More than just a game, more than just a business
This is why I love the 3rd best fitba team in Glasgow:
when I was 10 years old I liked their red, yellow and black strip;
when I was 14 years old I watched them beat the mighty Celtic 4-1 in the Scottish League Cup Final; and
this week, when I'm 65, on Saturday, 6th August "during the half time break of our game against Hamilton Academical, we will be hosting an educational street theatre performance" about infectious diseases.
From the web site of Partick Thistle Football Club
This Saturday, during the half time break of our game against Hamilton Academical, we will be hosting an educational street theatre performance.
The Parasite Street Science performance is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Surge Theatre with the purpose of doing public engagement work surrounding infectious diseases in Africa. The University of Glasgow were recently awarded funding to do public engagement work on their research on sleeping sickness in Malawi.
With the team set to fly out to Malawi in the coming weeks, Saturday will see the group practice their performance in front of the Firhill crowd for the first time before they perform educationally at football matches in Malawi.
Partick Thistle Chief Executive, Gerry Britton, said: “When researchers at the University of Glasgow reached out to us late last season about the prospect of performing an educational street theatre performance ahead of their trip to Malawi, it was a no-brainer for us to give them the platform to rehearse.
“The work being done by the University of Glasgow and Surge Theatre to raise awareness of infectious diseases in Malawi is critically important and if we can help by giving them a platform then it is the least we can do. Everyone at Thistle wishes all involved the best of luck with all performances – both at Firhill and in Malawi itself.”