Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Glasgow 2014 to deliver some carnival Clow-t

Victoria Clow, a member of Team Scotland at Delhi 2010 and one of Scotland's young Commonwealth Games prospects for Glasgow 2014, will form part of a colourful showcase at the city's annual West End Festival.

Every year, Glaswegians look forward to the giant carnival that weaves its way through the city as part of the West End Festival with great anticipation, but this time, they will also await a chance to see Clow in action on "Festival Sunday" (June 5) as the city closes in on the milestone of three years to go.

The famous Mardi Gras parade involves over 800 participants and 10 samba bands, but very few will have the same credentials as rhythmic gymnast Clow.

Looking forward to being part of the celebrations, the 16-year-old Craigholme School pupil said: "The West End Festival is a fantastic event so I'm really excited about being involved in such a vibrant carnival – especially as part of the plans for Glasgow 2014.

"Representing Scotland in Delhi was an unbelievable experience but this will be another great stage for me as I continue preparations towards hopefully competing in my hometown in just over three years' time."

The festival, which runs from today until June 26, has over 600 events ranging from classical and choral music, folk, rock, jazz, theatre, dance, children's authors, guided walks to local gala days.

In 2010, more than 165,000 people attended free and ticketed events.

The famous "Festival Sunday" alone attracts tens of thousands from all over the city and central Scotland.

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