Newsletter - Links - Advertise - Contact Us - Privacy
 

George Square to serve as Glasgow 2018 hub

Bookmark and Share | Send to friend

August 1 2018

George Square to serve as Glasgow 2018 hub

Glasgow’s George Square is being readied to serve as a hub for the 2018 European Championships where it will double as an events space and venue for Cycling Road Race competitions.

The opening and closing parties of Festival 2018 will also be held on the historic square, which will be adorned by new commissions from Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon.

With the city chambers and Cenotaph war memorial serving as a backdrop for broadcast coverage, contemporary interventions have also been commissioned – led by a large-format installation conceived by contemporary visual artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan which will create a dramatic new entrance to the square for the events duration.

Ron Chakraborty, executive editor of major events at BBC Sport, commented: “This is a huge logistical exercise and I’m delighted that George Square will provide the backdrop to our coverage. With its incredible architecture and history, there is nowhere more synonymous with Glasgow and we’re thrilled to be using it as the base for our on-screen coverage.”

Festival 2018 will run from 2-12 August.

An array of contemporary artworks and pavilions will adorn the Victorian civic set-piece
An array of contemporary artworks and pavilions will adorn the Victorian civic set-piece
The square itself will play host to road cycling events over the course of the games
The square itself will play host to road cycling events over the course of the games

9 Comments

Sir Ano
#1 Posted by Sir Ano on 1 Aug 2018 at 15:11 PM
and it looks absolutely nothing like this.
Oh yeah
#2 Posted by Oh yeah on 1 Aug 2018 at 16:03 PM
#1 Well, what did you expect? A decent two weeks of fun? Something different than usual middle finger waving to locals with honest suggestion to 'avoid city centre'? It does not look like a poor version of the visualizations and surely there will be not a single firework shot, but hey, it's yet another z-lister attraction for the masses.

Did anyone even bother to mention that European Championships 2018 are co-hosted by Glasgow and Berlin? Germans got athletics, gingers got this. Enjoy :)
Sir Ano
#3 Posted by Sir Ano on 1 Aug 2018 at 16:12 PM
you lost me after well.
Mansart
#4 Posted by Mansart on 1 Aug 2018 at 17:39 PM
Is it just me, or is the sun in the wrong orientation and casting shadows from a northerly direction?
Los Alamos
#5 Posted by Los Alamos on 1 Aug 2018 at 20:24 PM
Dear Mansart,

No, I think that's a nuclear warhead hitting Coulport that might have that kind of lighting effect.

You never know, maybe that's what the artist was thinking of...

Nonetheless, I'd keep your heid doon if i were you, just in case ;-)
buzzthedog
#6 Posted by buzzthedog on 1 Aug 2018 at 21:17 PM
Did you not hear the news that the earth has recently shifted significantly on its axis? Keep up at the back ...
Gandalf the Pink
#7 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 2 Aug 2018 at 09:21 AM
It looks exactly the same. Ish. Not at all.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45024427
Walt Disney
#8 Posted by Walt Disney on 2 Aug 2018 at 09:25 AM
Summer in Scotland. Sun rises in the North East and sets in the North West.
Game Over
#9 Posted by Game Over on 2 Aug 2018 at 09:27 AM
#5 Dream come true and someone just nuked Maryhill/Possil from the orbit. Cheers to that!

Post your comments

 

All comments are pre-moderated and
must obey our house rules.

 

Back to August 2018

Search News
Subscribe to Urban Realm Magazine
Features & Reports
For more information from the industry visit our Features & Reports section.