The Jubilee is over, the bunting’s looking a bit soggy and last year’s factor 30 sun-cream hasn’t been dusted down yet, but we still have the Olympics to look forward to this summer, haven’t we? We know that we should be excited, but if you’re struggling to muster sporty enthusiasm you can still get involved with something: have a look at the myriad cultural (i.e. not sporty!) events which are coinciding with the Olympics.
If you dreaded sports day at school, preferring the library or art class, it could be for you! These events are being held all over the country and span cultural disciplines; Camden’s programme includes theatre, dance and visual art. Now, don’t think that anything linked to culture is sniffy and distant; the most important parts are you and the community. Camden’s Cllr Tulip Siddiq, Cabinet Member for communities and culture spoke of the hope that Camden’s summer programme will have something for everyone and will celebrate creativity and talent. The launch event is a woven piece on the front of UCL, a giant installation, which the audience will in effect become a part of. From this weekend and until the end of July Camden has an exciting series of events, which draw on the city as inspiration, are interactive and look set to bring Camden’s community together. Check on their website for the full programme; http://www.lovecamden.org.
Words: Rose Davison