see Francis Cadell’s painting of Cove Pier, with Cove Sailing Club the venue.

On Monday’ Greek’ Thomson 200, saw a celebration with lectures of the 200th anniversary of the birth of architect Alexander Thomson, in conjunction with Cove and Kilcreggan Literary Society – the recent BBC documentary about Thomson was screened, featuring several local properties.

Finally, cast members from Scottish Opera performed highlights in the burgh hall on Tuesday evening, following a reception at Knockderry House Hotel.