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29 September 2019Apple Day at Gelston Gardens

Saturday October 5th

12 noon to 4pm

A celebration of the apple harvest and of the wildlife which supports Geilston Gardens.

“Become an apple expert by following our apple trail and help apple man John Hancox press apples and have a taster of the juice.”

Beekeepers and other wildlife experts will illustrate the role bees, butterflies and bugs in the gardens, while there will be a William Tell Dell for junior archery as well as an apple-themed treasure hunt.

There will also be a bake off-style  ‘Show us your Bakes’ – bakers are invited to bring along an apple-based bake made at home for judging during the afternoon. Click here to download an entry form.

Further details on the website . but see below for the entry fees

Entry is free for NTS members and there are reduced garden entry charges until the end of October for non-members – £10 for two adults or a family ticket. (Its normally £15 for a couple or £18.50 for a family (2 adults and up to 4 children)

This is a special deal and you have to visit the Itison website and download a voucher to get this reduced rate

29 September 2019Exhibition in Civic Centre

 Helensburgh Christian Heritage

An Exhibit curated by Nigel Allan for the Helensburgh Heritage Trust

In the Civic Centre, 38 East Clyde Street

Open  Weekdays 10-5, until Spring.

In the western world our heritage and society are based on Judaeo-Christian traditions  and values. The  exhibition traces the journey of Christianity in the Helensburgh area from Celtic times as evidenced by St. Mahew's Chapel in Cardross and the remains of St. Michael's Chapel in Faslane. The journey continues through the medievil period to the Reformation with artefacts displayed from the parishes of Cardross and Rhu and the later development into what is now the parish church of Helensburgh with its pedigree shown on a displayed roll. The historical background to other denominations in the town, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic, United Reformed and Baptist are also shown as well as the current witness of all traditions to the Christian message in their different activities and outreach.   

08 September 2019Area Visit

 The Arts Society Scotland and Northern Ireland have arranged the following visit:

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

Wednesday October 23rd 2019 :11.30 -12.45

Auditorium. National Museum of Scotland

More details on the Area Visits page of this website.

07 September 2019Friends of Geilston Gardens

The latest issue of the Friends of Geilson Garden Newsletter.

07 September 2019

Cowal Open Studios 

 Open Studios Visiting weekend  27th -30th September
Exciting Fresh Work from New and Established Artists
Click here to visit their website and browse what is there to see.
 From the website you can download a  brochure and a map .

07 September 2019Arts Fest November 9th 2019

The Arts Society Helensburgh and Lomond  

Saturday 9th November

Helensburgh Parish Church Halls

Arts Fest to showcase of our members’ activities 

If you have arts or crafts activities you would like to display such as,

  • Arts: paintings or similar 2D images
  • Crafts: anything in 3D that is designed and/or made by yourself.
  • Crafts: tapestry, embroidery, needlework, quilts etc

​Bryan Temple and Rosie Brown are organising this. Please contact either or any member of the Committee. Phone and email contact details are on the Committee page 

31 August 2019Lecture Report for June Lecture

The Lecture Report for the June Lecture is posted on the Lectures 2018-19 page.

A very enthusiastic report!

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