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Take part in the ‘Memory Marathon’

On Saturday November 7th 2009, artist Simon Pope will walk a 26 mile route around the five Olympic host boroughs. Over 100 local people will accompany him along short sections of the route, sharing their personal memories of the Olympics and Paralympics. The whole event will be filmed and shown in art galleries/cinemas and on YouTube.

You may have watched the Olympics from your sofa or even a stadium seat. Whatever you remember, we invite YOU to share it with 103 other people on film.

Could YOU take part?

You don’t have to be a sports person or anyone special to take part. We are open to ALL types of memories. All we ask is that you live or work in one of the five boroughs; Greenwich & Lower Lea Valley, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest.

Why take part?

Young People: get work experience (take part in a professional film), be part of a team, be a leader, have a laugh, meet new people from your area, share your stories and star in a film!

Adults: share your knowledge, capture your memories, meet new people, share it with your children and grandchildren.

Its easy to get involved:

Contact them to reserve your place at the Final Rehearsal on Thursday Nov 5th and remember to put the date of filming – Saturday Nov 7th – in your diary.

Just send an email with your name and phone number marked ‘Pass The Baton!’ to Mel & Anna, the Participation Co-ordinators at: passthebaton@me.com or send a text with your name saying, ‘Pass the Baton!’ to: 07957 433 234.

‘Memory Marathon’ is commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority, conceived and produced by Film and Video Umbrella (www.fvu.co.uk) and is funded by The London Development Agency and Arts Council England.