Gibson Street Gala 2009

2008’s Gibson Street Gala was the 4th annual incarnation of the event. GOW residents are directly involved in the production of the event, as well as hosting part of the Gala in our very own backcourt.
GOW and the Gibson street traders make the event happen each year. It’s a great example of a positive and engaged relationship between a local community, retailers and restaurateurs. We not only lend physical space, but also events experience, co-ordination and design input. Hopefully this year, we will be blessed with exceptionally sunny weather !

Planning began in earnest for the 2009 Gala on the 25th February. GOW met with our Gala partners, the Gibson Street traders to agree a constitution to formally set up a Gala committe. We hope to apply for funding through our new position as a constituted body, as well as our traditional funding routes of trader donations and sponsorship through their suppliers. Last year we attracted sponsorship from Tuborg as our major external sponsor. We’ll be meeting monthly until closer to the Gala date.

GIBSON STREET GALA 2009 – 21 JUNE, 12-6pm

As always – if you have photographs from any of the previous Galas – send them in !

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  • Hannah MacDonald said:

    Hi there, I am a second year journalism student writing a feature article on the West End Festival.. I was wondering if you could tell me a little about the Gibson St Gala and why you believe it to be so popular…

    My deadline is this friday (april 15th)

    Hope to hear from you soon! Many thanks

    Hannah MacDonald


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