A new exhibition celebrating the unique history of Easterhouse in Glasgow. From poets and theatre-makers to tenants’ associations, rent strikers and everyday activists, Platform will share the stories of a community that has always fought hard to make its own voice heard. This exhibition will take place in a specially-created ‘living room archive’ – a shared space for anyone to come and add their own creations and memories, swap stories across a cup of tea, and make sure the tale of Easterhouse continues to be told. Across the Year of Stories, writer Joey Simons and artist Keira McLean will work with local residents in the Greater Easterhouse area. Creative writing, oral history, walking inquiries and radical education will weave 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, the myths, legends and hidden histories that have shaped the community will be unearthed in this exhibition.
‘Tenement Salon’, a special event to launch the exhibition will be held at Platform on Saturday 19 November (2pm).
Information about this event will be available on Platform’s website soon.
Image: Five Years On, Easterhouse Festival Society Brochure, 1981