Glasgow Games Monitor 2014 Event: Whose Legacy? 21.10.11


As part of Document 9: International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Friday 21st October, 2-30-4.30. Clubroom, Upstairs at The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA),350 Sauchiehall Street,GlasgowG2 3JD

The Commonwealth Games 2014: Whose Legacy?

Short introductory talk by Dr Libby Porter (Urban Planner and Researcher, Glasgow Uni) and Neil Gray (Writer and Researcher, Glasgow Uni) about the Legacy of Mega-Events, and large-scale urban regeneration plans in theUKand worldwide.

A discussion will follow with a series of live accounts by residents – including carers from the Save the Accord centre, who are campaigning to retain a day care centre for people with learning disabilities, and Margaret Jaconelli, who has recently been evicted from her home. The residents will talk about about the impact the Commonwealth Games development is having upon their lives.

This discussion, focusing on media portrayal and the right of residents to ‘stay put’ in the face of large-scale urban transformation and displacement, will be interspersed with a series of short films that highlight recent experiences on, and nearby, the site of the Commonwealth Games Village.

Includes special screening of a short film about Margaret Jaconelli and the forthcoming Commonwealth Games by Glasgow documentary photographer and filmmaker, Chris Leslie (14 mins).