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A visual guide to the olympics talk

13 July 2012

A visual guide to the olympics talk

Author and broadcaster David Goldblatt, art historian Mike O'Mahony and sports historian Martin Polley, all of whom have recently published books on the Olympic Games, will be presenting their work and discussing the Olympic Games at the Watershed on 18th July at 6pm. David Goldblatt - an associate of Watershed on the RELAYS project - provides a practical and witty guide on How to Watch the Olympics, co-authored with Johnny Acton. In Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History, Mike O'Mahony explored how artists, filmmakers architects and designers have shaped the ways that the Games have been presented and how this has impacted upon the public perception of the world's greatest sporting spectacle. Martin Polley, in The British Olympics: Britain's Olympic Heritage 1612-2012, explores the 400 year history of Britain's involvement with the Olympic Games, from the Cotswold village of Chipping Campden to Stratford in East London.

 

Tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions

Call Watershed Box Office 0117 927 5100 

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