We welcome audiences of all ages to Buzzcut! Everyday there is a wide range of performances and activities to get involved with, most of which is suitable for everyone. You can ask at the info desk about particular shows.

We will also have a BUZZ-CRECHE in the Macleod Hall, meaning if you are accompanying a child to the festival and you want to see something that they don’t want to see/can’t see you can leave them with our wonderful volunteers who will keep them entertained. The BUZZ-CRECHE will operate from 12:00 – 21:00 every day of the festival.

On Thursday 7th April we have a few events specially for younger audiences, so it’s a great day to come along! Here’s a run down of some of the things happening on that day:

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7th April, 13:00 – 16:00 CLOSE SHAVE in The Mary Barbour, Age 10+  This is an event that has been programmed, designed and hosted by a group of young programmers from across Glasgow. Four artists/companies will be sharing works-in-progress of live art for teenage audiences. The event is supported by Imaginate, and includes a range of interactive and intergenerational performances. There will be a Q and A with the artists.

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7th April, 12:00 – 16:00 Gillian Jane Less and Adam York Gregory Present Tense in The Billiard Room, Children need to be accompanied by an adult  Present Tense is a task-based performance that creates and examines tension in an enclosed space. Gillian moves through the space carefully setting several hundred conventional wooden mousetraps on the floor. Her hands and feet are bare and vulnerable being close to the trap mechanisms. She continues until she is backed into a corner. She then begins the process of skillfully moving through the set traps to exit the space.


7th April, 13:00 – 17:00 Mulgrew/Orton The Clan in The Macleod Hall The Clan will come together for a one day ad hoc, extravaganza workshop where they will create costumes, body modifiers, sculptures and a sound track for a performative procession. The project will be an exploration of a collaborative creative process and a practical opportunity for families to create new art works within a designated time and space. Improvisation and spontaneity is integral to the Clan’s lives and practice. Come and be part of The CLAN. Come and be part of the Procession. We may even adorn YOU for the occasion.


7th April, 13:00 – 18:00 LADA Playing Up Cards in The Macleod Hall  Create a chain reaction, remote control your parents, follow a random passer by, walk an adult like a dog….  PLAYING UP is an artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together. For BUZZCUT Katy Baird from the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) is here to introduce the game and set you up to play selected highlights. Buy PLAYING UP for only £12 on Unbound www.thisisunboud.co.uk


7th April, 16:00 – 16:30 Creation Station The Old Woman Who Did Not Like Art The Mary Barbour  Creation Station are a group of artists based at Platform, Easterhouse, the majority whom are between the ages of 7 and 12 (a few who are a bit older). They make and explore things that they are excited, interested and confused by. This film follows Creation Station as they recreate well know contemporary art works to see if that might help them understand how and why these things get made.

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17:00 – 18:00 Scrimshaw Collective Machinary’s Handbook The Billiard Room An intergenerational performance which uses the ninth edition of ‘Machinery’s Handbook’ published in 1935 in America and owned by James Cottingham as a score for 4 bodies and 4 voices. The work explores geometric shape, force, velocity and direction only as instructed in the book. 

Steve Nice

18:00 – 19:15 Steve Nice Steve Nice’s Family Misfortunes The Macleod Hall Gather round the table and go head to head with other teams from Govan, the UK and beyond in this action packed live art gameshow. Which members of your family will perform best in this series mind bending games and show off challenges? The road to victory is littered with adults embarrassing themselves and children revealing dark family secrets – and there’s a whole conveyer belt of family-value prizes up for grabs along the way! Expect glamour, excitement, drama and much much more as we play – Family Misfortunes!

ALL EVENTS ARE PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN! Get in touch if you want more info about anything on glasgowbuzzcut@gmail.com.




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