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Blackheath Big Screen starts tonight

Big screen on the heath, by twitter user @Brightstar24
UPDATE: Photo above submitted by twitter user Brightstar24
The Olympics opening ceremony is going to be screened on Blackheath tonight from 7.30pm. There’s a map here.

Here’s a quick Google Map showing the location:

Technically the event is called “Lewisham Big Screen”, but it seems to be a bit of a misnomer to me…

Below is a re-post of the info from Lewisham council about the event. If anyone has any photos of the screens being prepared, please email me.

The timetable for the Olympics “big screen” on Blackheath has been released:

27 July 7.30pm-12.30am
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Lewisham Big Screen will show live coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27 July – 12 August
Live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Watch live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games on a big screen on Blackheath
28 July 12 noon-7pm
Lewisham Live

Music, dance and song from Lewisham’s talented young people
29 July 12 noon-10.30pm
Sing Out!

A day of song and music from choirs around the borough – and the BBC Singers
30 July 6-11pm
Blackheath Halls presents The Icarus Club

The Icarus Club – promoting and encouraging singer/songwriters and instrumentalists
31 July 2-4pm
21st Century Tea Dance

Positive Ageing Council and the Young Mayor present the 21st Century Tea Dance
1 August 1-5pm
PING! workshops

Music and sport – a London 2012 combination
2 August
Mayor’s Quiz Night

Quiz night in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity – The Lavender Trust
4 August 12 noon-10.30pm
Super Saturday

Super Saturday – stalls, performers, entertainment galore
7 August
Big Dance

8 August 7-9.30pm
The Big Conversation

Join the Big Conversation – and find out what’s important to you
9 August 1-5pm
Southern Exposure PG Fim Marathon

26 films from 26 young directors
10 August 12 noon-10.30pm
Speakeasy

A day of stories, performance poets, readings and verse
11 August From 12 noon
Showtime

A day of street performances
12 August 7.30-10.30pm
London 2012 Closing Ceremony

See also: http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-greatest-hyperbole-on-earth/

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The Big Screen – more info

UPDATE: There’s a newer post about this event here.

The timetable for the Olympics “big screen” on Blackheath has been released:

27 July 7.30pm-12.30am
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Lewisham Big Screen will show live coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27 July – 12 August
Live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Watch live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games on a big screen on Blackheath
28 July 12 noon-7pm
Lewisham Live

Music, dance and song from Lewisham’s talented young people
29 July 12 noon-10.30pm
Sing Out!

A day of song and music from choirs around the borough – and the BBC Singers
30 July 6-11pm
Blackheath Halls presents The Icarus Club

The Icarus Club – promoting and encouraging singer/songwriters and instrumentalists
31 July 2-4pm
21st Century Tea Dance

Positive Ageing Council and the Young Mayor present the 21st Century Tea Dance
1 August 1-5pm
PING! workshops

Music and sport – a London 2012 combination
2 August
Mayor’s Quiz Night

Quiz night in aid of the Mayor’s chosen charity – The Lavender Trust
4 August 12 noon-10.30pm
Super Saturday

Super Saturday – stalls, performers, entertainment galore
7 August
Big Dance

8 August 7-9.30pm
The Big Conversation

Join the Big Conversation – and find out what’s important to you
9 August 1-5pm
Southern Exposure PG Fim Marathon

26 films from 26 young directors
10 August 12 noon-10.30pm
Speakeasy

A day of stories, performance poets, readings and verse
11 August From 12 noon
Showtime

A day of street performances
12 August 7.30-10.30pm
London 2012 Closing Ceremony

See also: http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/the-greatest-hyperbole-on-earth/

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Olympics sessions at Clarendon Hotel today

Don’t forget that the informal sessions about the Olympics parking arrangements are being held today (Friday 3rd Feb) and tomorrow at the Clarendon Hotel.  I’m hoping to go along tomorrow, but if you manage to get there before me, please drop a note into the comments, and don’t forget to go and admire the ugly statue…

Also, the licensing for the big screen live site was agreed in a council meeting on 1st Feb. A pedantic thought: if I don’t own a TV license, and I watch the Olympics on the screen, am I breaking the law, or are Lewisham council?

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Kidbrooke Village and other madness

A selection of interesting links for you today:

* The Kidbrooke Kite spots more completely mental descriptions of Kidbrooke Village, “Black Heath” (wherever that is)… See for yourself here (warning, it’s a horrible PDF).

* The Blackheath Society is reasonably keen on the proposed big screen on the heath:

The Blackheath Society supports this event in principle and will play an active role in ensuring that there is a full and proper event management and acoustic plan in place. In addition the Society will lobby for the full reinstatement of the Heath and act to ensure that the Heath is protected, as far as possible, from this intense period of usage. In consultation with LBL, the Society has already recommended that more information be made available to those living within the immediate vicinity of the event.

See The Olympic Washerwoman’s Bottom if you missed this the first time around.

* Kettling 2.0: The Olympic State of Exception and TSG Action Figures – Fantastic article about what the Olympics means for London. Did you know that during the Olympics, there’s a plan to allow the police to search your home without a warrant? Nice. And a great photo at the top of the post.

* Finally, hopelessly-unaffordable-but-still-rather-nice: photos of an unrestored 1960s Eric Lyons-designed Span House. A snip at £500k. Lovely wood finishings.

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Big screen and big brother


On Monday the police are planning to bring a large video screen to Blackheath, in order to project images of suspected looters from around the area. I’d love to know how many convictions will result from this. All it will do is make people feel as though they live in a police state. Maybe we could all stand in front of the screens and hurl abuse too?

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