London 2012 festival

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Why do we expect the Olympics to keep on giving? | David Mitchell
The much vaunted ‘legacy’ from the 2012 games has not come to pass – maybe we should be happy just to have enjoyed them

David Mitchell

06, Nov, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Underworld: ‘It doesn’t matter where music comes from – it’s how it connects’
Karl Hyde and Rick Smith talk about creativity, longevity – and why their new album could be their most satisfying yet

Jude Rogers

13, Mar, 2016 @8:00 AM

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London 2012's legacy: diggers and a potential white elephant in the stadium

Six months on from the Games, the builders are back. But the fate of the £429m main arena remains uncertain

Owen Gibson, chief sports correspondent

12, Feb, 2013 @7:00 AM

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The Olympics opening ceremony: my cultural highlight of 2012
By forging a new mythology for Britain, Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony earns our culture critic's pick for best art event of the year

Charlotte Higgins

05, Dec, 2012 @7:00 PM

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London 2012 festival success signals new era for culture
A pop-up circus in Piccadilly and millions of bells ringing out across the country were some of the festival highlights, as almost 20 million people took part, according to organisers

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

10, Sep, 2012 @4:38 PM

Piccadilly Circus transformed into real circus for Olympic London 2012 festival – video

The French aerialist circus troupe Les Studios des Cirque present the finale of a day of circus acts in London's Piccadilly Circus

03, Sep, 2012 @2:23 PM

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Africa Express: a magical mystery tour

Eighty musicians, one train and a string of stops across Britain. This could be the most extraordinary tour of the year, says Caspar Llewellyn Smith

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

25, Aug, 2012 @11:05 PM

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London 2012: how to shake the post-Olympic blues

Just because the Olympics is over, it doesn't mean there's nothing left to look forward to. Here's our pick of the brightest spots on the horizon – from arts to politics and even sport

Simon Burnton, Alex Needham, Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Julia Raeside and Emine Saner

13, Aug, 2012 @3:38 PM

Blur: Olympic Closing Ceremony Celebration Concert – in pictures

London's Hyde Park was packed on Sunday night when Blur headlined a special gig to celebrate the end of the Olympics, with support from the Specials and New Order. Was it Blur's last-ever show? Or just an excuse for one of the best knees-ups of the summer? Relive the night with our gallery from the concert

13, Aug, 2012 @12:47 PM

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Troilus and Cressida – review

A top New York troupe teams up with the RSC to stage a cynic's Iliad, but the result is an awkward collision, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

09, Aug, 2012 @11:00 AM

The last unperformed Stockhausen opera lifts off

The strings play in helicopters, the trumpeter's on a trapeze, and a camel dances around while defecating planets. Alexis Petridis on Birmingham Opera Company's bid to stage a mind-boggling Stockhausen opera

Alexis Petridis

08, Aug, 2012 @6:00 PM

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Olympic London deserted: it's a great time to be a tourist in the capital
Patrick Kingsley: Londoners were warned of huge queues for everything during the Olympics. Instead the roads are eerily quiet, restaurants empty and museums deserted

Patrick Kingsley

03, Aug, 2012 @11:05 PM

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