Whose Olympics? 2012 contest
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Iinterviews about jubilee wekeend and feelings about open spaces and its changes during olympics.
Bola Kadary, a Hackney resident sums up her emotions having seen global music stars come to perform in her borough as part of BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend on 23/24 June 2012.
Whose Olympics? team joined the community of Tower Hamlets in the celebration of the torch relay! We managed to interview few people and this is what they told us!Enjoy!
We took a trip to Trafalgar Square to find out what people thought about the Olympics being in London. WHOSE OLYMPICS?
A short video made from footage of the Poverty Torch Relay through Hackney on Friday 27 July 2012. The narrative is provided by Simon Shaw, a local activist, who appears later on in the video (in his cycling gear).The purpose of the relay was to raise awareness abou the negative impacts of the Olympic Games, and other mega-events, on the host city, and the creation of injustices. The relay itself ran from Clissold Park to Leyton Marsh in Hackney with the additional aim of promoting a demonstration which took place the following day (a Whose Olympics? video of which will follow soon). Many thanks to all involved.
Some shots captured in the BT London Live fan park in Hyde Park. Hundreds of people attended each day to watch the Games on one of 6 big screens. In addition music acts played every night and there were a host of other activities for all ages. This video shows some of what was going on.Recorded on 1 August 2012.
An interview filmed on Friday 10 August (the last Friday of the Olympics) in which we hear about impressions of the Games from a young mother who lives just outside the city.
Julian Cheyne briefly talks about some of the transformations that have taken place on certain open spaces in London (Leyton Marsh, Wanstead Flats, Greenwich Park) to make way for the London 2012 Olympic Games.Recorded on 27 July 2012