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Shakespeare 2012
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0509  Wednesday, 27 August 2008

From:       Chris Whatmore <
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Date:       Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 19:44:44 +0100
Subject:    Re: Shakespeare 2012

Ben Spiller wrote:

 >I'd suggest that you contact Ian Flintoff through www.shakespeare2012.co.uk to
 >discuss your ideas. Ian is leading a project to ensure that Shakespeare features
 >in the Cultural Olympiad at London 2012.

I can only agree. Having read the official Cultural Olympiad briefing pack, I 
would advise anyone who cares about Shakespeare to contact Ian as a matter of 
urgency with ideas that are better - or at least more comprehensible - than the 
current front-runner:

"Shakespeare Now - A youth focused international festival of Shakespeare linking 
London and the regions including an exciting mix of performance, design and 
fashion."

Just one word of warning: all proposals "will have to fully display the first 
three [Cultural Olympiad] core values and adopt at least three of the themes." 
So before you all rush to put pen to paper, you might want to visit 
http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/cultural- olympiad/values-and-vision.php 
and find out what these are.

If you would like to see the full pdf, which I can no longer find on the site 
itself, just drop me an email offline.


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