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London 2012 Festival ends with a triumphant final weekend of musical celebration and outdoor performances

September 10, 2012

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Big Dance 2012 Photograph Hugo Glendinning

London 2012 Festival ends with a triumphant final weekend of musical celebration and outdoor performances   London 2012 Festival has ended its 12-week, UK wide celebration, bringing together leading artists from across the world and the UK, marking the finale of the Cultural Olympiad.  Over 13,500 events were staged in 1,270 venues in villages, towns […]

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London 2012 Festival celebrates a summer of success

September 10, 2012

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Homage to Rio at the Mayor's Thames Festival on the closing weekend of the London 2012 Festival and handover to Rio 2016 Photograph Sarah London

London 2012 Festival celebrates a summer of success as it hands the cultural baton to Derry~Londonderry, Glasgow and Rio  The London 2012 Festival today released audience figures to the end of August 2012. Figures for the remaining period of the Festival will be announced later this autumn.   19.5 million people join in UK wide […]

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games

August 21, 2012

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'Fusional Fragments' by Marc Brew with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photographer Irven Lewis

New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games   Last year Ballet News broke new ground : Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Johnson, a Junior Trainee Sign Language Interpreter.  Kelly has, for the first time, interpreted […]

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London 2012 Festival presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games

August 1, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games   Antony Hegarty, Meera Syal, Laurence Clark, Thomas Heatherwick, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Long, Susan Philipsz, Laurie Anderson, Mark Rees, Una Stubbs, Michael Ball, Gillian Keith, Sir James Galway, Rankin, Martin Parr, Yoko Ono, Mary McCartney, Tania Bruguera, Mike Pearson, and The Wooster Group are among […]

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK

July 11, 2012

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Leading international artists surprise in London 2012 Festival events across the UK   10 July 2012 – Wayne McGregor, Compagnie Carabosse, Gilles Peterson, Sébastien Tellier, Shobana Jeyasingh, Hofesh Shechter, Kronos Quartet, Oscar Muñoz in unusual places; and Alan Ayckbourn, Jeremy Irons, Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Eyre, Soweto Kinch, Chris Ofili, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Rachel […]

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BIG DANCE ON TELEVISION AND ON SCREEN

July 6, 2012

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BIG DANCE ON TELEVISION AND ON SCREEN Big Dance and Channel 4 in association with BAFTA will release Big Dance Shorts, five specially commissioned short films made by rising young choreographers and film-makers, chosen by competition and made with the support of leading film luminaries. The films will be broadcast as part of the Random […]

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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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Baaba Maal, Gilberto Gil, Ms Dynamite, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane & Louise Wilson, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Kate Prince, Pina Bausch, Douglas Gordon, Wendy Ramshaw, Mira Calix, Sarnath Bennerjee, Richard Wilson, and John Gerrard, among the stars of London 2012 Festival’s third week London 2012 Festival 4 July 2012 – An extraordinary week of events taking […]

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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012

June 27, 2012

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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012 Kate Prince sets the nation dancing St Pancras Station the stage for dancers from every part of the UK Part of the London 2012 Festival Dancers from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across England, will converge on the platforms of St Pancras International Station on Thursday 5 July […]

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Ballet News | Britain In A Day

October 5, 2011

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Ballet News | Britain In A Day Ballet dancers and students everywhere – SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 12th November 2011 As BBC Two launches a quest for people to capture themselves for a time capsule of life that “captures the intimacy and singularity of their lives and upload it to a dedicated channel on YouTube” I […]

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BIG DANCE GOES NATIONAL IN 2012 with English National Ballet

May 4, 2011

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BIG DANCE GOES NATIONAL IN 2012 •WAYNE MCGREGOR UNVEILS PLANS FOR TRAFALGAR SQUARE   •BIG DANCE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE LAUNCHED Big Dance, London’s Legacy Trust UK programme, delivered by the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, announced today plans for Big Dance 2012, taking place from 7-15 July 2012, as part of London 2012 […]

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Leading artists from around the world head up first commissions for the London 2012 Festival

December 7, 2010

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ballet dancer Tamara Rojo poses on pointe

Today an announcement from The Royal Opera House heralds the first group of commissions and special projects for the London 2012 Festival – and The Royal Ballet are included. Please see attached iPad painting created specially for today’s announcement by David Hockney. His exhibition will be at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012. Sent […]

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