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Our free Taking Part programme returns for 2022

10 Jan 2022

We're back after a festive break and are ready to kick off the return of our Taking Part programme, with classes and workshops starting back from week commencing Monday 17 January. Classes and workshops will be delivered in a mix formats -  online and in person - see details below for each class.

All classes are free to attend, are artist led and are super welcoming! Activities can be joined at any point in the block and taster sessions are also available if you wish to try a class first. 

To join you must pre-book your space in advance - please do not attend without a booking. To do this or if you have any questions please email info@platform-online.co.uk or send us a message via WhatsApp on 07458 105 322.

During this time we are pleased to be able to waive fees for these classes and workshops. However if you would like to support us, please consider making a donation to Platform. As a registered charity, any donation received - of any size - is greatly appreciated and welcomed. To donate please click here.

MUSIC:

Platform Singers Choir (16 years+) | Fridays | 21 Jan until 25 Mar 2022 | 2.30pm - 4pm | Online

Run by choir leader Rachel Hynes, Platform Singers is a friendly, welcoming group and no singing experience is needed. We start off each session with a chat at 2.30pm before moving onto singing. If you are all about the singing and not too bothered about the chatting then just join us at 3pm! As well as being social and fun there are lots of health benefits to singing - you can find out more details here.

Music Lessons (adults & children age 5yrs+) | Tuesdays & Thursdays | from 25 Jan - 31 Mar 2022| Various times | Online

Platform is currently running lessons and workshops in Drums, Guitar, Fiddle - click to find out more. These classes are led by professional musicians. Places are prioritised for those living within Platform’s Local Links postcodes within the North East of Glasgow. 

VISUAL ART:

Nu Gen art group (11 years +) | Tuesdays | 25 Jan - 29 Mar 2022 | 5pm- 6pm | Online 

Nu Gen is a free, weekly art group led by artist Alice Dansey-Wright and is for those aged 11 years and over. The group challenges teenagers to make artwork that represents their interests, exploring identity and what it is to be an artist. If you like drawing, painting or sculpture, are studying art at school or fancy trying something new - then Nu Gen is for you. No experience is required and everyone is welcome! Full details here.

Art Factory (16yrs+) | Tuesdays | 18 Jan - 29 Mar 2022 | 2.30 -3.30pm | In-person class at Platform

A relaxed, informal space for adults to get creative and inspired with activities and advice on various art techniques. Led by artists, this is a welcoming group and a great way to get involved in a whole host of different types of art activities. More details here.

PERFORMANCE:

Creation Station (8 – 11 years) | Mondays | 24 Jan - 28 Mar 2022 | 5pm - 6.30pm | In-person class at Platform

Creation Station is a fun, weekly drama workshop for 8-11 year olds who are interested in performance, fun and creativity! The workshops are artist led and are designed to develop skills and confidence and meet new people. No experience is necessary. More details here.

Lab Station (12 -16 years) | Mondays | 24 Jan - 28 Mar 2022  | 5pm - 6.30pm | In-person class at Platform

Lab Station workshops are aimed at those age 12 - 16 yrs old and are designed to develop skills and confidence through regular performance opportunities. These fun, super friendly sessions are artist led and provide the opportunity to learn, get creative and make new pals! All are welcome and no experience is necessary. More details here.

Platform Young Company (16 -25yrs) Saturdays | 29 Jan - 26 Mar 2022 | 11am - 1pm | In-person class at Platform

Platform Young Company is a place for young people aged 16-25 who have an interest in performance. The company is open to members of all abilities and no previous experience required. It is a friendly, supportive space for new and emerging performers and performance artists to continue developing their skills and confidence as they move from full-time education and youth theatre into the creative industries and other sectors of the professional world. More details here.

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