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Get involved in the Games – sports optional

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow this July.  But it’s not all about the sport, which reassures me.  Sport day brings back scary memories.

Something for all – even the non-sporties

In the run up to the Glasgow 2014, concerts, dances, shows and more will all take over the city. But if you fancy more than merely watching from the audience, now is the time to get involved.


Get involved in Barrowland Ballet's dancing - The RiverBarrowland Ballet is doing research for their project The River – an official Festival 2014 event that will be performed down by the Clyde.

I had a chance to take part, trying out different dances that will make up the final performance.  Getting out from behind my computer and dancing away with professionals was liberating.  And highly recommended.

They are currently looking for dancers to be involved in their 150 strong cast – and if you don’t want to dance, they’re looking for volunteers too.


Another amazing  project is On Common Ground from the Citizens Theatre. First Nation storytellers from Manitoulin Island, Canada come together with a cast of over 150 Glaswegians to tell a story of community, family and the natural world.  It’s going to be magical so don’t miss out on getting involved – become one of their participants or volunteers.


If singing is more your thing, then Big Big Sing are inviting you to join in the joyous experience of singing with 1,000s of people on Glasgow Green 27 July. Their BIG Big Big Sing  is a  truly uplifting way to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.  All welcome – including first- time singers.

So go on – get involved in the Games your way!


Don’t just say it – sing it!

Resolved to do something new in 2014?  Have a song in your heart that’s aching to be free?  Ever thought of joining a choir?  No?  Well, think again.

Firstly, don’t be fooled – choirs are not just for granny. They are for everyone, every ability and musical interest.   In fact in some circles choirs are the new rock-and-roll – especially when you’re belting out tunes from Talking Heads to Queen and beyond.

Community choirs like Glasgow’s Power Cut Choir and the Arches Choir celebrate song through an electric range of rock and pop sensations.   All are welcome – granny, the inexperienced and the self-proclaimed virtuoso alike.

Big Big Sing logoAn excellent way to dip the toe into the musical waters is at one of Big Big Sing’s upcoming events.  This sensational project’s mission is to get Scotland and  the rest of the UK singing to celebrate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Next up is their Big Big Sing day in Glasgow on Sunday 9 Feb.  They promise to get you singing in one afternoon with songs from around the commonwealth.   Even better, no experience needed.

Fit, healthy and singing

If your New Year’s resolution includes getting fit and healthy, joining a choir is just the trick.  Far less sweaty than a gym, singing can help your breathing, aid relaxation and improve your wellbeing. It’s also a great for socialising.  What’s not to love?

So go on, let your voice soar through song in 2014.

– T