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
Ian Stone gives us his opinions on the temporary basketball facility built on Leyton Marsh for the Olympic Games. He is a first-time visitor to this areas and attempts to describe what he sees. Recorded on 27 July 2012
Here we are told about the restrictions facing visitors to the BT London Live fan zone in Victoria Park. She further reflects on what she sees as an over-capitalisation of the Games and its legacy on East London.Recorded on 10 August 2012.
This video shows the deluge of people trying to get into the Victoria Park BT London Live fan park on Friday 27 July 2012 (the night of the opening ceremony). One visitors expresses his disappointment with the system and the lack of alternative entrances.
Caroline Day, a local resident, explains the issues faced by residents and users of Leyton Marsh in Waltham Forest. The Marsh, which is common land, has had a temporary basketball training facility built on it in preparation for the Olympics Games. Caroline explains the difficulties residents and protestors have faced in their actions and correspondence with the Council and Games organisers. Recorded on Friday 27 July 2012. Prior to this an alternative Poverty Torch Relay ran through the London Borough of Hackney, finishing at Leyton Marsh.
We interviewed people in Hackney on the day the Olympic Torch came through the host borough's to see what people were feeling abe the Olympics. Here one resident shares his excitement and who he thinks the Olympics are for
We interviewed people in Hackney on the day the Olympic Torch came through the host borough's to see what people were feeling abe the Olympics. Here one resident shares her thoughts. Were they Boris' Games after all??
Sue McNeil, a member of the NOGOE (No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events) Action group, talks about how the Games will impact the Park, and the dangerous precedent that she feels could be set as the park is closed for the summer of 2012.
Footage shot on 5 July 2012, the last day before Greenwich Park closed for the duration of the Olympics/Summer of 2012. These are clips of several signs dotted about the area alerting people to the disruption.
A series of shots taken in Greenwich Park on Thursday 5 July 2012, just before the Park was closed for the summer because of the Olympic events. This video gives an idea of the scale of the takeover of green space, where is occurred, and how people had been using the park at the time.
We interviewed a couple in Hyde Park during the Games, asking their views on the Olympics. Here, they tell us their doubts which mirror those of numerous Londoners, concerning whether or not it has been appropriate in the current economic climate
On 1 August we took some of our equipment into the BT London Live fan park in Hyde Park. This videos shows some of the challenges we faced with regards to the restrictions imposed on the site, with is normally a free-to access Royal Park - one of London's proudest public spaces. The security faced was akin to going through an airport, with food, drink, and camera lenses over a certain length denied entry for no discernable reason
We interviewed a couple in Hyde Park during the Games, asking their views on the Olympics. Here, they tell us of some of the disruptions to their daily lives in and around Blackheath, where they live, as a result of the Olympic events taking place in nearby Greenwich Park.Recorded on 1 August 2012