GLOBAL RAINBOW announcement for Preston Guild and Cultural Olympiad

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    Global Rainbow

    08 Mar 2012 18:00 to 12 Mar 2012 23:00

    Global Rainbow – The year of the Games is here! Connect to London 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad in the North West.

    Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow opens the Olympic year projecting the spectrum of the seven colours of the rainbow from Preston across Lancashire to launch WE PLAY Challenge – the North West’s public participation campaign for London 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad. Yvette Mattern’s Global Rainbow is a spectacular large-scale outdoor laser projection artwork consisting of the seven colours of the rainbow which will span Preston across Lancashire from 8 – 12 March as part of the Cultural Olympiad programme. The people of Preston, Lancashire and the North West will be invited to sign up to WE PLAY – a once in a life time opportunity to make your mark on London 2012. Be part of a landmark installation and take an Olympic inspired journey across the region in 2012, culminating in the City of Preston over the closing weekend of the Paralympic Games.
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3 thoughts on “GLOBAL RAINBOW announcement for Preston Guild and Cultural Olympiad

  1. As a Proud Prestonian, living in Perth, Western Australia, this project really fascinates me. Over the last few days I’ve seen lots of great images of the Global Rainbow, and so wish I was there in person to see it. Love the idea, and it’s great to know that Preston has been included in the 2012 Guild Year 🙂

    • Hello Linda, Happy you saw the images from Preston in Australia!
      Thank you for the nice words. I hope you are able to see it in person
      one day. all best, Yvette

      • Hi Yvette, thanks for your reply, I’ve got a friend who has posted her photos on fb and I have a link to the local Newspaper which has also covered the fabulous Rainbow over Preston. I’m expecting photos from my family too, and I’ve been following the progress on Google since I first heard about it last weekend. It’s really exciting, I’m showing everyone who’ll look!!! You’ve done a wonderful thing by including Preston in your itinerary, it’s a very historical and attractive city, and this is a perfect way to show off it’s beauty by night. Thankyou……one day I will go back:)
        Kind regards, Linda.

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