Cultural Olympiad

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Useful websites for London 2012

The start of the Games is fast approaching, with an abundance of related events and activities already in full swing. Like London itself, it can all be hard to navigate if you haven’t a clue where to start. Here are … Continue reading

Animating Shakespeare: CSM students tackle ‘Shipwreck Plays’

As part of the Cultural Olympiad, The World Shakespeare Festival set out to showcase the best of UK and international creative talent, through its celebration of Shakespeare as ‘the world’s playwright’. The festival has certainly been capitalising on the wealth … Continue reading

MA Communication Design students on their myShakespeare experience

Three Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design students who worked on the myShakespeare digital project for the Royal Shakespeare Company (introduced here on the blog last week) describe their personal experiences.

CSM students recode Shakespeare for a global audience

Over the past six months, students from Central Saint Martins’ MA Communication Design course have been part of an exciting collaboration with the World Shakespeare Festival 2012. Part of the London 2012 Festival (the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad), the … Continue reading

Celebrating London 2012 Evening Reception

A rare bout of sunshine greeted guests to UAL’s Celebrating London 2012 evening reception: a portent, with any luck, to a bright summer ahead of art, culture and sport. The mood inside the Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins was … Continue reading

UAL achievements recognised in Universities Week 2012 publications

Universities Week 2012 took place from 30 April to 7 May this year and its accompanying publication, ‘Olympic and Paralympic Games: The Impact of Universities’, prominently features work from UAL. Showcasing images of Central Saint Martins’ senior lecturer, Lin Cheung, … Continue reading

UAL wins Silver!

Congratulations are in order to the university for winning the Silver Award for Creative Cultural Project at the Podium Awards Evening last night! Podium is the further and higher education unit for the 2012 Games and it is UAL’s London … Continue reading

UAL shortlisted for a Creative Cultural Project award

The University of the Arts London has been shortlisted for a gold or silver in Podium’s ‘Award for Creative Cultural Project.’ Podium is the further and higher education unit for the 2012 Games and it is UAL’s London 2012 progamme … Continue reading

High Life: Paralympics BA magazine cover competition

British Airway’s High Life magazine is running a Design a Cover competition to celebrate the London 2012 Paralympic Games. As long as its focus falls on this theme, the brief is wide open and submissions could be made up of … Continue reading

Musical Torch in the Cultural Olympiad

In October last year, the Musical Torch collaboration between the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and Central Saint Martins started through a simple conversation. As a result, students from CSM’s MA Creative Practice For Narrative Environments worked with … Continue reading