July 28, 2014
The Commonwealth Games kicked off just under a week ago in Glasgow with an opening ceremony full of giant tea cakes and tiny terriers that was met with, well, let's just say mixed responses. It's the first time the games have visisted the city and it's already set to be the biggest sporting event ever held in Scotland.
Invented as a 'pan-brittanic' contest in order to increase understanding of the British Empire and foster cohesion between volunteering nations, the Commonwealth Games actually used to be called the British Empire games from 1930 until 1950 – presumably to lessen the suspicion of foul-play in case of England actually winning the most medals (that's happened a grand total of six times by the way).
But what does any of this have to do with entertainment? Uh, well, instead of questioning if the headline was created before the article, let's get together a small palette of entertainment tastes from some of the bigger names in the games. You never know, they might just work in your favour if you're about to put on an event celebrating winning the gold.
So here's a quick review of a few entertainment themes and ideas from the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games taking place in the spiritual home of deep fried mars bars. Rule Brittania!... "Read More