An account of weekly workshops by Isabel Dickens
Thanks to support from Creative Scotland and the Scottish Government, Platform is currently delivering ‘Dear Green Place’ a wide-ranging creative programme of workshops, performances and events across northeast Glasgow. Dear Green Place is designed 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.
The project is led by Lewis Hetherington who will also be delivering creative writing workshops with groups of adults across Easterhouse and the surrounding areas. Performances include Maya and the Whale written and performed by Hazel Darwin-Clements and Katrine Turner’s The Climate Crisis Cannot Be Cancelled. Workshops with nursery groups will be led by Rebecca Fraser and Ashleigh Shula and we are also delighted to be working with Lewis Hou and Edinburgh based Science Ceilidh to explore climate science through dance with local primary schools.
The programme has already begun and we plan to visit over thirty nurseries, primary schools, high schools, clubs and groups over the next four weeks. If you would like to find out more and potentially book a workshop or performance for your school or group then please email email@example.com
This phase of the project will come to an end with two special live ceilidh events here at Platform held during COP26 - the International Climate Conference visiting Glasgow next month and more information on these and how to get involved will be shared soon!