Friday April 13, 2018
On 28th March, the West End Festival won a funding award!
The Commonweal Fund was given to the West End Festival to support the Children & Arts Programme.
Jack Cameron (pictured) is in Primary 4 at Hillhead Primary. Jack's school is a regular attender of all the festival book events and have been over the past 20 years.
This is the first time the West End Festival has been awarded funding from The Commonwealth Fund of The Trades House of Glasgow.
With special thanks to Teresa Lowe who produces the West End Festival literary events programme on our behalf.
Hillhead Primary classes are looking forward to meeting the former Children & Young People's Laureate, Chris Riddell, on Thursday 7th June at The Kelvin Gallery, University of Glasgow, as well as other authors & illustrators.
Pictured left to right: WEF's Michael Dale, Jack Cameron, Dr Alistair Dorward (Deacon Convenor who presented the award and certificate), and WEF's Chairman, Liz Scobie.
Liz Scobie said: "Thanks to the wonderful support of The Trades House of Glasgow - children and young people are able to meet one of the UK’s finest illustrators in two highlight events. We also look forward to Glasgow children enjoying some of the most inspiring authors and illustrator talent working today."