Celebration of arts and culture to mark St Andrew’s Day in Glasgow

Photo by Paul Chappells
Photo by Paul Chappells

Scotland’s second nationwide Fair Saturday is coming to Glasgow this St Andrew’s Day, with a series of events to raise funds to promote culture and the arts.

The global Fair Saturday movement began in Spain in 2014 and aims to have a positive impact on society by driving social empathy through the arts and culture.

St Andrew’s Fair Saturday marks the start of Scotland’s Winter Festivals, and will support the #OneKindAct campaign, which asks the people of Scotland to make someone’s day with an act of kindness.

This year’s St Andrew’s Fair Saturday includes over 120 events across Scotland, and 16 in Glasgow, each promoting fairness and sharing and fundraising for social causes.

Events include:

· Community Open Day at The Firhill Sports Complex, Glasgow, raising money for Spinal Chord supporting local community, 10:00am

· Glasgow City Council Schools Concert Band at Hamish Wood Building, Foyer Area, Glasgow, raising money for Drake Music, 11:30am

· St Andrew’s Day Afro-Scottish Traditional at KATS, Glasgow, raising money for Hope Project Scotland, 1:00pm

· Rachel’s Cousin, by Ann Marie Di Mambro at George Moore Building, Campus Life, Glasgow, raising money for Breast Cancer Support, 1:30pm

· Heavy Scotland - Hip Hop and Rap Music at Hamish Wood Building, Foyer Area, Glasgow, raising money for Drake Music, 12:05pm

· A night at the Winter movies - GCU Choir at Hamish Wood Building, Foyer Area, Glasgow, raising money for Breast Cancer Support, 12:30pm

· St Andrew’s Day History at Pearce Institute, Glasgow, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Reseach, 2:00pm

· Celebrating St Andrew’s Day Arabic Style at TBC, raising money for Cancer Research, 4:00pm

· Feasgar Litreachais at Gaelic Bookshop, Glasgow, raising money for Comhairle nan Leabhraichean, 4:00pm

· Bring on St Andrew’s Day at Hutcheson’s Grammar School, Glasgow, raising money for Jhankar Beats, 5:00pm

· St Andrew’s Multicultural Night at Fred Paton Day Care Centre, Glasgow, raising money for Isaro, 5:00pm

· St Andrew’s Afro Ceilidh 2019 at African Arts Centre, Glasgow, raising money for Govan Community Project, 7.00pm

· Performance at Erskine Care Home at Erskine Care Home, Glasgow, raising money for Live Music Now Scotland, private

· St Andrew’s Conga at Hampden Park, Glasgow, raising money for GTCC supporting Cross Out Child Poverty, 10:00am (Nov 28)

· Hunterian’s Night at the Museum’ at Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, raising money for Lost Species Scotland, 7:00pm (Nov 29)

With so many organisations getting on board this year, there is over 100 performances to look forward to. The full programme is now available on the St Andrew’s Fair Saturday website - standrews.fairsaturday.org/

Those unable to make it along to an event can visit onescotland.org to find out other ways to make someone’s day this St Andrew’s Day.

Scotland’s Winter Festivals, supported by £400,000 from the Scottish Government, opens with St Andrew’s Day on 30 November, followed by Hogmanay and Burns celebrations.