Open Weekend took place between July 23rd-24th July, 2011 to celebrate One Year until the London 2012 Olympic Games with activities happening all over the UK. In Glasgow, a range of activities took place also marking Three Years until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

VeloCity Arts, ran bus and river tours exploring areas of Glasgow which with subject to redevelopment and cultural change. The aim of this new arts initiative which sets to encourage communities to enhance and improve their areas with the help of artists “in unique ways which reflects the spirit of our community and city”. – www.viewfromhereglasgow.co.uk

The aim of the bus tour was to visit key projects that were helping redevelop the East End of Glasgow on the back of both the Olympics and Commonwealth Games in order to make the area look more attractable for business and to live. We heard from residents who live in a high-rise that views over the redevelopment taking place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Athletes village and they believe that the games will have a lasting legacy to their area and city.

Ongoing projects within the East End are: VeloCity Arts, Clyde Gateway, Strathclyde Passenger Transport and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Below is a short film featuring footage and commentary recorded during the bus tour. (Sadly limited to what we could use from the trip, gives an insightful narrative into the trip).

Additional audio recorded during the trip is below:

Bruce Kiloh (SPT), Open Weekend. (@VeloCityArt) #media2012 (mp3)Clyde Gateway, Open Weekend. (@VeloCityArt) #media2012 (mp3)

Images can also be view on Flickr. Special thanks to Andy Knight for helping film and edit the short film and @VeloCityArt for allowing us to film the tour.

Updated: 22.10.2011 08.07pm

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