As part of Glasgow's International Arts Festival, GalGael have been collaborating with artists Matt Baker and Tara Beale on a variety of projects to highlight Govan as a creative community with a long history and proud heritage. Our workshop has been utilised as a venue for creating part of the "Govan Armada" - a flotilla of small over 60 boats made of flotsam and jetsam from the River Clyde itself and assembled into all sorts of vessels before they are returned to the river this Saturday.
One of the highlights of the event will be the firing of trebuchets loaded with gifts and charms across the river. Two of our Volunteers, Rico and Mark have been getting steamed into the construction of the big trebuchet (pictured above) with assistance from Grant leckie from Glasgow Museums. It's creating quite a stir and a good energy in the workshop and well done to the guys for getting so much work done in a short space of time. Thanks also to Gary Weir for constructing a smaller version to fire from the opposite side of the river.