Mining Seams and Drawing Wells & Tenement Salon launch

12 Oct 2022

On Saturday 19 November, we open our new exhibition Mining Seams and Drawing Wells: A Living Archive for Easterhouse.

We are pleased to be taking part in the Year of Stories Community Stories Fund which is in partnership with VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

Exhibition: Mining Seams and Drawing Wells: A Living Archive for Easterhouse | Sat 19 Nov 22 - Sat 28 Jan 2023 | Mondays - Saturdays | 10am - 5pm

From poets and theatre-makers to tenants’ associations, rent strikers and everyday activists, we share the stories of a community that has always fought hard to make its own voice heard. Writer Joey Simons and artist Keira McLean have worked with Platform groups and local residents in the Greater Easterhouse area on this project.

The exhibition will take place in a specially-created ‘living room archive’ within The Bridge. This is a shared space for anyone to come and add their own stories and memories, swap tales across a cup of tea, and make sure the tale of Easterhouse continues to be written. More information here.

Launch Event: Tenement Salon | Sat 19 Nov | 2pm - 4pm | Free admission but ticketed

We mark the launch of the exhibition with Tenement Salon - an event where you can escape the cold and join us for an afternoon of stories in Platform’s new living room archive. In an afternoon of community storytelling, poetry and film, cosy up by the fire and have a nosy at a new exhibition and publication celebrating the unique history of Easterhouse.  Free but ticketed -  more details and book your tickets here.

Year of Stories 2002 Community Stories Fund

These projects have been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.  Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 is a celebration of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. In 2022, a whole host of events will be held across Scotland – by community groups, museums, culture and heritage organisations and visitor attractions – showcasing our rich storytelling and literary heritage.


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