From January to April 2013 the Glas(s) Performance team visited schools, community groups, homes, businesses, families and residents across Pollokshields. With each of these groups they led a workshop designed to further explore the concept of ‘neighbour’ and open a dialogue around the various experiences and perspectives of the community.
This hour-long workshop began with a film, by local filmmaker Abigail Howkins, about a man called Kevin who lives on Albert Drive and his decision to write a letter to his neighbours in the hope that it would lead him to get to know them a little better.
In response to this workshop and to Kevin’s initial letter the project went on to receive hundreds of individual letters from local people of different ages, representing different parts of the community, all attempting to introduce themselves to their neighbours and outline some of questions they have about the area in which they live.
A selection of these letters went on to be displayed on each of the lampposts along Albert Drive so that the community was able to read them.
The letters remained in-situ on Albert Drive as part of the final Exhibition.
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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