Glasgow Southside Woodcraft Folk Take Part in Govanhill Carnival

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Glasgow Southside Woodcraft Folk raised their profile in the community last year by taking part in Govanhill Carnival.

The area is an incredibly diverse community and the parade was made up of local groups and individuals who have made costumes and decorations at workshops ahead of the event. Young people and volunteers from groups in Glasgow Southside took part in the parade carrying the group’s banner and then hosted a stall at the festival which followed on.

They offered a free friendship bracelet activity which allowed children to get a taste of Woodcraft Folk activities and values, whilst giving volunteers an opportunity to chat with the adults who came with them.

The day raised the profile of Woodcraft Folk in the local community and was a great experience for current group members to participate in as well.

The procession was a celebration of the multi-cultural population in the South Side area and will take place again this year on Saturday 3rd August.

The Carnival Parade and one-day festival starts off from Govanhill Park at 1pm. According to the local paper: “As well as the procession there will be a pipe band, a brass band, dancers, singers, choirs, Chinese lion dancers, roller skaters, drummers, flags, banners and costumes. Community and refugee groups will be encouraged to walk through the streets of Govanhill in a mass celebration of diversity.”

Community events are a great way to introduce more children and young people to Woodcraft Folk's activites and the aims & principles they embody - if your group are taking part in any this summer, share a news story and let us know what you get up to!