Under the umbrella title “Reclaiming the Rainbow” Glasgay! today announces news of its 2009 festival where we celebrate FAMILIES and the various ways in which we form relationships around them.
The festival will run in two parts in 2009. Firstly the GLASGAY! FILM FESTIVAL from 3rd September to 6th October 2009, which opens with the UK premiere of SHANK, a dystopic vision of life today on the streets of Britain where knife crime, drugs and violence are an everyday occurrence.
The main Glasgay! performance Festival gets underway from 8th Oct – 8th November 2009 at up to 14 venues across the city. Featuring four world premieres of newly commissioned works for theatre, the programme is an edgy line up of top acts and emerging talent.
The line up for the rest of the festival includes a host of comedy, clubs nights, a family Halloween ceilidh, an emergent artist’s Boutique theatre programme, and loads of competitions and special offers to win tickets, travel and hotel accommodation to visit Scotland and see the wonderful city of Glasgow.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency, said: “Scotland is home to a rich and diverse cultural events calendar and Glasgay! is a fantastic example of this diversity. The event continues to grow and gather momentum each year and 2009 looks set to reach an even wider audience as well as the festival’s dedicated Scottish fan base. Glasgow itself has an enviable programme of cultural events as well as exceptional venues and home grown talent, which make it an unrivalled host for forward thinking and ambitious events like this one.”