Storm is coming! A ten metre tall mythical goddess of the sea will celebrate Glasgow’s shoreline and beyond for one giant free event as part of Celtic Connections 2020.
Two years in the making, this epic new project will be revealed to the world as part of Celtic Connections Coastal Day on 18 January. Leading a full day of music and special events anchored to the maritime traditions that have shaped the country’s history, Storm has been invited to bring the city together in a celebration of the incredible coasts and water environments around Scotland.
Made from entirely recycled and natural resources, Storm will strive to remind us of our duty to care for our coastlines. Standing at over two double decker buses high and weighing in at around 500 kilos, eight puppeteers and mechanical support are required to manipulate her movement.
In a major coup, Storm’s very first appearance will be accompanied by a specially commissioned soundscape from award-winning musician Mairi Campbell.
Marking the start of Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters, Storm’s message is clear and her stature iconic! Full details of her location and route across Glasgow’s CBD will be revealed in the coming weeks so stay tuned for more details and keep up to date with her progress on our instagram, facebook and twitter.
Storm is our most ambitious, challenging, and politically resonant project yet, and we can’t wait to introduce you to her.
18 January 2020