Relay for Olympics [Audio][Video]

Relay for Olympics

Band Plays at Relay Event Photo: Heidi Gao

RELAY, a public exhibition organised by Goldsmiths in New Cross and located outside its library premiered
on Friday April 27 2012.

The RELAY show is funded by Lewisham Borough Council as part of  London’s Cultural Olympiad and will last throughout the duration of the Games.

Running from midday until midnight, the range of exhibitions included musicians, readings and performance art. One of them, abstract folk outfit Flink Klanke performed in the afternoon.  The saxophonist, Abraham, who graduated from the Royal College of Music introduced the band:



The organizer of the event, Hannah, who is doing her second year of a masters degree in Fine Art says the reason for doing this is to bring people together through a public event, in the spirit of the London 2012 Games:



Carol, who assists Hannah in organizing the event, is in her second year of a bachelor degree in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths. She emphasizes that the event is open to everybody: “You just send a proposal to us and you can do something on the stage.”



In terms of the location, Carol mentioned that as Goldsmiths is central in New Cross, it’s the best place to hold an event and attract the public attention. In addition to that, there is a bus stop near the library and people who wait for bus can enjoy the show by sitting  down on the steps in front of the library.


If you would like to get more information about this, go to RELAY – Goldsmiths’ Olympic Podium.


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