AN open-air cinema in Possilpark and a canal-side carnival are planned as part of a cultural feast set to visit the north of the city.

The Canal Programme’s 2021 offering has been revealed as part of this year’s Glasgow International festival, with events set to take place across North Glasgow.

A carnival along the banks of the Forth and Clyde canal will celebrate Glasgow’s Afro-Caribbean community.

Screenings of a new film by Glasgow-based artist Alberta Whittle will take place at a specially-created outdoor cinema at the Whisky Bond from tomorrow. Tickets are free but need to be booked online in advance.

The film, called Business as Usual: Hostile Environment, was made in connection with local charity Maryhill Integration Network’s Joyous Choir, which has been described as being “at the heart” of the film.

Richard Parry, director of Glasgow International described the picture as “a hugely powerful work”.

Later this month, Glaswegians will be having all the fun of the fair at the Carnival Celebration planned to take place at the Firhill Basin near Partick Thistle’s stadium.

Glasgow’s Carnival Arts are behind the event, hoped to go ahead in person on June 26.

It will feature an array of colourful costumes, drawn from the rich history of Caribbean carnival culture, best represented in Britain by London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

There will be a live performance from the Maryhill Integration Network’s Joyous Choir and an artwork called In Our Shoes, which hits out at what they call the “inhumane” treatment of refugees by the Home Office.

Kirsty Hendry, of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, said: “It’s such a joy to finally be able to share this w0nderful body of work which is so attentive to intimacy, care, and solidarity.

“Through Glasgow International, we’re excited to amplify and share the work of groups and organisations in North West Glasgow who have done, and who continue to do, vital work for and with communities in our area during an extremely turbulent and difficult period.”