When everybody agrees it has been the best Olympics ever and now heading for the Paralympics, we have been collecting stories and experiences first-hand from visitors and Londoners.
Annett came from Germany to see the final football and tells us how she has seen the city transformed. For the better. This Is Her Testimony.
Jana, a resident and an athlete, tells us how she has seen changed from scepticism to admiration and enjoyment. This Is Her Testimony.
Jolanta, a curator of a show this week at the Polish Cultural Centre, tell us her thoughts. This Is My Testimony.
TESTIMONES was created by the Spanish artist Lorenzo Belenguer in response to his local community wanting to become more involved in this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games. Selected by the Olympic Committee as a top 10 project from hundreds of others, it has been adopted as one of the Cultural Olympiad's key cultural projects.
This project takes raw interviews and testimonies from those who were part of the 1948 Games and are part of this year's Games, and shares these experiences in short videos. These videos will be, or have already been, broadcast in locations include the new University of the Arts at King's Cross, the Polish Cultural Centre and Soho.
Belenguer, who is also director of exhibitions at the Gallery Willesden Green BAR and has had his work exposed at the Tate Modern, explains that "this project's driving aim is to connect local people with one of the most exciting years in the history of London and create a dynamic conversation around the Games. The main question for us is: What kind of relationship do Londoners have with the Olympics? And we want this conversation to fill London's streets."
How can you participate?
For more information and listen to stories, please visit the website:
If you need more information, please contact Lorenzo Belenguer on:
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