A SUMMER celebration of two of Glasgow’s most historic neighbourhoods is taking place this week.

G5’s Got Talent, organised by Friends of the Southern Necropolis and hosted by the area’s own ‘greatest showman’ Colin Mackie, aims to pay tribute to the talents and skills of people across the Gorbals and Oatlands.

“It’s going to be a fantastic, community-led event,” he says.

“It’s been funded by the Gorbals Ideas Fund. We want to celebrate all the many talented organisations and unique and special people across the G5 community.”

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G5’s Got Talent takes place from 6pm until 7.30pm at Gorbals Parish Church.

“We have been providing a platform for people to share videos on our Facebook page, and at the outdoor event on Wednesday, we will join together with Strum for Life and the choir from Givin’ it Laldie to celebrate with a song or two," smiles Colin.

“We have also been working along with Bash and Stella from Gorbals Culture Collective, who have been filming promotional music videos across the Gorbals, at various locations including the Southern Necropolis. The completed videos will be shown at this year’s Gorbals Fair on June 25.”

Colin founded FOSN to restore and preserve the famous Gorbals cemetery. The group recently held a pre-summer solstice event with Claire Davidson from Flow Yoga.

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“We wanted to highlight the tranquil and relaxing environment at the cemetery,” he adds.

“The Southern Necropolis is the final resting place of approximately 250,000 individuals who have contributed to the history and heritage of Glasgow and beyond, and stands as a unique window to the past.”

For more information visit G5's Got Talent's Facebook page or watch the video here.