Community Fun Day

Saturday 6th of August so the annual Riverclyde Homes Community Fun Day come to Broomhill! RIG Arts coordinated the event and despite the rain, it looked as if everyone had a great day.

There was a range of activities and stalls for people to get involved with, from face-painting to juggling, browsing the market stalls for jewellery and toys, to meeting snakes and lizards!

The top car park, Broomhill Way and the Broomhill Court High flat were brightly decorated with yarn-bombing (adorning railing and trees with knitted patterns), textile banners and chalk drawing. It was great to see such a huge splash of colour cover Broomhill for a day, something even the rain couldn’t dampen.

The ‘tall man’ made for some surreal photo opportunities and seeing him walking up the stairs effortlessly was a bit mind-boggling.

At the art stall, we invited people to illustrate the area and we’ll use the finished collaborative piece in the art flat. We also made bottle top hanging decorations and textile and button badges from donated materials.

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Photo by Karen Orr, Aug 2016.

The highland dancers performed brilliantly, and our DJ provided a solid soundtrack throughout the day.

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Photo by Karen Orr, Aug 2016.

At the end of the day, some of the workers even found the chance to have a whizz round the go-kart track!

The Fun Days are a really important way of celebrating the community in Inverclyde and we’re so pleased that so many people turned up and got stuck in.

Eric Webster commented, “[It] Turned out a fantastic day and it was nice to see so many happy kids with parents and grand parents along with the many other members of the local community who turned out on the day, and a big vote of thanks is in order for all the effort put in by the River Clyde Homes staff and workers over the last few days along with Rig Arts staff and helpers well done to you all.”

Other comments from the community include “great community spirit at Broomhill” from Jim Fergusson, “great day!” from Joyce McIlmoyle and “Good to see such strong Community spirit” from Jeanette Sultan.

Here’s looking forward to another great day next year.

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