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McGhoul's bus for Hallowe'en

We were delighted to support a major new arts festival, known as Galoshans, at the Beacon Arts Centre.


The Galoshans festival ran from Friday 30 - Sunday 1 November and included a parade with other performance and surprises throughout Greenock.

The McGill's Local Highlights Tour bus was transformed into a McGhoul's bus for Hallowe'en, picking up local children who worked on decorating the bus. Our zombie driver of the day, Tony Hogan, treated the children to a special, scary trip throughout Greenock.

The children involved created life-size puppets during the October school holiday with local sculptor Wayne Darnell from Creative Zen and Theatre Designer Janis Hart. The terrifying life-size puppets joined them on top of the bus.

A parent of one of the children said: ""My daughter is 15 with high functioning autism, via the Hidden project she created and named the birdlike character ‘petrifying pecker’ and the ‘devil dog’ for the McGhoul’s ghost bus. The icing on the cake was when she boarded the bus to be reunited with her characters to bring them to life for any passers by.
It was wonderful for me to witness my daughter laugh and enjoy this unique event, as well as her efforts bring a smile to passers by and other motorists that were haunted by the bus!” 

McGill’s zombie driver for the day, Tony Hogan added: "The McGhoul’s bus was certainly different to my usual day in McGill’s, but I had a great time dressing up and taking the local kids, parents and the life-size puppets to the Galoshans festival. Both McGill’s and myself enjoy getting involved in such creative community events such as this, as it’s great fun and very rewarding.”

 

 

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