Errors multi-instrumentalist Steev Livingstone and Tuff Love’s Suse Bear are among the big Glasgow artists appearing at this year’s Outskirts Festival in Easterhouse.

The annual cross-arts event returns on Saturday April 22 with a mix of live music, film, visual arts and spoken word.

The festival will have a local touch, with many events revolved around community empowerment. Suse Bear and Steev Livingston will collaborate to perform Easterhouse Conversation, which documents stories, ideas and moments in the lives of residents.

Other acts include singer Josephine Foster, whose performance will be based on the words of Emily Dickinson and other English poets, and Glasgow rapper Louie.

Elsewhere, award-winning artist Nic Green presents Cock & Bull, an exploration of power and politics in a theatrical performance of an “alternative” party conference.

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Matt Addicott, Performance Programmer at Platform, says: “Kicking off in the afternoon and running until the late evening, the festival will spill across a wide range of areas in the building, making it a unique offering from us – and a really different experience for our audience.”

Outskirts kicks off at 3.30pm at Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse. Tickets cost £10 or under 16s go free.

Platform is also running a bus to the venue from Mono, Kings Court at 2.30pm. For more information go to

Below: Visual Arts Programmer Margaret McCormick on why the festival is so important for the Easterhouse community. 

All photos provided by Platform Glasgow.