Glasgow City Council keep saying that The North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood is derelict and unused. We find this surprising since formally there are at least about 1,000 people on the land per month and probably the same again informally.
We’ve also heard from several council members that building on the land is a ‘done deal’. This is also surprising since there is a whole planning process to go through. Why bother with a planning process if it’s a ‘done deal’? we wan’t to know what they know that we don’t?
We believe that we can save this space for the community. There are multiple reasons why it should not be built on and why it should remain the community space it has always been. This music event is one more community gathering designed to inspire and engage families but also to show Glasgow City Council that we use and love this land.
Join our Facebook page to find out more about the The Little House of La gig. Or, just turn up on the 26th of January (this is thought to be the most depressing day of the year) for some uplifting music. The event will start at 2:30 and finish at 4:30. Children can make instruments to play while the band perform. A donation of £5 per family. Pay on the door.
The Little House of La, a homespun, acoustic children’s band, will be premiering children’s music in the Children’s Wood on North Kelvin Meadow on Sunday 23rd of September at 2:30pm
The Little House of La will play their first ever gig for children at their outdoor performance on North Kelvin Meadow. The Creature Features set will see children dressed as their favorite animals dancing away to animal themed music.
The Little House of La features three of the original members from indie-‐pop band Aberfeldy, so expect some lovely harmonies, groovy beats and lots of fun.
Band member Ruth Barrie says that that the gig will have a “laid back acoustic, old time kind of feel” and that “The Little House of La will be encompassing lots of styles – From Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals to Apeman by the Kinks.”
Emily Cutts from the Children’s Wood says “We think that there is nothing like this for children in Scotland and are excited that The Little House of La have chosen to do their first ever gig for young people in the Children’s Wood.”
Emily Cutts adds, “At a time when green spaces are being sold off and children are encouraged indoors, we believe that this space is vital for reconnecting children to nature. And, to have music that isn’t mass-produced, for children to enjoy in a relaxed, outdoor environment is wonderful.
“Being outdoors is very important for children and we want to keep this connection alive and a real part of their lives. Events like these are important for strengthening children’s connection to nature as well as creating happy memories”
Ruth says “I lived in the West End of Glasgow when I was little. Eventually we moved, Mum said it was because she couldn’t hear me telling her what had happened at school each day with all the traffic on Great Western Road. I remember there was a tiny patch of trees and bushes on the way I would always run and clamber through them. Kids definitely need nature! We moved to the countryside after that and it was heaven - I wish I’d had the children’s meadow to go to when I lived in Glasgow”
The event starts at 2:30 and will finish around 4:30. Children can come dressed as their favourite animal. There will be an opportunity to make instruments out of old plastic bottles before the performance and get faces painted and enjoy home baking and drinks. The event will costs £5 per family, to cover the costs. Please don’t let the weather put you off – the event will go ahead even if it’s wet, as there will be a shelter.