Clydeside Story

In 2013, as Glasgow prepared to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we set out to find out what it was like to be a young person growing up on the banks of the Clyde through an ambitious multi-arts performance project – Clydeside Story – told from the perspective of the children and young people themselves.

In the months that followed, over 100 children and young people aged from 5 and 25 (many of whom had never performed in public before) started on the process of telling their stories through dance, drama, music, animation, physical theatre and circus. By March 2014, 3 stages and an audience of over 500 people awaited them in the old Harland & Wolff shipbuilding shed in Govan.

This film documents their journey as they prepare for the biggest performance of their lives so far.

Jayne Henry
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Plantation Productions

PROJECT: Clydeside Story

The “Clydeside Story” project will bring children and young people aged from 5-24 together to work towards a high profile multimedia performance event taking place in early 2014.

The project has started with a series of music, film, dance and drama workshops taking place over the Summer holidays.

We are now working with different groups who will each create their own scene, and will come together on the night to tell their story of growing up in an urban environment. A ‘making of’ film will follow participants as they progress from taster sessions to the final performance.

So, whether or not you’ve ever tried these activities before,  you can sign up to be part of the big event!   If you’re interested in taking part, get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you with details of current and future activities.

Various workshops will be running in different venues – check out the blog for the latest news or contact Jayne Henry (Youth Project Co-ordinator) using the form below

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