1908 Creative Campus Project: The First London Games

Participants and partners

The Creative Campus Initiative is 13 South East higher education partners working together to create an exciting programme of events for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Lightning Ensemble is a registered charity founded in 1995, and was re-launched as a producing company in 2006. The company has spent that time exploring the theatrical experience in site specific projects (both indoors and outdoors), responding to the challenges of the individual location.

Jacksons Lane is a multi-arts venue in Highgate North London supporting emerging and established artists. It is one of the UK’s leading producers of new small-mid scale circus, working across a range of strategic partnerships and supports companies such as Mimbre, Upswing, Sugar Beast and Acrojou.

Flora Herberich Creative Consultant (Circus) trained in competitive Sports Acrobatics before discovering her love for theatre. For the next 10 years Flora worked as a circus artist and performer based in Belfast. Flora moved to London in 2010 to take up the ACE funded Fellowship in Circus Producing with the Roundhouse and Jacksons Lane.

Emergency Exit Arts founded in 1980, is a leading light in celebratory and spectacular outdoor events with a national and international reputation for excellent touring work throughout Europe. EEA has been commissioned by London Borough of Greenwich to animate the public spaces close to games sites in the borough – Woolwich, O2 and Greenwich Park.

Dr Sarah Atkinson, Principal Lecturer in Broadcast Media and Marley Cole, Technical Demonstrator from the University of Brighton, will create a hypersonic digital soundtrack projecting sound through the space. Dennis Baxter, Sound Designer for the Olympics is working with the project in an advisory capacity.

Professor Alan Tomlinson, professor of leisure studies at the Chelsea School of Sport, University of Brighton has written extensively about the Olympics, recently publishing 'Watching the Olympics, politics, power and representation.'