The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is a nationwide programme of the UK’s best arts and culture, running alongside the Games. With more than 10 million free opportunities to get involved, it is the largest cultural celebration in history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic movement. The programme, which has been running since 2008, culminates in London 2012 Festival, a spectacular celebration which will run from 21 September to 9 June 2012.
People of all ages from across the North West are being invited to take an Olympic-inspired cultural journey from Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester to The Quays in Salford this Saturday, 19 May. The free event will see the area around Old Trafford and The Quays transformed – linking culture and sport and London 2012 to the North West as part of the cultural Olympiad programme in the region.
The Transit of Venus Tasting Evening
27th April 2012 6pm to 8pm.
£5 on the door, includes drinks and snacks.
47 Lovat rd
Fancy doing something different this Sunday 29th April? Join Preston artists Susan Walsh, Lubaina Himid for the journey of this exhibition piece – a 14-foot cart which will be pulled by fellow artists David Henckel and Andy Greenacre, and photographed by artist Denise Swanson, from Latham Street to Oxheys Mill Studios on Stanhope Street, through Preston’s city centre on Sunday afternoon.
Part of the North by North West Visual Arts Open weekend, the cart will leave Latham Street near Avenham Park at 12pm and should arrive at Oxheys Mill Studios sometime between 2-3pm depending on how hard David and Andy pull it (and how hung over they are from the Art Picnic the day before!).
If you were continually in transit, what would you take with you? Would it be your beloved antique violin or the sleeping bags, an expensive video camera or a rucksack of food, your jewellery box or the first aid kit?
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