Jack Morton works on Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ceremonies

Jack Morton Worldwide has been appointed to create the opening and closing ceremonies for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The consultancy, which was appointed following a procurement process, is now working on plans for the opening ceremony, which will take place on 23 July 2014 at Celtic Park, and the closing ceremony, which will be held at Hampden Park.

The consultancy has a budget of £14 million to deliver both events, and says it will start a search for ‘established and emerging talents’ to feature in the ceremonies.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, says, ‘The opening and closing ceremonies of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games represent a unique and unprecedented opportunity to inspire national and international audiences with a dynamic and vibrant experience of Scotland.’

David Zolkwer, director of public events for Jack Morton Worldwide and head of ceremonies for Glasgow 2014, says, ‘I’m particularly looking forward to engaging with both the creative sector and the extended community to create ceremonies that make Scotland proud and inspire the watching world.’

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