Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the top of Finnieston Crane?
Now's your chance to find out! We're giving one lucky person the chance to climb to the top of the Cran and star in a short film, where we'll explore the landmark's historical relationship with Glasgow and what its future might look like.
We're planning to release the film online this September as part of our newly digitised Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival.
The Finnieston Crane is a symbolic reminder of our city's industrial past, first casting its reflection in the River Clyde in 1932 and going on to play a heavy role in transporting locomotives built in Glasgow to the rest of the world. It is estimated that 25% of the world's locomotives at one point were built by the St Rollox works in the north of Glasgow, which sent their exports by train to the Crane on the Clyde.
How do I enter the competition?
Send us a short video telling us why you want to go up the Finnieston Crane - we want to know what it means to you!
Videos should be no more than 30 seconds, and send to us on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure you tag our profile to get seen (@GlasgowDOD on Twitter or @glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival on Instagram). The deadline to apply is Friday 7 August.
We're especially keen to hear from people with a personal connection to the Crane, such as a family member having worked there. This is not essential though.
- Applicants must be 18 years or over.
- You must be available on Monday 17 August for filming, and one day the week prior for prep.
- You'll be accompanied up the Crane by a local historian and a representative from Big Cran Co, who have just taken over management of the landmark.
- The journey up the Crane will be supported by a H&S professional.
- Unfortunately the Crane is not accessible at this stage, so the volunteer must be physically able to climb the stairs and not be afraid of heights.
Image courtesy of The Village Story Telling Center
Are you planning on participating in Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival in September 2020? Come along to Civic House on Tuesday 18th of February to meet the festival coordinator and other participants to discuss your event!
The festival coordinator will be leading a discussion on effective event planning and unveiling the 2020 festival themes. Whether you are planning to open a building, lead a walk or have an idea for an event, the workshops will help you refine your plans with opportunities to ask questions and discuss with seasoned Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival participants. Submissions will be opening soon after the creative planning workshop so this is a great way to make sure you make your application is the best it can be.
Places for this workshop are limited so make sure you sign up in advance and please let us know if you can no longer make it.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our plans for Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2020!
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