On Friday 7th June, 2013, the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative marked the restoration of the Pearce Statue by creating a song and dance about it!
As crowds of Govanites lined Govan Road and the surrounding streets waiting for the 2013 Govan Fair parade to arrive, they were treated to a brilliant Flashmob dance performance by local dance crews. The dancers, from Stand Up and Dance 4 Life Dance Crews train at the Elderpark Centre in Govan and their routine was choreographed by PJ Hendry and the EP Crew. The Govan All Sorts Choir then kept proceedings lively with a rousing performance of their specially written ode to ‘The Black Man of Govan’. The newly crowned Govan Queen, Rahat Baig, was joined by Cllr Stephen Dornan and Govan’s famous “Sheep’s Heid” to give the new look statue the royal seal of approval.
You can see footage of the event by clicking on the links below: