Tag: Cultural Olympiad
A spectacular outdoor laser projection Global Rainbow shone across the North Tyneside coastline recently. It was called Global Rainbow and was part of the Cultural Olympiad 2012. It was projected from 6pm until midnight from St. Mary’s headland along an eight kilometre stretch of the North Tyneside coastline. Global Rainbow was seven parallel beams of high specification laser light, representing the spectrum of the traditional seven colours of the rainbow, and is designed to be projected across large open sites, particularly densely populated areas.
Traquair Medieval Fayre has received an award £5,000 from Scotland’s Year of Creativity. This will allow Traquair to create the Traquair Shakespeare Festival. The funds come from the One Step Further investment program and aim to help organisations attract more visitors to the country this year.
Young people in North East England are sent to get an opportunity to curate exhibitions as part of a project called Journeys of Discovery. The exhibitions will be the students’ own and are part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad taking place across the country. Due to a grant of more than £150,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), 100 youngsters have been looking at the the region’s museum collections and are set to create three exhibitions for display at museums in Middlesbrough, Durham and Newcastle.