Rouken Glen Park hosts Festival of Colour for fifth year

The Festival of Colour celebrates the diversity of East Renfrewshire.
The Festival of Colour celebrates the diversity of East Renfrewshire.

Rouken Glen Park will turn all the shades of the rainbow this Saturday as the Festival of Colour returns.

Back for a fifth year the annual outdoor multicultural celebration aims to bring everyone together, regardless of class, status or colour.

Bright colourful powder, is thrown to cover everyone in the different colours of rainbow and celebrate diversity with the whole family.

The festival aims to create a vibrant atmosphere which reinforces that differences in social or economic status should not be a barrier in today’s society.

Councillor Paul O’Kane, Convener for Education and Equalities, said: “I am delighted that Festival of Colour is returning again this year to Rouken Glen Park after the success of previous years.

“East Renfrewshire is an incredibly diverse area which brings together people from a variety of different backgrounds and life experiences to live, work, learn and enjoy the local community.

“Festival of Colour promotes positive relations in the area, encouraging personal experiences and ideas to be shared – in the hope that new relationships can be formed.”

The event will run from 1pm until 4pm and will include fun activities for all ages, including a Nepalese dancer, henna hand painting, a bouncy castle, and sponge throwing as well as a stall with water, juice and small snacks.

Entry to the festival is free of charge and participants can just turn up on the day.

For further information, visit Rouken Glen Park website