2012 olympics

First Lady Michelle Obama urges Hackney school children to ‘Move’

First Lady Michelle Obama urges Hackney school children to ‘Move’

First Lady Michelle Obama met with Hackney primary school students, at the US Ambassador’s official London residence in Regent’s Park on Friday, 27 July. 87 of Hackney’s 102 Primary 2012 Ambassadors, attended a function with Mrs Obama, where they came face-to-face with the First Lady on the sports-field, on the morning of Opening Ceremony for […]

Great Expectations: A Hackney Chronicle

Great Expectations: A Hackney Chronicle

Last year, a BBC World Service documentary began to chronicle the lives and hopes of people, living steps away from the Olympic Park. Earlier this month, journalist Nina Robinson returned to the large Clapton housing estate to continue filming. She talks with skeptical and hopeful residents about the legacy of the games, and what impact […]

A slow boat in the East – Hackney to host The Floating Cinema

A slow boat in the East – Hackney to host The Floating Cinema

An exciting and ambitious project is under way in East London, in time for the 2012 Olympics and Paraplegic Games as well as the cultural and entertainment activities leading up to and surrounding the events. It will be developed by artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere), and designed by Hackney based […]