Piñata Party And Ripple Effect - Saturday 23rd June 12 Noon Until 3pm 99 Calder Street.
Posted: 19th June 2012 By Andrew Johnson
REFUGEE WEEK AT THE BATHS
As last year there will be a “giant” piñata presented in the main pool and children will be invited to take part in its traditional (supervised) “bashing apart” until the various small presents and sweeties within, fruit etc, become “available”. This was a huge success last year with 50 or so local children taking part. This event is designed to incorporate the intergenerational and ‘multi- cultural’ appeal of the piñata as a symbol which effectively and imaginatively captures the sentiment of Refugee Week - particularly ‘community spirit’ and ‘Scotland’s Spirit’ , with a strong hint of ‘Fighting Spirit’!
This year we have made a number of small piñatas that have not been decorated we are inviting all local children along to decorate one of these and the best will be awarded a £15.00 Amazon token. This will take place between 1pm and 3pm. See our web site at NEWS for a few examples.
Also at the party throughout the afternoon the “Ripple Effect” will be presenting a range of artistic and cultural activities (poetry, music, dramas etc) around the baths at key sites and visitors will be able to tour them and see/take part in these “in the round”. The theme will be about the baths, its history, and our 11-year campaign to re-open them. Tawona Sithole our resident artist from "Seeds of Thought" is presenting the event with a community team. It has been inspired by the fighting spirit of the Govanhill community and GBCT in seeing the baths recently re-opened.
The event is sponsored by the Refugee Council and Glasgow City Council’s South East Arts Network and is essentially about bringing communities together. There will be refreshments provided.
If a small group or individual children wish to attend and enter the piñata competition, it would be helpful if you could let us know by Friday 22nd June. Full supervision will be provided and guidance offered on piñata decoration.
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