On Oct 25th I attended a conference that was essentially a wrap up of the fabulous work done by teens within the Stories of the World project. Stories of the World was an initiative related to London 2012 Cultural Olympiad ‘Inspire a Generation’ which worked with young people in partnership with curators to ‘uncover objects that tell stories that resonate with their interests.’ Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Cultural Olympiad, London 2012, museums, Teens in Museums
July 18th, 2012Culture
As part of the London 2012 Festival, Charlotte and I were honoured to be at the launch of CORE when it was officially opened by artist Kurt Hentschläger, Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England.
Having been to the opening of CORE at Enginuity back in April, I don’t think I understood it’s true significance within the scope of the Cultural Olympiad. However, the launch with Kurt, Ruth and Alan really brought the message home.
Tags: Cultural Olympiad, Iron, London 2012
This is huge for the UK and indeed Shropshire. Read the rest of this entry »
July 18th, 2012Culture
Encompass 360 Digital Dance is an exciting new installation that is surprising refreshing but incredibly hard to describe.
Imagine dance, interactive experience and the latest technology gathered together in a dome-like architecture that promotes dance and theatre.
That is Encompass.
Encompass is part of Dancing for the Games, inspired by London 2012 part of the Cultural Olympiad. The idea is to connect people internationally with the common thread of dance. The organisers have worked with kids from Shropshire (it is located in the fabulous Much Wenlock) to all over the world via the internet to choreograph a unique program that integrates film, archival material sent to them and live performances in a ‘huge 21 metre 360-degree digital dome.’Tags: Cultural Olympiad, London 2012, Shropshire
November 5th, 2011Culture
The Wenlock Olympian Society was invited to take a tour of the Olympic Park in London. The Wenlock Olympian Society is celebrating it’s 125th year and is the inspiration for Modern day Olympics. We have been working closely with LCOM since the announcement of London hosting the Olympics in 2012.Tags: London 2012, Olympic, Wenlock Olympian Society
London 2012 Open Weekend: Science, Sport, Life Festival (Rocking Climbing, Archery, fencing) Ironbridge Gorge Museums @BlistsHill0July 23rd, 2011Culture
Ever wanted to try rock climbing? Maybe see what it was like to have a go at archery? Or wonder what it was like to wear a mask and fence? Charlotte and I were able to do all that and more this weekend at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Science, Sport, Life Festival at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and ALL for free.
The first activity Charlotte tried was rock climbing. She wasn’t too sure about this at first, but soon got the hang of it and was reaching the top of the fabulous portable rock climbing wall provided by Wolf Mountain.
We then went inside Enguinity’s lecture hall to listen to an inspiring talk by Anna Turney, Paralympian Alpine Ski Racer. She described her courageous career change from able-bodied snowboarder to Paralympic skier after being paralysed while snowboarding. She is a true inspiration not just to athletes but to everyone.