Mining Seams and Drawing Wells: A Living Archive for Easterhouse


Sat, 19 November 2022 - Sat, 28 January 2023

Mon - Sat | 10am - 5pm


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

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Cost: Free admission


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Type: Exhibition

Mining Seams

From poets and theatre-makers to tenants’ associations, rent strikers and everyday activists, this new exhibition shares the stories of a community that has always fought hard to make its own voice heard. The exhibition will take place in a specially-created ‘living room archive’. 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.

Across the Year of Stories, writer Joey Simons and artist Keira McLean have worked with local residents in the Greater Easterhouse area. Creative writing, oral history, walking inquiries and radical education weaves the community’s many histories together in unexpected ways.

Mining seams and drawing wells is about celebrating these interconnecting histories and sharing our stories. Like the coal seams and ancient wells that run beneath Easterhouse, we want to unearth the myths, legends and hidden histories that have shaped the community.

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