Lots to please fans of the beautiful game this weekend, with the opening of a new exhibition by photographer Stuart Roy Clarke at the National Football Museum this Friday. Also on Friday, the FA People’s Cup for Sport Relief sees 12 straight hours of 5-a-side football matches at MediaCityUK with Robbie Savage as celebrity captain. And for theatre fans, blockbuster musical Miss Saigon comes to the Palace Theatre this week.
Stuart Roy Clarke exhibition
Renowned football photographer Stuart Roy Clarke is launching an exhibition at the National Football Museum which opens this Friday. The 12 month exhibition will feature a hand picked selection of Stuart’s favourite images, documenting the changing face of the beautiful game as seen through his lens. The collection of images has been taken over Stuart’s 30-year-long career and capture what happens off the pitch as much as what happens on it. The exhibition will be updated throughout its run, with guest photographers including Britian’s first female sports photographer, Hy Money and Manchester City’s official photographer, Victoria Haydn.
The People’s FA Cup for Sport Relief
On Friday, BBC Radio 5 live will partner with The FA People’s Cup and Sport Relief to host 12 straight hours of 5-a-side football matches, with Robbie Savage as captain of a celebrity Robbie’s Sport Relief Allstars team. Robbie’s Sport Relief Allstars, a squad made up of eight well-known celebrities from the realms of sport, entertainment and music including Sam Quek and Kirsty Gallagher, face an epic challenge as they attempt to stay on the pitch for the full 12 hours. Their opponents will be The FA People’s Cup Challengers – 5-a-side teams that have been selected from The FA People’s Cup, with new teams taking to the pitch every 15 minutes. The challenge will take place at MediaCityUK, Salford on 23rd March from 11am-11pm, all to raise money and awareness for Sport Relief 2018.
Miss Saigon tells the story of the last days of the Vietnam War. 17 year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. She meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon has become one of the most successful musicals in history. Miss Saigon has been performed in 28 countries, over 300 cities in 15 different languages, has won over 40 awards including 2 Olivier Awards, 3 Tony Awards, and 4 Drama Desk Awards and been seen by over 35 million people worldwide.