Family Extravaganza 12th & 13th January

4 01 2013


 BalloonSaturday 12th January:


Book bug (Bubble Pool) 10am – 10.30 am – FREE but ticketed

Fun sessions in pool with inflatable and DJ Pulse FM   1pm – 2 pm – Tickets only £1

Carmichael Hall

Fitness Testing (Foyer Area) 10.30-3.30 pm – FREE

Photo Booth with dressing up props (Foyer Area) 10-4pm – FREE

Big Party times

11-12 – Baby Disco (0-5years) – FREE but ticketed

2-3 – Kids Party with pulse radio(5-11years) – FREE but ticketed


12: 12:30 puppet show – FREE

1 pm 1:30 Magic show – FREE

1:30 – 1:55pm Puppet show – FREE

2:30 magic show – FREE

3:15 puppet show – FREE

12 – 4pm – FREE

Face painting – FREE

Meeting Room

Storytelling (20 min sessions) 12:15pm, 3pm and 4pm – FREE


Music and storytelling workshops. – FREE but ticketed



 Sunday 13th January


Book bug (Bubble Pool) 10am – 10.30 am – FREE but ticketed

Fun sessions in pool with inflatable and DJ Pulse FM 1pm – – Tickets only £1

Carmichael Hall

Fitness Testing (foyer area) 10.30-3.30 pm – FREE

Big Party times

11-12 Baby Disco – FREE but ticketed

2-3 Kids Party with pulse radio – FREE but ticketed

Zumba Come and try (20 mins Sessions) 10am – 10.20 & 10.40 -11am – FREE


12: 12:30 puppet show – FREE

1 pm 1:30 Magic show – FREE

1:30 – 1:55pm Puppet show – FREE

2:30 magic show – FREE

3:15 puppet show – FREE

12 – 4pm – FREE

Arts Room

Family Arts and Crafts- 10.00 am – 4.00 pm – FREE

Meeting Room

Storytelling (20 min sessions) 12 noon and 4pm – FREE


Film (Bed knobs & Broomsticks), 1pm – Tickets only £1

Cozy Corner

Face Painting – FREE

Box office – 0141 577 4956




Food and Drink Festival Weekend

5 09 2012

It’s the food event that no-one should miss. A weekend extravaganza of all things delicious for all the family and it’s right on your doorstep.

Come along and join us whether you are a serious foodie, budding chef, a little chef, or simply enjoy a great lunch and great atmosphere.

FREE ENTRY                                    

Eastwood Park

Saturday 8 September 12 noon – 7pm

Sunday 9 September 11am – 6pm

Click on the link to view the feastRen brochure

Call box office for further info 0141 577 4970

Eastwood Park Gallery – New Exhibition

23 07 2012

Gavin Russell – Georgia

This series of pictures came from a single trip by amateur photographer Gavin Russell to Georgia in 2009. The country was just recovering from the recent military conflict with Russia (in 2008) and tourists were a rare sight. The shots were taken mainly in three locations, Tblisi the faded capital city where power-cuts were common, Kazbegi, a formerly crucial but now forgotten outpost on the Trans Caucasus Highway, and Omalo, a remote mountain village on the Chechen Border where there was no gas, electricity or running water.

The people in Georgia were warm, welcoming and delighted to share their country with the few tourists that came. They were rightfully proud of a beautiful country with boasts incredible natural scenery alongside the scars and monuments of a traumatic past.

During his travels Gavin refused to use maps or guide books so the majority of the shots were taken as candid street images during many a long and lost wander.

Exhibition runs to 26 August 2012

Artist talk – Alina Kisina

28 03 2012
| Wednesday 4 April, Eastwood Park Gallery

London-based Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina will be at Eastwood Park Gallery on Wednesday 4 April to talk about her City of Home exhibition and to do some portfolio reviews.

Anyone interested in having Alina look at their work should bring their portfolio along to the gallery at 2pm.  She will then be discussing her own work, again in the gallery, at 6pm.

For further information contact Janet Forry on 0141 577 3679.

Eastwood Park Gallery: Alina Kisina – City of Home

6 03 2012

|   March 5 – April 30

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Alina Kisina’s photographic series ‘City of Home’ might, at first glance, seem merely aimed at capturing the daily life of her hometown of Kiev, Ukraine. Yet Kisina’s strangely evocative photographs are concerned less with documentary impressions than with opening up realms above and beyond the mundane images that define the surface of her work. For the subway steps, skylines, facades, and factory lots that Kisina depicts resonate with an order that seems not of this world. Her pictures—often quite literally—reflect realms that seem to exist side-by-side with or beyond the mere material givens of her everyday subject matter. Although superficially static, her serene, perfectly composed photographs actively lead us into higher realms that are uplifting and light: they cause us to transcend the materiality of everyday existence and enter into planes of experience heretofore unknown.

