Queen’s Park Arena Launch Event
On Saturday 6 October 2012 a free event will take place to launch the new Queen’s Park Arena, formally the old bandstand site. The programme will feature a mixture of music, dance and drama reflecting the diverse cultures of the communities surrounding the park and showcasing some of the fantastic performers who live and work there. The farmer’s market will be open and 2012 also marks the 150th anniversary of Queen’s Park. So come down and have a great day celebrating the anniversary and the redevelopment of the bandstand into an exciting new performance arena.
Work on the site begins!
The regenerated space will provide opportunities to stage all the traditional things the bandstand used to host; performances, entertainment, musical events, rallies, and more. We’re seeing informal uses like exercise classes, small get-togethers of parents and children as well as the big organised events.
What would you like to see happening? Music from up and coming bands? Shakespeare in the Park? Performances by local dance groups? The School play? Screenings of classic films? We already have some intriguing responses from our survey carried out in summer 2009 but we’re always ready to listen.
The space will be an asset to the whole city of Glasgow not just the south side. It will be unique; attracting touring companies and events to the city and enabling the area to take part in city wide festivals.