Our Sport Our Life
12 July -
31 December 2012
There will be no access to this exhibition or Level 4 of the museum on Thursday 20 & Friday 21 September, due to our Sport & Football in Museums conference events. See 'What's On' for details. We'd like to apologise to any visitors hoping to see this exhibition on those days.
This exhibition has been developed by a group of young people aged 15-24 from Greater Manchester who volunteered to be part of the Our Sporting Life Project.
The Sports Heritage Network created the Our Sporting Life project, to celebrate Britain’s unique contribution to sport, past and present. Many of the world’s major sports were invented in Britain, and the eyes of the world will be on Britain during the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
The exhibition is part of the Cultural Olympiad and celebrates Greater Manchester’s sporting heritage and sporting heroes– past, present and future. Working together over the last 12 months, the four key themes the young people have chosen to highlight are: Equality, Community, Fashion and Young Athletes.
Stories to feature include those of British Paralympic athletes Simon Jackson and Shelly Woods, local sporting heroes Steve Pullen and Sunny Lowry and rising young athletes Megan van Essen, Gabriella Marshall, Thomas Moss and Natalie Pritchard.
This is what sport means to the young people. What does it mean to you?
The Sports Heritage Network created Our Sporting Life, a national programme of sports heritage events and exhibitions, Inspired by London 2012.