5 Places is the core of Red Note’s performing and outreach. Targeting five locations across central Scotland, we aim to properly get to know people in their own neighbourhood at grassroots level, and work with them to bring live music to the heart of their community over three years. The exciting (and scary!) part of the project is that we don’t know what shape the project will take until we meet people in the community and find out what’s going to work for them; so the project may well look completely different in one place compared to another.
At the end of each 3-year 5 Places project we will undertake a series of culminatory events that will see performances and workshops celebrating and giving a public platform to all of the work produced, created and undertaken within that 3-year project.
Our work has already begun in 2018 in Easterhouse, starting with our partnership based at Oakwood Primary School. Here we’ve met and worked with every class in the school, and in addition to performing for them, have worked with them to create their very own Oakwood Songbook (for more on this, see the Songbook project page). We’ve also met Aultmore Park Primary School, worked with Lochend Community High School, and performed at Shadwick Square shopping centre. We aim to continue to reach out further into the community, working with older people, people with English as a second/additional language, and more. Watch this space!
In the meantime, in 2019 we began to work in our second ‘Place’, the town of Methil. Having worked previously with Kirkland High School and more recently with Levenmouth Academy, we’re really looking forward to getting more involved in the local community.
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