Starting on July 1, RELAYS at Watershed has a month long public programme of talks, events and screenings focusing on where sport and media meet, mix and overlap. We’ve been working on the RELAYS project for four years now so this is a great way to bring the project to a climax and to the attention of wider audiences, and we think there’s something for everyone! From veteran cyclist Tommy Godwin in conversation with David Goldblatt to Asterix at the Olympics; from Ethiopia to Nicaragua (via Mongolia!), and from marathon running to ping pong – we think we’ve included topics that will appeal to all ages, tastes and sporting inclinations!
Another feature of July for the RELAYS at Watershed project will be the #media2012 Media Camp in Weymouth from July 27th to July 30th where students from Bristol and Weymouth will be trained in citizen journalism techniques and then sent out into the action-packed environment of Weymouth with smartphones to cover, via blog posts, both cultural and sporting activity related to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We’ve created the Media Camp in assocation with Dr Emma Rich at Bath University, Weymouth College and as part of Maritime Mix. See our citizen journalism blog for background to the project – and watch this space for updates!
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About the Author: Project co-ordinator of the RELAYS at Watershed project, Bristol, UK since 2008.