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Getting involved with Platform Online!

29 Apr 2020

Whilst our building is closed, we have been looking at ways to support our local community and beyond by bringing some of our creative programme to you at home.

Through working with artists, we’ve taken some of our Taking Part activities online to those who regularly engage with our sessions and want to share details with you in case you’d like to get involved. There’s something for all ages across drama, music and visual art. All activities are free!

If you have any questions, would like details on how to join in with any of the groups below, or would just like to say hello, we’d be really delighted to hear from you - please email info@platform-online.co.uk and we will get back in touch.

Platform Singers Choir
Our community choir is now taking place online every Friday afternoon on Zoom. Aimed at adults, and run by choir leader Rachel Hynes, Platform Singers is a friendly group and no singing experience is needed! Plus if you need some tech support to help get you online, we can assist with this.

There’s lots of health benefits to singing - you can find out more in this article with Rachel.


Saturday Art Club & Nu Gen…at home!
We have been encouraging our Saturday Art Club 4-11 year olds and our Nu Gen teenagers to get creative at home, with the help of artist Alice Dansey-Wright.

Every Saturday morning we have been emailing out weekly activity packs to our Saturday Art Club mailing list. So far there have been all sorts of bright, wonderful and colourful creations made – including paper dolls and mini theatres!

Our Nu-Gen regulars are meeting on Tuesday evenings on Zoom with Alice and are working through creative activities and sharing their work each week. We will be sharing some of their creations on social media.


Platform Drama for 7-25 year olds
For the past month Creation Station (for 7-11yr olds), Lab Station (12-16 year olds) and Platform Young Company (16-25 year olds) have been meeting weekly on Zoom to chat, collaborate, create and share pieces of work and performances.

The groups are all artist led and if you are interested in performance, this a great way to meet like minded people. No previous experience required! Read more about the Platform Young Company sessions on Saturday mornings and Lab & Creation Station sessions on Monday evenings.

Play Cafe for 0-4yr olds
We’re really missing our weekly Play Café sessions on Wednesday mornings for 0-4yr olds and are posting an activity on our social media channels each week at 11am. Check in to see what’s happening!

HOMESKOOL BEATBOX ADVENTURES WITH SHLOMO

Although, not part of our programme, we are also excited to be helping promote HOMESKOOL BEATBOX ADVENTURES WITH SHLOMO – a fun, new show which will be streamed online on Thursdays at 2pm on our @platformglasgow Facebook page (running until 11 June). The show aims to provide an entertaining and educational experience for families in isolation - and also looks to raise funds for NHS Charities Together. More information: beatboxadventures.com

Stay tuned to the website and our social media for more news over the coming weeks. In the meantime, stay safe and please take care.

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