Museum of London announces London Media Centre events programme
26 June 2012
This summer the Museum of London will be collaborating with London & Partners to welcome international journalists to a series of media events. All events take place at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN and are free to London Media Centre registered journalists. RSVP is essential.
To express interest to attend an event, access the online application form and find out further information about the registration process, visit http://www.londonmediacentre.co.uk.
The Archaeology of the Great Fire of London
11 July, 10-11am
Curator Meriel Jeater reveals what archaeology can add to our understanding of the Great Fire and how it affected the lives of Londoners.
London and political unrest
18 July, 10am-12pm
London has always been a focus for militant campaigns and political unrest. This handling workshop will compare the ‘Votes for Women’ Suffragette campaign of the early 20th century with more recent demonstrations and protests in London.
London’s Olympic legacy
19 July, 10-11am
Find out about London’s Olympic legacy from 1908, 1948 and the present with a gallery tour by lead Curator Cathy Ross.
London and Dickens
25 July, 10-11am
London came of age in the 19th century as the world’s largest city. Curator Alex Werner shows how the capital city was described by Charles Dickens, Britain’s greatest novelist.
Captain Kidd and the London conspiracy
25 July, 11am-12pm
Join Curator of Maritime History Dr Tom Wareham to discover the mysterious conspiracy that lay behind the expedition of the pirate Captain Kidd. Find out about the powerful forces which condemned him to a grisly end at Execution Dock in Wapping.
Eccentrics and Rebels
26 July, 10-11am
Beatrice Behlen and Hilary Davidson discuss the unique character of London fashion.
Londinium calling: the story of Roman London
7 August, 10am-12pm
Curator Caroline McDonald leads a gallery tour and hands-on object handling session, exploring the rise and fall of Roman Londinium.
Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men Preview
9 August, 10-11:30am
Ahead of the Museum of London’s major exhibition osteologists Jelena Bekvalac and Natasha Powers give a special international media preview.
In addition, journalists with London Media Centre passes will be able to enjoy the following offers at the Museum of London during July and August:
• Free tea or coffee with any sandwich before 12pm each day in the Benugo Café at the Museum of London
• 10% off in the Benugo Café for all journalists with a London and Partners press pass
• Two courses for £18 or three for £21 at London Wall Bar and Kitchen
• Tea and a scone for £6 in London Wall Bar and Kitchen
Other interview, broadcast and photo opportunities with the Museum of London are available on request. Please contact 020 7814 5502/5511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this further.
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About the London Media Centre
The organisation of the London Media Centre is being coordinated by London & Partners – the official promotional agency for London, the Greater London Authority, VisitBritain, Transport for London (TfL), Film London and the Government Olympic Executive (GOE), which is part of the DCMS.
Please note: Media outlets are responsible for covering the cost of their flights, accommodation, meals, and transport whilst in the city.
1. It is predicted that during Games-time there will be upwards of 20,000 international and UK media professionals (accredited and non-accredited) in London. Up to two-thirds of these of these journalists will be accredited by the National Olympic Committees of competing countries and eligible to use their facilities in the Olympic Park, namely the International Broadcast Centre and the Main Press Centre.
2. The non-accredited media will not have rights to the Games but will be in London to cover news and features on the city and the country as destinations as well as the 2012 Games. The content of their work will be informed by a pre-planned programme of activities and editorials designed specifically to showcase London and the UK to their audiences. The non-accredited media professionals will also have the opportunity to access not just the London Media Centre (LMC) but also its satellite broadcast positions, which will be in key iconic locations around the city.
3. About One Great George Street: Located in the heart of London’s cultural and political life, the One Great George Street conference and wedding venue is surrounded by many fantastic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and one of London’s most ornamental parks, St James’s Park. This elegant and historical building has been described as a ‘monumental neo-classical design’ and a ‘modern rendering of the late Renaissance’. The exterior, foyer and grand staircase are made of Portland stone and many of the rooms are ornately decorated with French Walnut and oak panelling, elegant carved plaster ceilings and elaborate crystal chandeliers.
4. LMC broadcast services provider, North One, has extensive experience in production and programme making across a number of areas including Formula 1 and World Rally Championships in the sporting world and numerous entertainment and factual programmes. With offices in London, Birmingham and Sydney, North One is able to deliver a world- wide service to the LMC using its extensive Olympic related knowledge during Games time and preview material.
5. LMC digital partner, Flint London, is a video communications agency with offices in London and São Paulo. Specialising in digital integration and delivery, combining live broadcast, webcasting, video production and motion graphics, Flint brings projects to life including music events, interactive/experiential digital projects and corporate activities.
6. Rushmans has a long history of providing media centre management and accreditation solutions across numerous events around the globe. Rushmans will manage the London Media Centre build and delivery, working with the appointed broadcast and telco suppliers, to ensure a world class venue and services is delivered to accommodate the media covering the story in London and the UK during the 2012 Games. A huge experience gained working within sport and major conferences gives Rushmans huge experienced needed to deliver a multifaceted Media Centre. Having worked on the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies in 2010, Euro ’96 in London and the 2006 Asian Games amongst many events, whether it is build or accreditation, Rushmans are perfectly placed with their team of internationally experienced staff to deliver for London and the rest of the UK.
7. Etherlive is an event technology services company with a broad range of experience in delivering leading IT solutions to many prestige events in the UK. Etherlive will provide all the communications services within the LMC and at the connected media positions.
8. Easynet will provide the LMC connectivity inside the building and at the connected media positions where stand up camera positions will provide the ability for broadcasters to go live into programmes around the world from the heart of London. Having provided Sky with HD services for broadcast Easynet will be well placed to deliver broadcast solutions for 2012 and last year’s Pre Election broadcasts “The Prime Ministerial debates” were delivered by Easynet for Sky.