Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Today, the West End Christmas Brochure for 2013 is launched and copies of the brochure are being given to every local primary school pupil, available in local shops, Blackness Library and other locations in the West End. You can download the full brochure here.
The brochure includes full details of all the Christmas Fortnight events - and here are the details of two of our main events:
Saturday 23rd November: Christmas Fortnight starts with a Community Fayre
West End Christmas Fortnight will be launched with a super West End Community Fayre, taking place in Dundee West Church from 10am to 12 noon (enter by main church entrance – 132 Perth Road, just west of the Roseangle junction).
Over 25 local groups in the West End are taking part. Entrance is entirely free of charge and it will be a great way to learn about all the organisations in the West End that are working for our local area. Everyone will be very welcome to come along!
There will be lots to see, including free face painting for the children and there will also be musical contributions from the children from both the local Russian School and the local Polish School.
Tuesday 26th November at 6.15pm : Lights On for the West End! … and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza!
This year’s West End Christmas Concert takes place at Dundee West Church at 6.15pm. Everyone is very welcome to attend.
There will be musical contributions from all local primary and secondary schools. The Concert will be hosted by Rev Andrew Greaves. Local band “Unknown on Sunday” will also perform. Mains of Fintry Pipe Band will pipe everyone from the church to Seabraes for the Christmas Lights Switch-On!
At 7pm, the West End Christmas Lights will be switched on at Seabraes by Wave 102 DJ Dave Price, ably assisted by Queen Rat and Grumpy Loo the Yeti from the Downfield Musical Society Panto, Dick Whittington! Santa and his sleigh will also be there to meet the children and will be giving the children Christmas sweets gifts – with our thanks to Scotmid for their generous community grant that has made this possible.
There will again be a spectacular fireworks display after the lights switch-on – and we would like to thank the West End businesses whose financial support has made the fireworks display possible and thanks to Robin Carstairs for his help in organising the fireworks.
In addition, it will be possible to purchase food and drinks at Seabraes, with our thanks to Nisa Extra on Perth Road for organising.
There will be free “glow specs” and sparklers for all children attending the lights switch on and fireworks. Many thanks to Police Scotland for their assistance and also to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service who will have a fire engine on-site for children to see.
We look forward to seeing you at the many events taking place, starting this coming Saturday.