‘Sportables’ was part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme to complement the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

'Sportables': a comical collection of outdoor performances that showcased three unique sports and celebrated the maverick athletes at their heart. With matches springing up citywide, the streets and parks became the arena for these unconventional games: Sponge Wrestling, Inner City Twitching and The Great Space Hopping Selfie Challenge.

Created by Scotland’s premier outdoor theatre company, Mischief La-Bas, in a format that combined improvisation and choreographed routines, the public participated, cheered and watched in wonder as the ‘hot-shots’ from each sport showed them exactly how it should be done.

Images by Eoin Carey.

Above: the Sponge meets a worthy adversary in the ring.

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