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Garden Party and Creative Campus Initiative this weekend

Posted on 01/06/2010

Youngsters enjoy a teacup ride at a previous garden party

Royal Holloway, University of London, is opening its doors on Sunday 6 June from 1 to 5.30pm for its annual garden party and Creative Campus Initiative (CCI) Olympic exhibition.

The popular garden party attracts families and local residents every year to the prestigious Founder′s Building and supports the Mayor of Runnymede’s three charities. Last year’s event was a great success, with more than £2,000 donated to local charities.

Activities this year include art and craft stalls, live music, children′s rides, shows, face painting and a raffle. Prizes have been generously donated by local organisations and include dinner and an overnight stay at Coworth Hotel, dinner for two at Wentworth Club, a Lumix Digital camera and lunch for two at the Ritz.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy cream teas and a barbecue.Campus and Picture Gallery tours will also be taking place and visitors are also welcome to attend a Thanksgiving Service in the College′s chapel at 6pm.

The CCI exhibition, running alongside the garden party, will consist of a diverse programme of innovative commissions exploring the Olympic and Paralympics, put together by Royal Holloway students, academics, artists, as well as the local community.

This diverse event will include an interactive installation using two 15-metre boats on dry land, performances of newly commissioned music and dance works, short films by Media Arts students, and a production combining toy theatre and live theatre performance.

Professor Katie Normington, Dean of Arts at Royal Holloway, says: “This is an enormous opportunity for members of the College and the community to partake in the lead up to the Games. It is particularly significant for us since the Olympic flat-water canoeing and Paralympic rowing events will take place at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake.’

For more information visit http://www.rhul.ac.uk/cultural-olympiad/


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