LCF’s move: Marking the 10-year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games
2012 was a landmark year as the world’s spotlight shone on London for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. London College of Fashion, UAL helped to deliver one of the greatest Olympic opening ceremonies of all time, with hundreds of students designing costumes and props as well as hair and makeup for the performers.
10 years later, that legacy lives on at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) - a world-leading destination for sport, entertainment, culture, education and relaxation and a global centre for enterprise. To mark the 10-year anniversary of hosting the Olympic Games, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined Londoners in igniting an “anniversary legacy flame” at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday 22 July.
As LCF prepares to move to the QEOP in September 2023, alongside University College London, we join global cultural brands BBC, Sadlers Wells and the V&A to create a centre of innovation on East Bank – one of the world's largest and most ambitious cultural education districts.
East Bank recently announced its first creative programme, running 23 July – 22 September 2022 on the QEOP to mark the 10-year anniversary. This free programme of cultural events celebrates the continued legacy of the Games in east London, bringing together new art commissions; live performances, talks, and tours; and a series of community workshops.
To kick off this event programme, East Bank Partners hosted activities at The Great Get Together on Saturday 23 July, where visitors could take part in a fashion illustration workshop by LCF alum Isher Dhiman and a zine-making workshop with Mia Maxwell to learning about heatwaves through colour changing paints and screen printing with UCL, and creativity and innovation workshops with experts from the V&A.
BA (Hons) Costume Design for Performance student Mathilde Louise Lina Weihrich dressed a performer, with make-up by Tale Imebvore, roaming the grounds promenade-style throughout the day.