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Goal! Tor! But! a free month-long celebration of football

By on March 30, 2016

From the Afghan women’s football team to fan pubs in Berlin, libraries, arts centres and bars across the city will host the UK premiere of a series of artists’ videos capturing the diversity of the beautiful game.

Goal! Tor! But! is a free month-long celebration of football, culture and community across Glasgow from April 1-30.

See football on the big screen everywhere from the Centre for Contemporary Arts to Briar’s Bar in Easterhouse, with a season of free football-inspired movies including Douglas Gordon’s Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait and the moving true story of Bayern Munich’s Jewish president Landauer – der President.

GTB! culminates in an inspiring and informal two-day symposium on April 27-28 at the Scottish Football Museum, Hampden Park, looking at football and social inclusion and featuring experts from Germany, France and the UK.

The event has been organised by The Alliance Française and Goethe Institut, both located in Park Circus, in partnership with the Scottish Football Museum.

From a filmmaker attempting to become a goalkeeper in the Spanish Regional League to children playing in the dust in the heart of the Chilean countryside, these short films show how artists have been inspired to capture the beautiful game in a series of unique ways.

Originally commissioned by the Goethe Institut in South America for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this is the first time the installations have been seen in the UK.

Nikolai Petersen from the Goethe Institut said: “Football is so much more than 22 men or women chasing after a ball.

“Football enthralls people around the globe like no other sport. It is a money generating monster and it impacts hugely in Scotland, France and Germany. In the run-up to the European Championship 2016 in France we like to look at football as a positive force in our societies.”

Nathalie Korkmaz from the Alliance Française said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to work jointly with the Goethe Institut and the Scottish Football Museum to bring such an exciting programme to Glasgow.

“Talks by people coming from different backgrounds and countries, a series of films and video installations – there is something to please everyone. We believe it is a good occasion to get prepared for the Euro 16!”

* See the full film programme and installation schedule

Goal! Tor! But! will culminate in an inspiring and informal two-day free symposium on April 27-28 at The Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park.

Football And Social Inclusion: Best Practices From UK, France & Germany will bring together leading industry experts to discuss their projects which tackle a diverse range of problems and challenges surrounding football in their respective countries – from education about racism to social inclusion.

Organisations involved include Frankfurter Fanprojekt and Das Deutsche Fußballmuseum from Germany, Un but pour l’emploi (A Goal For Employment) and Tous prêts (All Ready) from France, with local initiatives such as The Midnight League and Colour Of Our Scarves also taking part.

Anyone with an involvement or interest in football and community is invited to come along – the Symposium is free to attend and fully accessible.

Pic: A Woman’s Goal

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