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​Tramway’s FRESH FACED events offer exciting opportunities to get involved in visual arts and performance activities for ages 14 – 20. This event takes place in Tramway with scratch performance presented by Junction 25, a new publication from our Young Critics and visual arts workshops.

This event is free and open to all, no previous experience needed.

Tickets to the NTS performance of Macbeth at 7.30pm on the night are £10 each and available from our box office: simply quote FRESH FACED when booking.


To view a trailer for the last FRESH FACED scroll to the bottom.


Programme is as follows


Visual Arts Studio: Exhibition and Workshops
Upper Foyer
5pm – 7pm
Recent graduates of Tramway Visual Arts Studio Portfolio Preparation Course present their work, including printmaking, painting, sculpture and video, with drop-in workshops exploring some of the materials and processes investigated on the course. The students will be on-hand to chat about their time in the Visual Arts Studio and where they plan to go from here.

Junction 25: Scratch Performance
Tramway 4
Tramway’s award-winning youth theatre in-residence Junction 25, produced by Glas(s) Performance, have been working together to create a short ‘Scratch’ performance exploring the theme of failure and its impact on young people’s lives. Now in their seventh year, Junction 25 continue to go from strength to strength. You may have seen some of their previous productions: Anoesis, I Hope My Heart Goes First (a sell-out show at Edinburgh Fringe in 2011), and From Where I’m Standing.

Young Critics: Launch Clingfilm Issue 2
Tramway 4
This group presented their first publication of Clingfilm at FRESH FACED in December 2011. This year the Young Critics have experienced the best visual and performing arts Glasgow has to offer, interviewing artists, attending events at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts, Buzzcut and Behaviour as well as getting behind the scenes access at Tramway. They’ll be giving away free copies of Clingfilm Issue 2 at the event and chatting about their experiences learning the craft of arts criticism with professional writer and critic Gareth Vile (Subcity, The Skinny, Vile Arts). The group are looking for new members to help them create the next issue, develop their blog and video content. Why not meet them at FRESH FACED and find out how to get involved!

The Future of FRESH FACED at Tramway?
Tramway 4
Artist Lou Brodie will lead you through an activity to explore the question: What do the young people of Glasgow need from a contemporary art centre like Tramway?
This workshop aims to connect young people with artists, producers and curators of youth arts experiences, challenging all involved to consider what the future of the FRESH FACED programme could be. Lou has been holding hands with someone every day for 30minutes and documenting this challenge. She recently worked with Mammalian Diving Reflex on ‘Haircuts by Children’ as part of The Arches Behaviour Festival.

National Theatre of Scotland: Macbeth
Tramway 1
7.30pm – 9pm
Multi award-winning actor Alan Cumming assumes every role in this radical reimagining of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.  This new version of Macbeth is presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg.
Tickets to the NTS performance of Macbeth at 7.30pm on the 30th June are available to FRESH FACED participants at £10 each from our box office: simply quote FRESH FACED when booking.

HEAR Glasgow present: Music Performance by Joanne Summer
Tramway 4
HEAR Glasgow is a youth music initiative supporting musicians, tutors and music projects across the city. They present a musical act to end the event: Joanne Summer is a singer-songwriter from Moray playing a unique blend of acoustic pop, folk and soul.
With a wealth of opportunities, jobs and training courses HEAR Glasgow are worth checking out.


Opportunities to get involved:

We need FRESH FACED volunteers!
Are you aged 14 – 20 and looking for work experience in a creative arts setting? Tramway needs volunteers to help set up the event, guide visitors around the venue and assist with the running of workshops on the day.
Please email with your name, age, contact telephone number and email address for more information.