New Autumn/Winter 2022 Taking Part programme announced

27 Jul 2022

Our new season Taking Part programme returns at the end of August with a great line up of classes and workshops - including some new additions. Play Cafe for 0-5yrs makes a very welcome return as does our much loved Saturday Art Club which is aimed at primary school age children. Platform Young Company has had a name change and is now open to all adults age 16yrs+ - it is now known as Thursday Night Drama.

All activities can be joined at any point in the block and taster sessions are also available if you wish to try a class first. Sessions are led by artists /professional tutors and are friendly, welcoming and informal. No previous experience is required.

These classes are offered on a Pay-What-You-Like basis, where you decide what to pay. You can pay for a full block up front or pay weekly - both online or at the class itself in cash or by card. Click ‘book tickets’ on the individual class listing for more information. 

If you have any questions please get in touch with us via info@platform-online.co.uk


Platform Singers Community Choir Choir (16 years+) | Fridays | 2 Sep until 16 Dec 2022 | 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 & cuppa at 2.30pm before moving onto singing. If you just want to sing then 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 & Thursdays |  30 Aug - 15 Dec 2022 | Various times

Platform is currently running online lessons and workshops in Drums, 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. 


Clack and Yak Knitting Group (16yrs+) | Mondays  | 29 Aug - 12 Dec 2022 | 11am - 1pm

Platform’s  Clack and Yak knitting group meet at Platform for a chat and a cuppa whilst knitting, sewing or crocheting. Friendly and informal, beginners, improvers or seasoned knitters alike are all welcome. More information here.

Nu Gen Art + Design (11 years +) | Tuesdays | 30 Aug - 13 Dec  2022 | 5pm - 6.30pm

Nu Gen is a weekly art group led by artist Alice Dansey-Wright. 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. Full details here.

Art Factory (16yrs+) | Tuesdays | 30 Aug - 13 Dec 2022 | 12pm - 1.30pm & 2.30pm - 4pm

A relaxed, informal space for adults to get creative and inspired with activities and advice on various art techniques. Art Factory meet on Tuesdays and there are 2 sessions running. 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.

Saturday Art Club (4 - 11yrs) | Saturdays  | 3 Sep - 17 Dec 2022  | 11am - 12.30pm 

An informal art class aimed at primary school age children and offering a chance to be playful with materials and create artworks to take home. Artist led and a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! More info here.


Play Cafe (0-5yrs) | Saturdays | 3 Sep - 17 Dec 2022 | 1pm - 2.30pm

Bring your wee ones along and enjoy some creative activities. Each week is different -  join us for theatre, dance, music and art and craft activities for babies and toddlers, all led by Platform’s associate artists. It doesn’t matter if you are a parent, grandparent, carer, auntie or uncle - everyone is welcome. Healthy drinks and snacks provided.  More details here.


Monday Night Drama (8 – 16 years) | Mondays | 29 Aug  – 12 Dec 2022 | 5pm - 6.30pm

Monday Night Drama is a fun, weekly drama workshop for those age 8 -16 years old, 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. More details here.

Thursday Night Drama (16yrs+) Thursdays | 1 Sep - 15 Dec 2022 | 6pm - 8pm

Platform Young Company is a place for adults age 16yrs+ 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.

[Images: Euan Robertson]

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