We have four venues – the Girvan Community Garden in Knockushan Street; the entrance is just across from the lifeboat station. The Wee School Art Space is around the corner on Henrietta St, and the South Parish Church is further along, at the corner of Stair Park. The Library is in Montgomery Street, next to the Church, though vehicle access is from Trowier Road.
Most of the events at the festival will all take place in The Dome, at the Girvan Community Garden. The Garden provides an outdoor space for the community, which creates volunteering opportunities for everyone, to engage in horticultural sessions and community events throughout the year. It provides a positive, safe and welcoming environment that helps people to improve their health and well-being, broaden their knowledge of gardening and help create a vibrant, inclusive and multi-generational community.
The Dome is a relatively recent addition to the Garden, and we are delighted to be able to have our performances there.
Hot food and refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the day, and the Garden is a lovely place to sit and reflect in between sessions.
The Box Office is also located in the Garden.
Girvan Library is hosting more events for the Girvan Arts Festival this year, with two workshops where children can be creative in a fun filled environment.
We’re also delighted that the the Library will be hosting the Girvan Arts Festival film, Cinema Paradiso.
The Library’s staff, and its chief Librarian, Claire McCormick, are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Library on behalf of the Festival.
The Wee School Art Space is a recent addition to Girvan’s cultural scene. Run by David and Ingrid Powell of the CRAG community art group, it hosts art events throughout the year and is a hub for arts related projects in Girvan and the surrounding areas.
The South Parish Church sits on Stair Park, with views across the Irish Sea to the emerald isle on a clear day. It is the ideal venue to showcase the talents of the Strathclyde Chamber Choir and the church hall next door again hosts the ‘Dainty Doily Cream Teas’ team, who will provide refreshment with a vintage touch for festival-goers