Football is the Ballet of the Masses

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Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover

10 Dumbreck Road

Bellahouston Park

Glasgow

G41 5BW

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“Football is the ballet of the masses.”
Dmitri Shostakovich (qualified football referee, obsessive football fan, and occasional composer)

With a capacity of over 100,000 people, Hampden Park was the biggest football stadium ever built when it opened in 1903. By 1910, along with Celtic Park and Ibrox, Glasgow possessed the three largest football stadiums on earth. So how and why did industrial Glasgow become the most important centre of the greatest sport in the world? In this talk Fergus Sutherland of Icosse Heritage Consultants will discuss the wider socio-economic story about the development of football and its links to industry and urbanisation.

Fergus Sutherland is a highly experienced researcher and interpreter with almost thirty years-experience in archaeological and historical research and in developing interpretation strategies and activity plans for the heritage sector. His work has spanned across prehistoric and industrial landscapes, from medieval castles to neoclassical public buildings and he has worked on archaeological, historical and museological projects from the Highlands of Scotland to the United Arab Emirates.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

This talk has been generously supported by The WM Mann Foundation & Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

More events have been programmed as part of this series:

Women and Sport in Interwar Scotland by Dr Fiona Skillen, Wednesday 1 May 2019, 6-7pm

Archie Leitch – Man of Steel and Concrete by Simon Inglis, Tuesday 28 May 2019, 6-7pm

Contemporary Art's Relationship with Industrial Space by Neil Clements, Tuesday 4 June 2019, 6-7pm

Access:
Both the Studio Pavilion gallery & House for an Art Lover are fully accessible venues. All entrances to the gallery and house have ramped access and there is a lift to allow access to the other levels of the House. All paths around the house and gallery are tarmac which are flat and accessible. There is an audio induction loop in place for use by people with hearing aids. Assistance dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding access. We have four blue badge parking spaces available on site.

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G41 5BW

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