The artist will be creating work in Platform
In October and November 2021, like many others during COP26 in Glasgow, we were talking about the climate crisis. In north east Glasgow via our Dear Green Place project, we took 31 workshops, 17 performances and 8 creative play sessions to nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and community centres. We commissioned artist Lewis Hetherington to lead the project and our key aim was to encourage people of all ages to come together, enjoy quality arts experiences, think about the climate, consider what we want our city to be in the future and what we need to do to make it happen! We felt we really made this happen!
We visited over over thirty nurseries, primary schools, high schools, clubs and groups and the final part of the project cumulated with two special live ceilidh events run by Science Ceilidh in our Platform auditorium, where we hosted pupils from local primary schools. The pupils explored science through dance and got involved in a whole host of thought provoking activities from cycling on bikes to create power for light, to creating poems and dances as well as examining collected pieces of nature from local woodland. Great fun was had by all and we loved welcoming participants back to our building!
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make this fantastic project happen and for the support from Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government.
See some of the things we got up to in our video.
[Lead image and final 12 images by Coulson & Tennant]