The live Campsie MAYFEST was due to kick off on 18th May in Milton of Campsie Village Hall.
With the covid-19 lock-down, we thought that was the end of it! However, not so!
Thanks to three enterprising young women(Tiffany Yue, Rhona Boyle and Helen Kepelian) who comprise our Social Media team within the Campsie Festivals Organization, we have a Virtual Campsie MAYFEST20 with ALL events represented and illustrated. It’s a great series of videos and pictures.
If you don’t have these social media, then just Google Campsie Fest and click Campsie Fest Facebook home, but don’t join – click ‘not now’. Soon the whole show will be available via our new website, campsiefest.org.uk
You can see a fantastic show with a virtual Campsie Countryside Walk,plus ‘capture this’ photo challenge’, a virtual Art Exhibition and Children’s Art Workshop with a professional caricaturist, virtual Concerts of Jazz, Classical chamber music, previous footage of Campsie Ceilidh Band and Campsie Scottish Folk Players and a terrific Young Performers’ Concert.
The videos and pictures of our Campsie countryside walks is posted, plus great scenes from previous MAYFESTS. Images from different areas around the village, encourage people to walk here. Many local people have sent in their own photos of the locality. Many thanks to Rhona Boyle for setting this up.
The virtual art exhibition includes original artworks by local artists.
It contains more than 60 fine paintings by seven talented local artists and already there has been a sale! Thanks to Sieglinde Bucher and Tiffany Yue.
A video of a children’s art workshop with professional artist, Derek Gray, is posted – It’s a great new video on how to make a comic strip! Children love it. Many children send in their own artwork for posting on Facebook and Twitter.
Virtual concerts involve those who were booked for the live event – the Allander Jazz Band, the Milngavie Chamber Strings. Also Campsie Ceilidh Band and Campsie Scottish Folk Players play. They perform in videos etc. (some from previous MAYFESTS).
Finally a virtual concert by young folk includes eight short videos of superb local young talent! Performances are mainly of music on instruments and voice. You will see and hear saxes, drums, violin, flute and vocals. These form a great ‘virtual concert’.
Now we start thinking about our St Andrew’s Fest at the very end of November. We’ll not be beaten by the bug!