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Full 2024 creative season announced

20 Mar 2024

We are delighted to announce our full 2024 season exhibitions and performances, running until December 2024. This runs alongside our Taking Part programme (dates announced until the end of the year) which is packed with lots of classes and workshops for all ages, and offered on a Pay-What-You-Like basis.

Pick up a copy of our new What's On 2024 guide at Platform or read the digital copy HERE.

Project Ability's Reconnect Paint Show. ReConnect artists from Project Ability having been preparing for months in preparation for this new painting exhibition. 

Taking full advantage of the large scale exhibition wall, paintings created are large in scale compared to what the artists normally have the opportunity to make. Each artist displays their own style, painting techniques and explore their own themes. More info here.

New theatre Ragnarock comes to Platform in March -  a bold, haunting and multisensory theatrical world, populated by scores of hand-crafted clay figures and an atmospheric immersive soundtrack. 

From multi-award-winning Tortoise in a Nutshell, in co-production with Firgurteatret I Nordland (Nordland Visual Theatre) and in association with Macrobert Arts Centre, this enthralling new production fuses forms to stunning effect, blending human performance, puppetry and hand-crafted live animation in their most ambitious production to date. More information here.

In April, Independent Arts Projects in Association with the National Theatre of Scotland bring us Shō and the Demons of the Deep for ages 8yrs+. A visual-adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next, the show is Inspired by the book by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko. More details here.

In May, a new exhibition SoulsINQUEST opens at Platform in May - a powerful photography exhibition created with 17 families who have lost a loved one due to state violence and institutional neglect. A rare moment to experience their perspective and their experiences of grief. More information here. In June a series of free events will also take place as part of Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art 2024, Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary art. See our website for full details.

Frozen Light returns to Platform with The Bar at the Edge of Time. Created for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), The Bar at the Edge of Time waits only for you, so what are you waiting for? Leave the hours, minutes, and seconds behind, step across the threshold and meet the bar's maestro mixologists, crooners, and hosts. 

But a mystery lies at the heart of this place, a mystery hidden even from them. One that can only be solved when we spend our time together. More details here.

May continues to be a busy month, as younger audiences age 3-6yrs we host So Far So Good - presented by SUPERFAN and commissioned by Imaginate in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts in association with Platform .An adventurous new contemporary circus show, three performers use daring acrobatics to explore flying, falling, steep places, precipices and the sharp rocks you come across on the way up. A show for anyone who has ever asked “Are we there yet?” Because however high we get, are we ever really there? More details here.

In July, we are delighted to be hosting The Bridge Family Festival once again - on Saturday 27 July 2024. Entry is free. Enjoy live entertainment, rides and inflatables, stalls, workshops, food and drinks - and much more! Family friendly, with lots going on both in and outside The Bridge - come and join the fun! Runs 12noon - 4pm.

Also this month an exhibition of new work opens - Print Clan X Art Factory - created by members of Platform's Art Factory group, as part of Print Club, run during weekly sessions led by Print Clan, opens at Platform.

September we welcome The Show for Young Men, presented by GuestHouse Productions. A man and boy meet on a stage, somewhere between a wasteland and a hilltop at sunrise. They dance and play together, trying out what it means to be a man. Age recommendation 8yrs+. More details here.

Also in September we host Two Step - an exhibition of new and existing works presented site specifically by Glasgow based artists Beth Shapeero and Fraser Taylor. More details here.

In October we host In the Mood: A Musical Tribute to Glenn Miller and the Music of the 40s from Jon Ritchie and That Swing Sensation! Be transported to an era of pure nostalgia and swing - a truly unforgettable evening of hits from the golden age of big band music! Details here.

We are looking forward to hosting a new version of Treasure Island from Scottish Theatre Producers - a classic story told like never before, bursting with sea shanties, treasures and a sumptuous amount of adventure! Book here.

November sees the arrival of That Feeling When from Lyra Young Company -  a sensory dance theatre production with live music that asks how the seasons can be a guide to what feels good in the cycle of teen-hood. For age 10yrs+. Info here.

At last but not least we are thrilled to announce our new Christmas show for 2024 - Rumpelstiltskin! Written by Lewis Hetherington and from the team that brought you Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, Platform, in association with Glasgow Kelvin College, brings this family friendly show to the Platform stage - suitable for everyone over the age of 5yrs.

Rumpelstiltskin has never fitted in. Is he a Troll? A Goblin? A Stinky Bog Monster? No one really knows! But he’s excited to head out into the world and start making friends.. 

Join Rumpelstiltskin as he finds his way in the world, with songs, jokes and lots of heart! 

Running from Tue 3 - Tue 24 Dec. Full details and booking information here.

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