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Olympic legacy conference update

April 29, 2008

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Our conference on the legacy of the 2012 games is next week in Greenwich, 8th & 9th May, and you can now download the full programme from the website or the conference blog.  I will be giving a paper with a colleague, Nikki MacLeod, called ‘Sprinkling magic dust or adding value? Towards an evaluative framework […]

New publication

April 17, 2008

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I have had a chapter published in a book on ‘Sport, Leisure and Social Capital’ from the LSA.  The chapter is titled “Arts-led regeneration and community cohesion: A study of Folkestone, Kent” and is available here.

ATLAS 2008

April 16, 2008

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I will be presenting a paper at the ATLAS annual conference 2008 “Selling or Telling? Paradoxes in tourism, culture and heritage” in Brighton which takes place from 2nd-4th July.  The paper will be on the cultural regeneration projects taking place in Folkestone, Kent and how these affect community dynamics.

New music from DJ Readybreak and Skywok

April 14, 2008

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Two sometime musical collaborators of mine who have both gone on to bigger and better things in the time since I hung up my headphones have new music out that you can listen to for free. Readybreak, a co-founder of the tengo collective and former co-presenter of our now infamous tengo radio shows is now a […]

More on Boris…

April 10, 2008

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Wesley has a great post over at Media Readings about Boris Johnson and his campaign to be Mayor of London.   Wesley reads Boris through Baudrillard’s theories of simulation and hyper-reality in a way that situates Boris within a hyper-real fantasy of celebrity: “Boris then is a simulacra in that he is a simulation of so […]

Olympic protest in London

April 4, 2008

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The Olympic torch passes through London on Sunday, symbolically travelling from the traditional heart of London’s sporting community in the West to Greenwich in the East, one of the five east London boroughs hosting the 2012 games.  It looks like this event will be the first occasion for serious political protest around the London games.  With […]