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September 17, 2019

For the first time, this weekend's Clydebuilt Festival incorporates the Festival of the Sea, a celebration of seafood, live music, storytelling and more - all centred around Glasgow's Riverside Museum.

From noon to 5pm on Saturday 21st and noon to 4pm on Sunday 22nd September, the Festival of the Sea tent will be buzzing with cooking demos and tasters from Seafood Scotland; fresh and cooked seafood stalls; a licensed bar; art and crafts stalls; live music and an art exhibition by Fine Artist and CFT Artist in Residence Bonita Ellmore of Cedarbank Studio.

Something fishy

As well as storytelling for children, there will be performances of Something Fishy, a play by acclaimed director Tony Cownie.

Based on the history and stories of Clyde fishermen past and present, the shows will be take place on the Tall Ship.

Festival of the Sea is run by Clyde Fishermen's Trust charity. Established by local, sustainable fishermen, it aims to support and revitalise the wider Clyde and West of Scotland area. 

Now in its third year, Clyde Built Festival celebrates Glasgow's unique maritime heritage.

Over the course of the weekend visitors can enjoy...

• Scotland's biggest open water rowing regatta - the Castle to Crane race on the River Clyde

• Dragonboat racing down the Clyde. Pic is from Clyde Built Facebook 

• Traditional skills demonstrations from GalGael

• Live music

• Sea shanties, storytelling, and poetry

• Visit our Clydebuilt Market with handmade work from Glasgow's artists, designers and crafters

• Delicious street food

• Enjoy a drink (or two...) from the Riverside Bar with Galvanize Events Ltd

We really like the sound of the Sea Shanty Day on the Saturday. 

As well as spots and workshops around the decks of the Tall Ship, there will be an evening concert and singaround on the ship. 

First person to shout 'Ahar!' in a pirate-stylee will be made to walk the plank.