The Lone Twin Boat Project
Celebrate The Lone Twin Boat Project’s Maiden Voyage visit to Margate with four days of events in the town from Friday 13 July 2012 - Monday 16 July 2012
As part of the London 2012 Festival, the beautiful 32-foot yacht fashioned from over 1,200 wooden objects donated by people from communities in the South East, is sailing along the coast. The boat will then sail inwards to the Olympic site in London. After this, the boat will be handed over as a permanent space and resource for arts activity.
Lone Twin's Boat Project is using the latest yacht building methods to turn wooden objects donated by people from across the South East into a seaworthy archive of stories and memories.
The people of the South East were asked to bring their wood - but not just any old wood. Pencil or piano – exotic as Zebrawood or as familiar as pine – something that’s a part of you, something with a story to tell. 1,200 people came with their wood and told their story, each donation was along with thousands of others used to construct this seafaring record of our lives. Wood was from hairbrushes to table tops with a splinter from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar to timbers from other boats.
The Lone Twin Boat Project is part of Artists Taking the Lead, a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The Boat Project is the winning commission for the South East region and is funded by Arts Council England.
Gold Medal Knitting
Half of a mile of bunting has been made by over 100 dedicated Dover knitters in preparation for the arrival of the Olympic torch on the 18 July 2012.
As part of London 2012’s Open Weekend, Bunting Forever was launched by DAD (Dover Arts Development) in July 2011 and brings together craft makers to work together and share their skills with novice knitters to make over a mile of knitted bunting which will be hung in the town to welcome the Olympic Torch in July 2012. With over 6,000 pennants already, the bunting will reach a mile in length and leave a lasting legacy to celebrate the Olympics and the creative spirit.
With a huge variety and designs across the pennants, the project has only half a mile to go but less than 150 days (as at end of February) to do it in! www.dadonline.eu
Arts, Events and Small Grants
Every Games is required by the International Olympic Committee to stage a cultural programme, however it is left to each Games to determine the scale and nature of such a cultural celebration.
The UK’s Cultural Olympiad has three official themes; Inspiring and Involving Young People; Creating a Legacy; and Celebrate London and the UK welcoming the World.
The UK’s Cultural Olympiad will be focused in its final months on delivering a 'London 2012 Festival'. This Festival will run from 21 June – 9 September 2012 and will feature up to 1000 ‘festival trailblazers’ leading to the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. At the heart of the Festival will be a programme of new commissions by world-class artists and creative talents.
Kent marked the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in style back in 2008 with 'Light Up Dover' - a fire show spectacular in the harbour. Our principal Cultural Olympiad project since then has been the Kent Baton
Events and Small Grants
The Kent 2012 Campaign for the 2012 Games offers funding of up to £1000 to support cultural, creative and sports providers deliver activities and events that encapsulate the Olympic and Paralympic Values. In Kent we remember these values with PRIDE
- Personal Excellence
- Respect and Friendship
- Determination and Courage
There is no deadline for Kent 2012 Small Grants Fund applications.