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Join us this autumn for our new Taking Part programme

6 Sep 2021

We wave a fond farewell to our summer programme as we welcome the return of our new season Taking Part classes and workshops. All classes will run online via Zoom and are free to attend! Please note that some classes will return in-person to the building - visit the specific event page of What's On for updates.

Please note that although most of our programme has launched, we are still firming up details for Drum lessons and will update on these very soon. Make sure you are following us on social media for the latest - @platformglasgow 

All activities can be joined at any point in the block. Taster sessions are also available if you wish to try a class first. We can provide technical assistance to get online if required.

If you have any questions or to sign up to a group please email info@platform-online.co.uk

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 | 3 Sep until 17 Dec 2021 | 2.30pm - 4pm

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 | 7 Sep - 14 Dec 2021 | Various times

Platform is currently running online lessons and workshops in Guitar and 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. Information on Drum lessons coming soon!

VISUAL ART:

Saturday Art Club Live at Home (4 - 11yrs+) | 2 Oct + various dates | 11am - 12noon

We are excited to be working with artist Alice Dansey - Wright to offer Saturday Art Club live online sessions. These exciting new sessions are free to take part in and will take place on Zoom. They offer the chance to make alongside with Alice whilst at home – and all the family can take part! The live online sessions will take place every second Saturday, starting on Sat 2 October 2021, from 11am - 12noon. Dates and full details here.

Nu Gen art group (11 years +) | Tuesdays | 14 Sep - 14 Dec 2021 | 5pm- 6pm

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 | 7 Sep - 14 Dec 2021 | 2 -3pm

A relaxed, informal space for adults to get creative and inspired with activities and advice on various art techniques. Art Factory meet weekly online, on Tuesdays, between 2pm and 3pm. 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 | 13 Sep – 13 Dec 2021 | 6pm - 7.30pm

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 | 13 Sep – 13 Dec 2021 | 6pm - 7.30pm

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 | 9 Oct - 11 Dec 2021 | 11am - 1pm

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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