Welcome to Glasgow

Commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony ‘Welcome to Glasgow’ (2014) BBC 1

‘Welcome to Glasgow’ features singer-songwriter Amy McDonald and 600 volunteers is an all singing, all dancing reworking of Rod Stewart’s ‘The Rhythm of my Heart’ for the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The brief was challenging: to make a ‘Street Musical’ with the people of Glasgow – many of whom had no performance experience. After an extensive, two month open audition process the cast spent a week at Glasgow’s Barrowlands to participate in workshops and extensive rehearsals.

The film is an embodiment of the slogan ‘People make Glasgow’ – a warm and humorous welcome to the City of Glasgow, from the people of Glasgow. The film was broadcast to an estimated Global audience of 1 Billion people.