The Big G

June 4, 2014 — 29 Comments

 

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The Big G is a giant Commonwealth Games logo which was revealed this week and it is fast becoming a symbol celebrating the countdown to the games and the planned city wide festivities.

From July 23rd to 3rd August 2014 the Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and it won’t just be about sport. Festival 2014 will showcase many of the exciting activities you can find here in Glasgow, the two weeks of festivities will be held during the games and will celebrate Glasgow as a cultural hotbed of music, theatre and the arts. Check out BigBigSing.org

Festival 2014 for Culture

Festival 2014 for Culture

You can feel the buzz surrounding the games, all over the city the sense of anticipation is growing day by day as the city landscapes change around us, here is a picture of George Square before the changes.  I think having the flowers, grass and huge eruption of colour that the logo provides certainly bring the square to life.

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George Square Before The Big G Was Unveiled

Glasgow is one of the UKs largest cities and the people of Glasgow make the City the wonderful place that it is. Some events like shooting will take place outside the City in Carnoustie (Angus); diving will take place in Edinburgh and the triathlon will take place in Strathclyde Country Park.

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The Commonwealth Games were first held in Canada in 1930. Glasgow will welcome athletes from around the world to compete in 17 sports in 11 days. Game On Scotland says there are 6500 athletes from 71 nations. Sports range from lawn bowls to judo, track events to gymnastics.

Para-Sport at Glasgow features the biggest ever number of Para-Sport medal events in the history of the games, 22 events.

 

29 responses to The Big G

  1. 

    Thanks you for informations Charlotte. Have a many good time !

  2. 

    Definitely the place to be, then, if one can!
    Pity there isn’t a category for playing the fool I could enter!

  3. 

    It sounds exciting!!

  4. 

    Sounds good and inviting to visit the city.

    • 

      Over the last two years it really has become my second home and I’m very fond of Glasgow, it gets lots of bad press but it really has lots of treasure troves to find.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  5. 

    An interesting post – thank-you Charlotte. Will you be in Glasgow during the games or have you a summer job away from the city?

    • 

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Clare it makes a change. Yes I’m working, I try to earn enough in the summer to last me so that I don’t have to work during term time as I’m too busy.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  6. 

    Should be a great atmosphere! Manchester had the Commonwealth Games back in 2002 and it was a fantastic fortnight and a massive boost for the city. If you’re planning to get involved, I’d say go ahead. One of my mates was a Volunteer and he had a brilliant time.

    • 

      My parents were involved in the Manchester Commonwealth Games and they said it was a massive boost to the local area and everyone loved it, I was only eight at the time so I don’t remember it.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  7. 

    Very nice, should be fun. You look great in all your pictures. Love the new blog look, too.

  8. 

    Great shot in a world-class city.

    Are you involved in the Big Sing?

    I’m off to purchase another Lotto ticket 🙂

    • 

      I was hoping to try to get along to Dumfries this weekend but I just haven’t had time to find out if there’s a direct train, but I believe there’s an event in Glasgow on 22nd June so I’ll hang back, or drive back up that weekend if I’m needed for holiday cover at work, and go to that if I can. Good luck on that Lotto, there’s £85 million to win on the Euromillions tonight I must remember to get a ticket I don’t normally do it.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  9. 

    Will you be performing at this year’s proms festival? Ann check out my blog at http://www.wwannwrites.wordpress.com

    • 

      No proms for me yet as I have only just finished my second year of training, but I am singing at Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire on 10th August 2014, I’m excited about the songs Dennis has chosen for me this year, I’ll say more when the programs all been confirmed.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  10. 

    Lovely photos Charlotte, it all sounds very exciting. Makes me want to visit and be a part of it. It will be a busy city for a while xx

  11. 

    Sounds like you’re excited. Do you know what you will be doing for the festivities?

    • 

      I’m very easily excited Don, especially around big events but sadly I’ll be in Cheshire working and its nearly a four hour drive each way. I might try to get a weekend back in the City.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  12. 

    The Glasgow symbol hearkens for me to one of those gyro-astronaut space camp rides. Good thing you’re not one of those super-flighty creative types 😉

    Seriously, Glasgow is well-known for its creative scene, and it’s certainly some place I want to visit.

    Lovely pictures.

    • 

      Ha ha ha, you’re getting to know me too well John, when I first saw it from afar I wondered if I could climb up on to the flat bit of the G to sit on it, gosh I hope the health and safety police aren’t reading this! One of my Google+ friends thought Google had taken over Glasgow lol I think the promoters missed a sponsorship opportunity there.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  13. 

    I wasn’t aware of any of this, even with the large gathering of athletes. I like the colors of the logo, very inviting, creates the right mood as you said. I thought of a castle when I saw the style of architecture in the background. A really big castle. 🙂

    • 

      There is some beautiful architecture in Glasgow, the big G is in a civic square named after King George III the building is the Council offices I think. You should see some of the castles we have in the UK the one in Edinburgh is beautiful. There’s one near where I grew up in the City of Chester and it has its walls nearly all intact brilliant to walk around.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  14. 

    The last one happened in New Delhi and I was part of the team. You have just motivated me to write a post about the wonderful time I have spent during CWG. I thought about volunteering for the Glasgow one as well but got really busy with with my work. Hope you have a great time and enjoy the wonderful sporting activities. Do capture all the great moments 😉 🙂

    • 

      I’ll look forward to your blog post Gaurab. Sadly I’m in the same predicament with work this summer but as I said I’m hoping to get back up for a weekend. If I do I’ll definitely blog about it.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

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