Alina Kisina is a self-taught Ukrainian photographer living in London. She regularly returns to her native land to take pictures that use a mixture of abstraction and representation suggesting a reality beyond that of the things actually shown. In 2010 Kisina’s work from the exhibition ‘Zerkalo|Mirror’ was featured in ‘Thinking in Unity after Postmodernism’ – an international conference on innovative approaches to aesthetics, literature and film at the University of Munich. Work from the series ‘City of Home’ was shown at Format 2011, an international photography festival in Derby.

The exhibition runs until 30 April

0141 577 4970

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September At EPT

17 08 2011

Ok, so it’s only August and the autumn blues already seem to be creeping in on us in the ‘Shire, but never fear. Eastwood Park Theatre is here to entertain you and your soaking macs in September with an exciting list of delightful shows and events. Our new programme will shortly be available to book online. In the meantime, to reserve your tickets please contact the Box Office on  0141 577 4970.

Food Festival: 30th August 4th September

Whiskey Tasting Evening; Tuesday 30th August, 7:30pm

                 Tasting Scottish whiskey is an experience involving all five senses. Join us as we sample fine malts from across Scotland.

Tickets £12/ £10 concession

18+ only


The Cook Show Scotland; Thursday 1st September, 7:30pm

Phil Lewis, Head chef at the award-winning Cook School Scotland, is a fast rising star of the culinary world. Phil will be using seasonal food to cook different dishes from the cook school menus and will be giving away spaces in the very popular demo and dine classes during his demonstration.

Goodie bags for everyone courtesy of Whole Foods Market Giffnock.

Tickets £5/£4 Conc.


The Foodies Present…Ready, Steady, Cook; Friday 2nd September; 7:30pm

Seumas MacInnes, restaurateur and owner of Café Gandolfi will host a ready, steady, cook challenge for two of Glasgow’s best known chefs

Red Onion’s John Quigley, renowned private chef to rock stars, will go head to head with Ian Brown, of Ubiquitous Chip fame, who has recently opened his own restaurant in Williamwood.

Both chefs will wow the audience with their signature dishes and later in the evening will cook food heaven and food hell for Seumas.

On arrival, guests will be offered a glass of wine (Can’t complain about that!). During the show you will have the opportunity to ask the experts for their top tips (great for those pesky Christmas dinner problems!) and will vote to choose your favourite dish. Goodie bags for everyone courtesy of Whole Foods Market Giffnock.

Tickets £10/ £8 Conc.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005); Sunday 4th September, 2pm

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter star. A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.

Approx running time 115 minutes; PG

Goodie bags for everyone courtesy of Whole Foods Market Giffnock

Tickets £4/ £3 Conc. 

Join us at the art workshop before the film for readings and re-enactments from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and other short works! And don’t forget to check out our chocolate stall to grab yourself a tasty treat before seeing the film!


Family Fun: 11th- 13th September

Wee Stories Theatre presents… Arthur, The Story of a King; 

Sunday 11th September, 4pm

Monday 12th September, 10:30am

Approx running time: 120 mins

Who was King Arthur? A real King, or just a legend?

The truth is no-one really knows. One fact that is true, however, is that the fantastical tale of King Arthur, the hero warrior, is one of the great stories of the world. Steeped in chivalry and romance, it is an epic tale of a King and his exploits, involving magic and magicians in an age where good conquered evil.

The multi award winning Arthur, The Story of a King encapsulates Wee Stories’ love of literature, high comedy, visual games and imaginative stagecraft. For ages 6+

Tickets £7/ £5 Conc.


Andy Manley with Starcatchers presents… My House

Neilston Community Library; Thursday 15th September: 10:30am, 12 noon, 1:30pm    

Approx running time 35 mins

Come visit a very special house- where all is not as it seems. Watch the rooms and chimneys grow, and see how many shapes and textures you can spot. For children aged 2-3 and their grown ups

Tickets £4

(There will be free workshops available for nurseries. Please contact Janet Forry for details)


Lorna Pickford presents… Wriggle, Shake and Groove

Tuesday 13th September;

10am and 1pm- Baby Wriggle

 11:30 am and 2:30 pm- Families

Approx running time 40 mins

Baby Wrigglers (4-18 months)

A stimulating and enjoyable creative movement class for parent and baby. A fun and fully interactive session for all!

Families (up to 5 years)

An exciting, energetic and creative movement and dance class for all the family!

