Made in Easterhouse 2023


Sat, 22 April 2023

12noon until late


Platform arts centre, Easterhouse - The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9JW

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Cost: £15 (standard) / £7.50 (concession)


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Marking the relaunch of our live music programme and building on the success of previous festivals Outskirts and Eastern Promise, this curated day of live music, visual art and performance takes place across the various spaces within The Bridge.

A ‘welcome back’ party for our multi-art-form festival programming at Platform, Made in Easterhouse features familiar faces as well as acts that are new to us – bringing cross-art-form experimentation and creating space for fresh work made here in Easterhouse.

Geraldine Heaney and Hamish Orr will host ‘Off the Record’, basing themselves in the Platform Cafe bar with some music, chit chat, interviews & interaction with our audiences and guests. With Record Store Day taking place on the same day, they will also be running RECORD SWAP – inviting audiences to bring along their vinyl to make a swap or two!

We will be hosting talks and workshops throughout the event – details coming soon. There will be a dinner service from the brilliant Soul Food Sisters, and lunch, snacks & drinks from our (licensed)  Platform Cafe Bar served throughout.




A work in progress audio-visual live performance by Suzi and Lewis of FREE LOVE working in collaboration with k.yalo. Inspired by the early tape loop experiments of artists like Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros, Full Ashram Resonant Module will bring together Suzi and Lewis of FREE LOVE ‘Scotland’s premier electronic synth-pop and guided meditation duo’ (The Skinny) with audio-visual artist k.yalo, music maker  with The Ninth Wave and Civil Elegies, in a brand new collaborative experiment of video and sound.

k.yalo has spent the last year developing his solo harsh ambient electronic act featuring mesmeric audio-reactive visuals, opening for Container, Mono, Mdou Moctar, and clipping. As well as providing bespoke live visuals for VTSS, Batu, Jensen Interceptor, and Taahliah, he has also had festival performances at Pop Mutations and Jupiter Rising.


COULSON AND TENNANT present East End Portraits

Stories of resilience and community spirit are captured in this series of photographs by artists Saskia Coulson and Colin Tennant  for East End Portraits. Taken as part of an ongoing project about community resilience in the wake of Covid-19, supported by Platform. In this featured image (lady in pantry above), taken by Saskia Coulson, a volunteer helps restock at the Ruchazie Pantry, a community member shop that provides high quality, low cost food. The image has been selected as a winner of the 2023 British Journal of Photography’s  ‘Portrait of Britain’ award. The portrait will be displayed as part of the UK’s biggest annual photography exhibition which will see the 100 winning portraits exhibited across the UK in a month long digital screen display in partnership with JC Decaux.  See it at Platform from the 22nd April!


PEOPLE DANCING by Eoin McKenzie and Platform’s Thursday Night Drama company (with thanks to Carmel Barbel)  

People Dancing is a new work ‘in-progress’ sharing piece of collaborative dance work between Eoin McKenzie and an intergenerational group of performers from Platform’s Thursday Night drama group.  The work expands notions of the kinds of bodies that can dance and, by extension, celebrates the beauty that exists across a multiplicity of moving bodies. People Dancing hopes to be a joyous and playful contemporary dance work that utilises collective movement practices, somatic practices, and structured improvisation to showcase and cherish the unique movement vocabularies that exist across the group. One day it hopes to become a riotous contemporary return to the communal and social history of dance


R.AGGS – a multi instrumentalist and songwriter based in Glasgow. Aggs, a prolific specialist in euphoric post-punk, has achieved international acclaim with collaborative touring projects Trash Kit, Shopping and Sacred Paws. Creating zines and co-ordinating workshops that encourage women, non-binary people, and people of colour to form bands, Aggs has galvanised the DIY scene in the UK. Aggs released a solo album on Lost Map records as part of their Visitations residency in 2019 and self released //Tape 1// in 2020. Both releases showcase Aggs’ signature hybrid post-punk/highlife inspirations stripped down to new minimal extremes. Pulsating, electronic beats, coolly-recited lyrical mantras and spindly guitar lines abound in this life affirming music that speaks directly to your heart.

TOWN CENTRE – Town Centre’s origins lie in May 2020, from a lockdown Eurovision Contest with friends (they won). Town Centre combines a love of local infrastructure with high energy pop melodies, song writing and erratic instrumentation. They have steadily been developing their sound through a series of live shows, including the first Events Research Programme in Queen’s Park Bowling Club, supporting Molly Nilsson at Stereo and Pop Mutations Festival 2022.

BELL LUNGS – vocalist and musical instrument collector Bell Lungs hails from Ayrshire where she has been delving into various music genres to create electroacoustic tapestries of sound inspired by an interest in folklore and natural science. Her music has been played on BBC Radio 3 and 6Music, she has toured widely around Europe, and was Musician in Residence for Stranraer’s harbourside community garden in summer 2022, where she wrote songs about bees, vegetables and soil. Outside of her own music, Bell Lungs often creates soundtracks for dance, theatre and silent film, and works as a creative facilitator in community settings.

BRENDA – BRENDA won’t do your DIY. BRENDA will make you breakfast. BRENDA is milk no sugar. BRENDA hates what you hate. BRENDA loves what you love BRENDA. BRENDA plays_ BRENDA listens to, is influenced by, wants to be the Slits. The Roaches. ESG. The Pixies. The Eagles. Prince. Stealing Sheep. Jockstrap. The Fall. Depeche Mode. Yazoo. Beach Boys. But BRENDA is BRENDA_ BRENDA is. BRENDA’s most recent single Cease and Desist is out now on Last Night From Glasgow.

JUNGLEHUSSI – La Cheetah resident and regular on Glasgow’s local Clydebuilt Radio, Junglehussi has been creating noise on the Glasgow club circuit since 2016 – making a mark for himself with his genre stretching sets. Real name Matthew Arthur Williams, he is also a photographer and artist and has long since been warming up for the likes of Honey Dijon and Joy Orbison, and Robert Owens as well as coordinating his own nights.

Keep an eye on the website and on our social media for more details.

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