NFYT is the National Festival of Youth Theatre, the UK’s largest annual gathering of youth theatres
What a weekend!
Outskirts 2016 was sold out and what a great atmosphere in the building.
Crowds were treated to a very special collaboration between Scottish Album of the Year award winner Kathryn Joseph and The Twilight Sad front man James Graham who performed newly-written material, alongside longtime Joseph collaborator Marcus Mackay. Elsewhere, composer and pianist Matthew Bourne performed his new album moogmemory, and jazz duo Herschel 36 performed their new score for ground-breaking German silent film Wunder der Schöpfung.
Glasgow-based physical theatre group Company of Wolves presented A Brief History of Evil, while aerial artist and theatre-maker Ellie Dubois brought her award-winning one on one performance piece Ringside.
We also teamed up with the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, hosting ‘nomadic installation’ Bitter Rose, Mega Hammer from Jedrzej Cichosz and Turner Prize nominee Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, as well as Hap Up Easterhouse from Platform’s artist in residence Mandy McIntosh.
Pro photos from the day will be with us soon, but until then check out some of the great comments from Facebook and Twitter:
They’re voices are a match made in heaven. It’ll be criminal if they didn’t release those songs! #outskirtsfestival | hussaina @blue405
Entertaining, engaging, funny & touching show from
@IshbelMcF @FERAL_Arts @PlatformGlasgow #outskirtsfestival | Avril Cadden @AvrilCadden
Our #GlasGigOfTheDay is #outskirtsfestival | GlasgowMusicCityTour
Had a great time with Ringside at the lovely Outskirts
festival @PlatformGlasgow. Exciting things happening in Easterhouse | Ellie Dubois @ellie_dubois
All kinds of wild and weird stuff happening here
@PlatformGlasgow today for #outskirtsfestival | Beth Frieden @BethFrieden