In March 2013 Glas(s) Performance put an open call to people living across Pollokshields to help create a brand new piece of theatre alongside their neighbours.
A group soon came together - full of different people of different ages, representing different and diverse parts of the community. They brought with them a whole host of stories, ideas, opinions and memories of Pollokshields and of what it meant to each of them. They asked each other questions and tried to answer them. They made new relationships and rediscovered old ones. They all spent time a lot of time getting to know each other.
The ALBERT DRIVE Performance was performed by 19 local residents on the main stage in Tramway 1 and shared with an audience of over 1,000 people over the final weekend event in July 2013.
As a piece it was not one story, but many, not one voice but various different voices speaking together – to each other - about the area in which they live and their experience of being neighbours.
On the weekend of the performance Creative Volunteer, Ruth Clements McQuaid spoke to the performers about how it feels to be taking part...
ALBERT DRIVE is a large-scale creative project exploring the idea of neighbour and what it means to live alongside each other from the perspective of one street in Glasgow. The Project is co-produced by Glas(s) Performance and Tramway, and supported by Creative Scotland through the ‘First in a Lifetime’ Fund as part of Year of Creative Scotland and Awards for All.
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