Tickets £6 (Parent and Baby) / £4 Standard


Theatre: 19th- 30th September

EROS Musical Society presents… Return to the Forbidden Planet

Monday 19th- Saturday 24th September;
7:30pm each evening, 2:30 pm Saturday matinée

Blast off on this intergalactic journey on board a spaceship, with Captain Tempest and his crew. This exciting comedy, described as “Shakespeare’s forgotten musical” will have you laughing and tapping your feet to well-loved songs like “Young Girl”, “Good Vibrations”, “Born to be Wild” and many more as you soar through the space/ time continuum.

Tickets £8- £12


Grant Smeaton presents… Bette/Cavett

Tuesday 27th September, 8pm                             

Approx running time 60 mins

It’s 1971.

She’s the 63-year-old Queen of Hollywood. He is the host who gets the guests his rivals can’t get near. Meet Bette Davis. Meet Dick Cavett.

Using verbatim text, Bette/Cavett re-imagines one of the most candid TV meetings of all time- sliding down the rose-tinted sunglasses of our perception of “the old days” and challenging our tendency to glamorize the past.

Tickets £12/ £10 Conc./ £8 Student


Visible Fictions presents the première of… The Hunted                                    

Friday 30th September; 1pm and 8pm

Approx running time 70 mins

                                                                                     There are paths you should not leave.

                                                                                                   There are dreams you should not dream.

                                                                                                        There are beasts in the forest that know your name.

A lone girl dares to be something nobody has been- in a place nobody dares to go. The path is long, there will be trouble ahead and there are things out to get her…

Take a deep breath, step into the unknown, and be prepared for your world to turn upside down.

Join the hunt. Ages 11+

Tickets £7/ £5 Conc.

Look out for promotions by our own Young PromotERs team on the run up to this exciting event at EPT!



Exposure 11 Open Exhibition

19th September- 23rd October

Entrants are from a wide range of artistic practice and all share a passion for their art form. Look out for the Exposure 11 brochure which gives details for the entire festival including satellite exhibitions and a full programme of talks and demonstrations.

Well, that’s just a brief overview of our September programme, which my colleagues and I feel will be an electric kick off to EPT’s Autumn/ Winter season. Remember that tickets can be booked at Eastwood Park Theatre’s Box Office, or alternatively, you can call them on 0141 577 4970. Make sure to check out our Facebook page for more details on the events for the rest of August and for more contact information/ directions/ further details. Thanks everyone for reading and watch this space for more in depth and exclusive details about our exciting new programme. From me, your Drama Queen, and the rest at EPT, enjoy the rest of  (fingers crossed) a sunny summer and we hope to see you soon!

June at EPT

1 06 2011

Winding down for the summer break, we’ve nevertheless got a couple of treats for you, in the form of some massive cinema classics, the return of the ever popular Harlequin Youth Theatre and a brand new exhibition of some of the best new talent from around Scotland in our gallery. 


When Evan Goldman’s parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, all he wants is to make friends and survive the school year.  Easier said than done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his life and his only friend, Patrice, won’t talk to him.  The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and someone is spreading the nastiest rumours.  With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.

Wednesday 8– Saturday 11 June | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Tickets £10-£12

June’s also a chance for Playtime, an end-of-term showcase for all our fabulously talented East Renfrewshire Youth Theatre groups. With pieces developed from their weekly drama classes and shaped with direction from their tutors– all professional theatre-makers– our classes from Netherlee, Barrhead, Clarkston, Fairweather and Williamwood all take to the stage for an afternoon of unique entertainment!

Saturday 18 June | 2 pm
Standard £3

For more information about ERYT classes, contact the Community Drama Team on 0141 577 4863.


This month we continue our Big Screen Sundays with a true cinema classic for all the family, The Wizard of Oz. Over 70 years old and still just as magical, The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Kansas farm-girl Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) who is one day swept up in a mysterious tornado and swiftly deposited in the wonderfully disconbobulating land of Oz, where she meets various friends and foes on her journey to find the elusive wizard, the only person who might be able to get her home.

Certificate U

Sunday 12 June | 1pm
Standard £4
Concession £3

And on Monday, pop in for the most epic of romances with Hollywood classic Gone With The Wind. Against the turbulent backdrop of the American Civil War, scheming and manipulative Scarlett O’Hara carries on a tempestuous love affair with the roughish Rhett Butler. As always, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee with the movie.

Certificate PG

Monday 13 June | 11am
Standard £4
Concession £3


From Friday 3rd June to Wednesday the 29th, EPT’s gallery will be hosting a brilliant new exhibition by a range of emerging new talents from the west of Scotland.

Mon 9–  Tues 31 May
Entrance to the Gallery is FREE

or more information on upcoming events check out the May–August 2011 programme, and don’t forget you can follow all the latest news on EPT’s Facebook or Twitter or right here on the Blog.