Childrens’ Procession – Summer Festival

1:00pm-3:00pm, 19 June 2017

Hospitalfield Summer Festival 2017 will open with a glorious Childrens’ Procession on 19 June.

400 children from Timmergreens and Muirfield Primary Schools will make a colourful, noisy, moving display which concludes at Hospitalfield House and celebrates them stepping forward into the next stage of their lives.

An inaugural Childrens’ Summer Procession to celebrate the children from local schools moving up to the next year and moving on to secondary school.

Hospitalfield have commissioned two artists, Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi, to design the procession and work with the children to make the costumes and props.

Everyone, including friends and families of the pupils are invited to line the streets on the procession route and come to the special welcome event at Hospitalfield.

Estimated start time for the procession is 1pm but details of the time and exact route to be confirmed.

“A procession is like a party but it’s no ones birthday.”

“It’s when everyone stands in a line and walks together.”

Discussion about processions in Timmergreens and Muirfield classes.


Friends and family of the two schools and people with specific craft skills are invited to get involved with making the costumes and props with the artists.

The making and rehearsing will happen in several weeks in May and June, with work on the procession carrying on in the classrooms between those times. We are hoping that there might also be people willing to make multiple objects at home.

If you would be interested in helping please get in touch with Laura Simpson directly, she is the Programme Manager at Hospitalfield: or 01241 656 124.

The contact at Timmergreens is Jill Cassidy, Deputy Head and the contact at Muirfiled is Melanie Keles, Deputy Head. The two PTA groups have also been contacted and we are hoping can both help in spreading the word and finding helpers.


Pester and Rossi (Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi), are a collaborative artist duo who have been working together for 6 years, producing performance projects across Scotland and beyond. Both graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2008, receiving degrees in Fine Art and Time Based Art and are currently living in Glasgow with based at Crownpoint Studios. They have presented projects at Baltic 39, Newcastle; Platform, Glasgow; Suttie Art Space, Aberdeen; Stockholm Fringe Festival; Experimentica Festival, Cardiff; Retramp Gallery, Berlin; Queens Park Railway Club, Glasgow and Crawl, Dundee.

Images: Pester and Rossi projects, sketches, performances and workshops at Platform, Glasgow; Suttie Art Space, Aberdeen; Coast Festival, Banff.

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