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July 2020: Latest building and programme update

17 Jul 2020

In line with the ‘route map’ framework from the Scottish Government, our building is still closed to the public and our usual programme of Platform activity suspended. We will share further updates as and when we have them here on our website and social media channels.

The Platform team has continued to be busy over the last few months with a whole host of activities and community outreach taking place.

We were delighted to offer support to artists by running elements of our Taking Part programme online during the months of April, May and June – with the majority of these currently now taking a break for the summer and commencing again in August.

In June we launched a free summer food programme from our café, providing breakfast, lunches and creative art parks to children and their families in the North East of Glasgow. These meals are given out in The Bridge car park. This project was funded by Glasgow City Council’s Children’s Holiday Food Fund Programme and is running for the duration of the school summer holidays (until Fri 7 Aug).

Keeping in contact with members of the local community and those who regularly attended Platform’s groups has been key to us. We launched a new mail art project with the local community, posted out hundreds of art and knitting packs, and provided art activities to a number of local community organisations to distribute to local families. We have also been hosting informal catch up sessions online with our regular group members and have introduced a ‘cuppa & chat’ element to our Platform Singers choir sessions – which have continued to run during the summer.

We’re still really missing our friends of Platform and all of our lovely customers and visitors to the building. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in due course. For further information on what we’ve been up to, please visit our Latest section.

Thank you once again for your support. Stay safe and stay creative!

July 15 2020

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