Online Taking Part programme returns this August

29 Jul 2020

From April 2020, during lockdown and with our building being closed due to Covid-19, we were delighted to take elements of our Taking Part activities online. These were greatly received by our regular users and new attendees.

We’re delighted, that after a summer break for most of the activities, we have new dates for their return at the end of August, running until Dec 2020. The Platform Singers choir is running now and did not stop for a summer break.

There’s something for all ages across drama, music and visual art. All activities are FREE to attend.

If you have any questions or would like details on how to join in with any of the groups below - please email info@platform-online.co.uk or call 0141 276 9696 and we will get back in touch.

Platform Singers Choir (for age 16 years+) - currently running on Fridays until 11 Dec 2020

Our community choir is now taking place online every Friday afternoon on Zoom between 4 – 5pm. Aimed at adults, and run by choir leader Rachel Hynes, Platform Singers is a friendly group and no singing experience is needed! We start off each session with a chat before moving into singing.

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

If you need some tech support to help get you online, we can assist with this.

More details here.

Nu Gen art group (for age 11 years +) – Tue 25 Aug – Tue 8 Dec 2020

Nu Gen is a free, weekly art group for those aged 11 years and over. The group challenges teenagers to make artwork that represents their interests, exploring identity and what it’s like to be a teenager today. 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!

Nu Gen takes place online every Tuesday evening at 5pm - 6pm via Zoom and is artist led. Would you like to join the group? If so or if you would like more information, please email info@platform-online.co.uk for details.

If you visit our Latest section of the website you’ll find a recent blog post on what the group had been up to during the online version of Nu Gen!

More details here.

Creation Station (for 8 – 11 year olds) – Mon 24 Aug – Mon 7 Dec 2020

Creation Station is a free, weekly drama workshop for 8-11 year olds who are interested in performance, fun and creativity! The workshops are artist led by Geraldine Heaney with support from Isabel Dickens and are designed to develop skills and confidence. No experience is necessary.

Creation Station takes place online every Monday evening at 6pm until 6.45pm via Zoom and is free to attend. Visit the Latest section of the website to find some recent blog posts on what’s been happening on the online version of Creation Station - and you can also view a few episodes of CS News - also created by the Creation Station online group.

More details here.

Lab Station (for 12 -16 year olds) – Mon 24 Aug – Mon 7 Dec 2020

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 are fun sessions led by Eoin McKenzie and Holly Downes and provide the opportunity to learn, get creative and make new pals! All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Lab Station takes place from 6.30pm -7.15pm on Monday evenings via Zoom. Visit the Latest section of the website where you’ll find some recent blog posts on what’s been happening on the online version of Lab Station.

More details here.

Platform Young Company (for 16 -25 year olds) – Sat 29 Aug – Sat 12 Dec 2020

The Platform Young Company is a performance collective who formed out of a shared interest in contemporary performance and experimental ways of working. We aim to offer young artists interested in performance, theatre, or dance an opportunity to create professional pieces of work.

During the period of lockdown, from April to June 2020, Platform Young Company met weekly online and devised, created and performed an online show for the public called Good Things Take Time. Visit our Latest page to read some of the blog posts of the weekly workshops.

If you interested in devising, collaborating, and experimenting with different forms of performing then perhaps you would like to join us?

More details here.

Online Music Lessons

Platform is currently running online lessons and workshops in Guitar, Fiddle and Drumming. These are free to attend and held on Zoom.

For more information and to book a place please contact info@platform-online.co.uk

More information here.

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 – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - each week at 11am. Check in to see what’s happening! Check out this post of 20 tips of things to do with your little ones.

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