The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games took place from 23 July – 3 August 2014. It succeeded in reinvigorating an enthusiasm for sport and culture within the city. ‘Our Games’ reflects local people’s memories of this spectacular event.
The exhibition was co-produced by a group of 13 volunteers working with Glasgow Museums’ staff. It celebrates the experiences of the many different groups of volunteers who helped make the XX Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Volunteers fulfilled a variety of roles to make the Games ‘the best yet’. People from around the world signed up and delivered a ‘pure dead brilliant’ visitor experience for the thousands of athletes, locals, and tourists, fully participating in a very special 11 days of sport and festivities.
The people involved in shaping the exhibition gave their time as Host City Volunteers. They met weekly to learn what is involved in producing an exhibition, deciding on the content, layout and design, to create displays that showcase games time volunteering.
Our Games is a ‘thank-you’ to the people who made Glasgow smile.
The 3 community exhibitions are open from November in the following venues.
Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, Glasgow G21 3PX
0141 276 0875
Castlemilk Community Centre, 121 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow G45 9UG
0141 634 2233
Netherton Community Centre, 358 Netherton Road, Glasgow G13 1AX
0141 954 4250
The People's Palace will host the exhibition in January 2015.