[4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Re-designed version of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation now available

Find here access to a completely re-designed version of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation Summary, including a more accessible and visually attractive overview of key statistics and related qualitative findings.

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[17 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) Herald has published a new article by Beatriz Garcia. Find the full reference, brief summary and link to the English version below. A Russian version is also available.
Full reference: Garcia, B. (2014) ‘The Olympic Games Cultural Narrative:  Ceremonies, Cultural Olympiads and Look of the Games as platforms to project the host city and nation”, RIOU Herald, 2014(1), pp. 112-120.
The Olympic Games is recognized worldwide as the largest sports mega-event – certainly the event attracting the largest amount of media coverage globally. However, beyond a sports event, the …

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[9 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

The last night of sport at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games coincided with the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms on 8th September and it was a night full of Olympic tributes.
The programme included work by Josef Suk, which won a musical prize at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games, back when there were also contests for artists, as well as athletes. His ‘Towards a New Life’ is now considered a classic Olympic fanfare and a fitting prelude to John Williams’ ‘Olympic Fanfare and Theme’, which took place in …

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[13 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

We don’t tend to paste press releases, but this does such a good job of summarizing Scotland’s activity over the next few weeks, we couldn’t summarize it better ourselves. Enjoy…
 

Monday 13 August – Sunday 26 August 2012
Welcome to today’s round up of what’s happening across Scotland’s London 2012 Cultural Programme.
The Programme – which represents the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad – is part of a roster of events happening across the UK.
Throughout the year, Scotland is hosting 50 projects and over 250 events taking place across the length and breadth of …

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[11 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

(2012, August 9) This week, the Noel Coward theatre staged a new commission within the World Shakespeare Festival, part of the wider London 2012 Festival. The Royal Shakespeare Company play forges an unlikely relationship between the leading British director Gregory Doran and Nelson Mandela. This classic Shakespearian play was staged within an imagined Africa, which the director explains is the perfect and natural home for what the director discovered was “Shakespeare’s African play”.
The production was original, insightful, compelling, powerful and wonderfully performed especially by Paterson Joseph, who played Marcus Brutus …

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[11 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

(2012, Aug 9)  Over the last 7 years, you most likely encountered someone in Britain wearing a London 2012 pin. You might even have bought one yourself in one of those sponsor stores around the UK. Even so, this could not prepare you for the arrival of thousands of international pin trading enthusiasts that have set up their stall around Olympic park.
We met pin trader rookies who have been immersed into the culture of trading for just a few days and are now die hard enthusiasts and traders who go …