Cultural Olympiad

The Legacy of London 2012 Lives On

Sir Nicholas Kenyon | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Sport
Sir Nicholas Kenyon

This is the way forward-- to enable everyone to see how participating in and creating art can truly change their lives for the future, giving a sense of value, a sense of achievement, and a sense of sheer fun. As a country we surprised ourselves with the success of the Olympics --now we will surprise ourselves with how far into the future we can take the Spirit of 2012.

Gold For Culture: 19.8m Visited London 2012 Festival

PA | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home

More than 19.8 million visitors saw an event at the London 2012 Festival, figures show. Arts, theatre, music and exhibitions were part of the £63 ...

Gold For Culture: 19.8m Visited London 2012 Festival

PA | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home

More than 19.8 million visitors saw an event at the London 2012 Festival, figures show. Arts, theatre, music and exhibitions were part of the £63 ...

Can Twitter Be Art?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

Social Media is a new medium for artists as video art was in the 60's. It is very exciting because an artist can reach an audience on a truly global level. Never in a wild dream a project can be organized where people from Chile, HongKong, London and New York are participating at the same time.

Julius Caesar is Victorious at the Olympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Home
Andy Miah

For many people, Mandela is a symbol of struggle, perseverance and integrity but he is also an ambassador for the Olympic Games. It seems even more fitting therefore that his life shaped the vision behind this play, given its relationship to these global Games.

You Can Tell the Olympics Are Coming

Jamie Andrews | Posted 15.09.2012 | Home
Jamie Andrews

At the British Library, we were aware that summer 2012 demanded something special for our major exhibition programme. From the manuscript of Beowulf, to the notebooks of J. G. Ballard, the Library has the finest collection of English Literature in the world, and the opportunity to open up this literary treasure-house to visitors in 2012 seemed irresistible.

Daredevil Dancers Leap Across London Landmarks

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK

Daredevil performers could be seen leaping across some of London's most famous monuments on Sunday, in a celebratory display which fused dance, acroba...

21 Cultural Olympiad Events You Shouldn't Miss

The Huffington Post UK | Becky Brewis | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

The full lineup for this summer's Cultural Olympiad includes over 12,000 events, during which time Britain’s cultural map will boast everything from...

Two Falls, Two Submissions, or a Sonnet

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What I'm proposing is a spectacle of brutal combat that pits creative types against each other for the entertainment of a baying global audience and the profit of greed-crazed corporate sponsors. Think of it as The Hunger Games with the difference that what these contestants are hungry for is blueberry muffins, skinny lattes, new Apple products and high-end gift baskets.

Public Art: A Good Investment or a Waste of Taxpayers' Money?

Theodora Clarke | Posted 18.07.2012 | Home
Theodora Clarke

The Orbit is a case in point. Having seen it last week I can assure you it looks even worse than the photographs. It is an uninspiring piece of scaffolding which has no links to its environment and says nothing about the surrounding area or community.

PHOTOS: Olympic Boat 'Made From Hendrix's Guitar' To Set Sail

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK

A boat crafted from 1,200 pieces of wood, including fragments from the Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar, will be launched today as part of a nation...

Virtual Rainbow Shines Over Tyneside - PHOTOS

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Tech

A laser light display brought a vibrant rainbow to the night skies of North Tyneside, to mark the 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations in the north eas...

London 2012 Olympics: New Details Of First Day Ceremony Revealed

PA | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

A three-minute chorus of bells will be rung out across Britain to signal the start of the first day of the London 2012 Games. The mass bell-ring...

Scissor Sisters Lined Up For Olympics Music Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Scissor Sisters will head a line-up of international musicians at a festival to herald the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The free fe...