Artists taking the lead sees 12 visual artists creating spectacular projects across the UK. See more
Unlimited is a project at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad that celebrates disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale. See more
Stories of the World aims to showcase innovation and excellence in museums, libraries and archives to a worldwide audience. See more
Arts Council England is a principal funder of the Cultural Olympiad and, its culmination, the London 2012 Festival. The Cultural Olympiad is a nationwide programme of the UK's best arts and culture running alongside the Games. With more than 10 million free opportunities to get involved, it is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
The Arts Council's investment has enabled artists to innovate and push boundaries on an international stage, collaborate in unprecedented ways and deliver ambitious work to excite and enthral audiences of all ages across the country. This is embodied in our flagship programmes Artists taking the lead, Stories of the World and Unlimited.
With a huge number of local projects and ambitious large-scale performances having taken place across the UK already, 16 million people have taken part in the Cultural Olympiad so far.
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Each lion takes seven months to make and uses approximately eighty kilos of Swaledale wool.
When completed, the twenty five foot lions will prowl the country before returning to the east midlands.
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The group was led by Hana Backland with assistance from Gemma Ward.
Thanks to Take A Part for funding the film.
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Film made by Magic Hour, High View Primary School, Plymouth and produced by Take A Part. Commissioned by Situations for Nowhereisland.