A day of treats for young and old. There is childrens theatre at 1pm. The free Thomson exhibition opens in the Hall at the same time, the Thomson theme continuing into the evening with a talk starting 7:30pm.
Childrens theatre - The Story of the Little Gentleman 1pm
The excellent Catherine Wheels Theatre stage an afternoon children’s show The Little Gentleman - an energetic two-hander with an original score by Danny Krass and design by Karen Tennent, this is a playful celebration of friendship and acceptance. The show is sponsored by Ensign Motifs.
Based on the book by Barbro Lindgren.
Age suitability: 5+ or Primary 1-4
Running time: 45 minutes
The Little Gentleman thinks he will live a sad and lonely life forever… Until one day he is woken up by a curious dog who just wants to play.
Alexander 'Greek' Thomson - exhibition and talk
The exhibition is part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, who designed several historic buildings on the Peninsula.
In his day, Thomson was conspicuous for his originality in producing a distinctive modern architecture from the lessons and precedents provided by the Greeks, Egyptians and other ancient civilisations, and made extensive use of new materials like cast-iron and plate-glass.
His personal Graeco-Egyptian style was almost entirely confined to Glasgow, where he designed commercial warehouses, blocks of tenements, terraces of houses, suburban villas and three extraordinary Presbyterian churches, of which the St. Vincent Street Church is the only intact survivor.
Thomson talk - 7:30pm
Monday evening features a talk by Glasgow architect Fiona Sinclair. The talk entitled Lost Thomson - Glasgow's Loss deals with the Thomson buildings which have been tragically lost over the years. The evening is run in conjunction with Cove & Kilcreggan Literary Society.
Free entry to the exhibition and talk.
Next event in Cove Carnival - Scottish Opera Highlights