A Game of Two Halves

6 July – 27 October
Summerlee Museum

As Albion Rovers Football Club celebrate 100 years at Cliftonhill Stadium in Coatbridge, Summerlee Museum presents a unique photographic study of the fans and environment surrounding the team.

The photographs featured are a social document which captures the feelings of those involved in following and organising Albion Rovers. The fans travel far and wide, help dig the snow from the pitch, organise the community events and provide the vocal support which echo around the stadium.

The images are a selection from home and away games where photographer, Iain McLean superbly captures the spirit of those following a small club who swim against the tide and battle against the odds.

The exhibition also features a unique documentary by filmmaker, Wilma Smith as well as oral history testimony and football memorabilia from the supporters on display. It’s a must see for all football fans, young and old!

Visitors will also be able to relive the days when the Monarchs and Tigers speedway teams raced at Cliftonhill with a selection of memorabilia from both teams,  and a speedway bike raced at Cliftonhill by Scotland internationalist, Brian Collins.

 

Free Opening Event

Saturday 6th July 1pm – 4pm

Join us for the grand opening of the exhibition courtesy of the Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass Band. Followed by an exhibition walk and talk by both Iain and Wilma. There will be hands on games and activities for all the family, including football trails, a film screening and arts and crafts (a small charge will apply for the craft activities).

Movie Mondays FREE!

Over the summer a programme of family football movies will accompany the exhibition.  Each showing comes with an old-school “B” presentation of classic football footage or an episode of animated football favourite The Hurricanes.

 Albion Rovers Weekend

Friday 27 September to Monday 30 September 2019

Enjoy some football themed fun over the holiday weekend.