EASTERN Promise features work across the evenings of October 4 and 5.


Duncan Marquiss

The Phantom Band musician and visual artist opens the festival with a live soundtrack to moving image works made onsite in and around the spaces at Platform. The live event coincides with the opening of Marquiss’s new exhibition of drawings and film works, reflecting on the architecture and surroundings of the arts centre.

The Panopticon

Debbie Hannan directs Jenni Fagan’s adaptation of her visceral 2012 hit novel centring on a young woman failed by the adult world. The National Theatre of Scotland’s production, which is recommended for audiences above the age of 16, then runs at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from October 10 to 19.

Burd Ellen

Spare, highly atmospheric takes on traditional folk from vocalist Debbie Armour’s project with Gayle Brogan and Lucy Duncan. The three close the evening with new songs for winter.


READ MORE: Jenni Fagan’s The Panopticon debuts at east end arts festival



Lubomyr Melnyk

The pioneering Ukrainian composer and world’s fastest recorded pianist returns to Platform following a sold out performance last year.

David Allred

More beautiful and emotive sounds from the Californian singer/musician and Melnyk’s Erased Tapes labelmate.

Shona MacNaughton

The artist presents Mandatory Reconsideration, a new performance talk exploring art’s relationship with the “creative entrepreneur”.

Chris McQueer 

A spoken word performance from the best-selling writer of short story collections HWFG and Hings, also the name of his current three-part series on BBC iPlayer.

Helen De Main

The sculptor and printmaker launches You Know, Things Like That, a handmade publication focusing on open discussions with a group of local women on their life experiences.

A shuttle bus from the centre of Glasgow will travel to and from Platform on both evenings of Eastern Promises. A return is £5 and can be bought in person from the Monorail record shop in Mono, King’s Court – also the bus pick-up point.

Email info@platform-online.co.uk for times and to reserve a ticket.

October 4 and 5, Platform, Glasgow, Oct 4 7pm and Oct 5 6pm, per evening £12.50, £7.50 concs, weekend £20, £10 concs. Tel: 0141 276 9696.