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Cambridge City Council

'A Field for Dreams' 2012 Olympics celebration

A field for dreams

  • Location: Parkers’ Piece
  • Artist: Same Sky, working with local artists
  • Format: Community engagement, workshops, parade event

We commissioned Same Sky to produce a public artwork that marked the occasion of the 2012 Olympic torch relay through Cambridge.

The project engaged more than 50 schools and local groups in a series of arts workshops. They could produce flags, costumes and items to wave at the event.

The four-month outreach program ended with a celebration of local dance and music, and a fabulous parade by local people.

On the day of the torch relay, groups paraded onto the main stage at the Big Weekend, in a colourful and exuberant display of what they had made.