Thru 09 September 2012
Nowhereisland, an island from the High Arctic, will arrive off the south west coast of England in summer 2012. Nowhereisland will journey from the Jurassic Coast to the Bristol Channel over six weeks, accompanied by its mobile Embassy on land.
Over 3000 people have already registered to become citizens of Nowhereisland. Citizenship is open to all at www.nowhereisland.org. A year-long programme of debates, discussions and activities in anticipation of Nowhereisland’s arrival is in full swing online. Five schools are using Nowhereisland as a catalyst for teaching on citizenship, geography and politics over the next 12 months; every week one of 52 eminent thinkers from across the globe are contributing ‘Letters to Nowhereisland’ online, sparking discussions and debates on digital democracy, and 20 community organisations across the South West region are involved in planning hosting events for summer 2012.
The Nowhereisland Embassy is a mobile museum accompanying Nowhereisland's journey on land. The Embassy will be packed full of information and activities about the many different ideas inspired by the project from the origins of the island in the Arctic, to nationhood, citizenship, land grab, cllimate change and hospitality.
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people. It’s been running since 2008, and 16 million people have taken part so far