The Olympics in Redbridge
11 December to 4 May 2013
This display reflects on the London 2012 Games and how they
impacted Redbridge. The display features a new short film made by
the Museum which explores a Police briefing centre on Wanstead
Flats, accommodation for Games Makers in Wanstead and the Olympic
and Paralympic Torch Relays. A video diary of a local resident who
volunteered at the Olympic park provides a unique insight into the
'greatest show on earth'.
Collecting the Olympics
During 2010-2011, the Museum recorded the impacts the 2012
Olympics and Paralympics have had on Redbridge. A film
short film was made and shown during summer 2011 as part of a
touring exhibition. Watch our short
Collecting 2012 (The London Olympic Games) from Redbridge Museum on Vimeo.
Video Diary of an Olympics GamesMaker from Redbridge Museum on Vimeo.
Pieces of Ilford
How well do you know Ilford?
A new leaflet and map explores just
some of the people, places and events in over 150,000 years of
local history. Redbridge Museum and a group of local young people
chose objects from Redbridge Museum's collection which feature on
the leaflet. Part of Stories of the World, one of the projects of
the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Stories of the World
Stories of the World is one of the major projects of London
2012's Cultural Olympiad involving museums, libraries and archives
all over the country
During 2010-2012 museums in London are working with young people
to explore four aspects of life in the world city:
identity, home, journeys and place.
Redbridge Museum has worked with
students from Redbridge College and two young volunteers to explore
the theme of 'Identity'.
The Project - What They Did
The students explored what they say
and how they say it. Does what we say make us who we are?
The students worked with a vocal coach
and a poet to explore how their language is an expression of their
Over 70 community languages are spoken
in Redbridge. Words from some of these have become part of youth
The group talked about the language
they use in everyday speech. Examples of it were sent to King’s
College London’s Archive of Slang and New Language.
All Dressed Up
The students looked at how clothes
affect and reflect identity.
What happens if you are dressed up in
Does your personality change?
What do people think of you?
Students walked through Ilford dressed in fashions from the past
to discover how people react to different styles.
Pieces of Me
The students thought about how their
personal possessions reflected their identity.
They also used Redbridge Museum’s
collections to explore the lives of people in Redbridge’s past.
Will the personal possessions of these
young people become part of Redbridge Museum’s collections for the