A series of participatory art and cycling events that consider our local environments & activate a sense of change in relation to climate awareness are programmed as part of FVAB 2022.
They offer a chance for conversation, connection and the shared act of making through a ‘craftivism’ project (where craft meets activism) and a series of led cycle rides that pair Falkirk with a number of Firth of Forth locations; interweaving coastlines, sustainability, community, heritage and the local.
‘Pledge to the Planet’ with artist Hannah Ayre
Sat 4th June, 11am to 3pm
@Callendar Park Falkirk
Come & visit Callendar Park on Sat 4th June for a great family day out. Walk around the wonderful ‘craftivism’ artworks made with local community groups adorning many of the trees and take part in a number of great activities with Hannah.
Make your own ‘Pledge to the Planet’ by adding to our Pledge Tree, or join in with some playful chalking.
Our climate activity quiz helps you to learn more about the artworks and the climate emergency while receiving some free seeds to grow in your own garden, pot or windowbox.
Location Callendar Park Falkirk (Crazy Golf area, next to Callendar House)
Join the Bike Bus from Zetland Park Grangemouth at 9.30am, taking a route via The Helix, to cycle your way to the event. Organised by Stirling Active Travel Hub. Book your place here.
Cycling Without Age Scotland will also host rides around the Park with their Trishaws enabling older people to be able to join in with the event.
rerouting. reconnecting. recycling.
‘ArtCycle’ Events with Holger Mohaupt
Artist & filmmaker Holger Mohaupt leads a series of newly conceived routes that connect up three localities: Falkirk, Portobello (Edinburgh) and North Berwick. Each individual ride will focus around issues of sustainability, heritage and climate awareness, connecting communities to local landscapes. The rides offer a chance to meet with local producers and other local experts along each route whilst sharing conversation and locally produced food.
Falkirk – Sat 18th June, 2-4pm – BOOK HERE
& Fri 22nd July, 10am-12 – BOOK HERE
(starting from Falkirk High Railway Station)
North Berwick – Sun 7th August, 10am-12 (as part of Fringe by the Sea)
Portobello, Edinburgh – Sat 3rd Sept, 2-4pm (as part of Art Walk Porty)
Routes not suitable for e-bikes. Booking links for all events available soon.
Artist Studios Cycling Tours
A chance to explore some of Forth Valley’s quieter routes whilst visiting some of the artists open studios.
Led by Stirling Active Travel Hub.
Sat 11th June 2pm, starting from Dunblane – BOOK HERE
Sat 18th June 2pm, starting from Engine Shed, Stirling – BOOK HERE
Projects are supported by funding from Falkirk Council & Paths for All COP26 Legacy Fund