Outskirts Festival

Outskirts, Platform's annual celebration of cross art form experimentation returns on Saturday 27th April 2019 with another impressive line-up!

Outskirts Festival

About Outskirts Festival

Our annual Outskirts festival returns on Saturday 27 April for 2019 with an unbeatable line up of performance, music and visual art. Taking place across the theatre, studio spaces, and public areas of our building, the festival’s programme runs from afternoon into the evening, and is a fantastic event in which indulge in a wide range of cross art form experimentation.

We'll have over 30 different artists performing at the festival - full line up to be announced over the coming weeks. Watch this space!

LINE UP:

Eilidh Rodgers and Free Love present Easterhouse Conversation
Now in its 5th year, Easterhouse Conversation returns with Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook of Free Love (formerly Happy Meals) and Eilidh Rodgers of Sacred Paws at the helm, collaborating and performing a brand new, unique composition. The brainchild of Alun Woodward, Platform’s music programmer, Easterhouse Conversation seeks to document stories and moments in the lives of the residents of Easterhouse. This year’s version sees the three musicians meet and chat to KOR records, The Boys - a band formed of local young people involved with East end’s Glenburn Centre, members of Platforms Singers choir group and Platform’s Nu Gen and Art Factory groups, as well as members of the general public about their lives and times in Easterhouse.

King Midas Touch
Kevin Walker and Robin Rogerson of King Midas Sound return as a newly formed duo, bringing new record ‘Solitude’ to the Platform stage. Marking their first collaboration with Cosmo Rhythmatic, a suitably eclectic home, inhabited by masterful sonic sculptors, shrewdly assembled by Berlin based label boss Shapednoise. Solitude is a spoken word tale, written by Robinson, on the meditation of loss. It’s about processing the irrational and incessant feelings of rejection and loneliness, like listening to the tenderness of love disappear and it being replaced by skewed logic.

Platform Young Company present Shaking The Habitual
Recently presented to full houses at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh as part of the Chrysalis Festival, Platform Young Company presents Shaking the Habitual. Heralded by The List as “perfectly-pitched absurdist theatre” **** and created in collaboration with Platform Associate Artists Eoin McKenzie and Gudrun Soley Sigurdardottir, this ambitious, devised performance, uses movement, text and sound to interrogate and interpret our current political and social climate.

Timefield
Timefield, a group exhibition featuring Ian Cameron, Kate Clayton, Frank McElhinney, Annie Peel and Lesley Wilson. Timefield is a cross-art immersive installation that weaves together stories of memory and forgetting, of nature and ageing and draws attention to the fragility of humanity as an integral part of nature.

Timefield artists, Kate Clayton and Ian Cameron, will also perform a reading of The Land That Forgot by Lesley Wilson. This collaboration originated from Luminate’s ‘Older Artists Lab’ held at Cove Park in February 2017.

The Guitar Man (UK Premiere)
By Jon Fosse and translated by Louis Muinzer

A man makes his living singing the same songs day after day on the edge of town. He plays to an audience that is always passing him by. One night, he tells us his story – he came here because of a woman and stayed because of a son. Searching for answers, he reaches a decision: to stop playing.

Weaving text, song and silence, The Guitar Mantraces the delicate balance between loneliness and longing, loss and salvation. Presented by surrogate productions. The Guitar Man is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

In The Corner of My Mind There Is A Small Boy Dancing presented by Eoin McKenzie
A new dance show by a big man who cannot dance. Presented by Eoin McKenzie and existing as a series of choreographic vignettes, this work seeks to uncover how our identities are shaped through the body - its memories, its histories, and its ways of being seen. From remembering dances in his Grandmother’s living room to dancing through ways that his body might be less intimidating, In The Corner Of My Mind There Is A Small Boy Dancinghopes to contribute to the wider conversations around what it means to be male in our current times by unearthing a masculine vulnerability and tenderness.

Jessica Higgins
dedications

Glasgow based artist Jessica Higgins debuts a new performance titled dedications. Higgins’ performances often involving non-actors reading prepared texts, directions and instructions that mimic and reflect life in very real way and are almost taboo in their sincerity. What is it that connects us? What are we really thinking about when we’re doing this or indeed that? dedications is an exploration of Higgins interests in the nuances of performance alongside the subject of ‘cover songs’ and ‘dedications’ usually featured in radio programmes. Imitating radio shows, broadcasts, shout outs, spaces of listening, going on and off script, work gossip, speaking blunders, leisure, stress, distraction, habits and so on…… delivered in chorus style - featuring singing, speaking, repetition, movement and costume.

Lucy and Addrian Hutson present Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks
Live artist Lucy Hutson and her dad Addrian present Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks. Professor ‘the Amazing’ Addrian is Punch and Judy man extraordinaire. He’s also Lucy’s dad. Growing up, Lucy helped with his shows: collecting money, performing tricks and doing stints as Curious George. Now, dad and daughter reunite in front of an audience to reminisce. The glib entertainer and earnest artist lock heads as they re-enact childhood magic tricks and reflect on what it means to choose the life of an artist.

Banana Oil
Glasgow based Banana Oil, a jazz funk trio consisting of Laurie Pitt (Golden Teacher, Modern Institute, Thoth) on drums, Niall Morris (Sham Gate, Lylo, Martha Ffion) on bass guitar and Joe Howe (Joe Howe, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Gay Against You) join the Outskirts line up. With frenetic, complex parts executed at high speed, the group aims to bring a healthy sense of humour to the sometimes sterile environment of noodling. Influenced equally by post punk, jazz skronk, rigorous funk & vivid prog, they strive ‘to sound like the Mothers Of Invention without all the toxic masculinity.’

David Sherry
The common everyday acts of social interaction and the resulting etiquette and small talk are the central themes in artist David Sherry’s work. In his performances, Sherry provides an insight into the cultural codes and learned behaviours revealed in conversations, radio programs, newspaper articles or banal incidents in the street. Sherry will present a new performance as part of Outskirts that will continue his reflection on cultural codes, asking questions of basic learned behaviours: What is work? What is success? What is respect? What is a living? What is happiness?

Bus leaves Mono, Kings Court at 3pm. Return £5 - please email info@platform-online.co.uk to book your space.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Outskirts Festival are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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