BBC March 2012 News Letter
Category: General News
BBC News March 2012
CELEBRATING THE OLYMPICS?
THINGS TO DO is gearing up for this Olympic year by sharing activities occurring across the breadth of the UK.
There are some incredible BBC programmes and events coming up over the next few weeks and months. Here’s a little taster:
TORCH RELAY Showcasing the very best of the UK, from cities and towns to areas of outstanding natural beauty. Join in the celebrations with broadcasts from regional teams, large scale live events and even a special Blue Peter Olympic Roadshow! With the details of the route just announced, this is a great opportunity for local towns to showcase your very best activities.
LONDON 2012: FESTIVAL Special moments include the Shakespeare Season (with four BBC Two dramatisations at its heart), the London Season (a celebration of our nation’s capital, including an exploration by historian Dan Cruikshank), Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend and Academy (including free musical workshops for young people, topped off with a major live music event featuring more than 100 UK and international artists) and the Proms 2012.
SPORT TASTERS As the official Olympic broadcaster, BBC Sport is committed to ensuring that the Olympic and Paralympic Games are accessible to the entire UK, inspiring try-outs sports taster sessions among the general public.
FESTIVAL 2012 Upload activities running from 1st May - 9th September 2012
Suitable activities: learning instruments and making music, exploring London’s history, the life and times of Shakespeare including food and fashion, plus your cultural and performance arts activities.
TORCH RELAY Upload activities running between 1st May – 27th July 2012
Suitable activities: local history, heritage or cultural activities (including explorations of wildlife, landscapes and industries) located in places featured on Torch Relay.
SPORT TASTERS Upload activities running from 22nd June 2012 onwards
Suitable activities: activities which encourage an interest or participation in sport and exploration of Olympic or Paralympic disciplines, such as athletics or cycling.
SO, WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?
Get seasonal and make the most out of Things To Do this Spring.
As the daffodils start to make an appearance again, it’s that time of year when we come out from hibernation and get stuck into something new. Why not get the BBC audience excited about heritage, culture and nature in your area by letting them know about your activities?
THE GREAT BRITISH STORY - An eight part BBC Two series with Michael Woods that uncovers the truth about everyday life for British people over the last 1,600 years. Local history and culture activities: 5th May – 31st July
BRITAIN’S FIRST PHOTO ALBUM - Focusing on Victorian photographer Francis Firth, this new BBC Two series asks audiences to delve into their own history using photography. Historical h March – 30 April
THE STORY OF WALES – Presented by Huw Edwards, this landmark BBC Cymru Wales series brings the magical, thrilling and often surprising journey of this amazing nation to life. Welsh heritage activities: now until 31st May
COUNTRYFILE - BBC One’s flagship rural affairs programme attracts a weekly audience of 6 to 8 million. Countryfile is our champion for the Great Outdoors. They are looking for outdoors and adventure related activities.
SPRINGWATCH - With regular one-off seasonal specials, including Easter and Christmas, Springwatch and Autumnwatch offer audiences year round opportunities to engage with UK nature and wildlife.
HANDMADE IN BRITAIN - A major new partnership between BBC Four and the V&A, Handmade in Britain is a year-long season of programming about decorative arts and crafts. Register your crafty activities now.
HANDS ON HISTORY - Supporting a range of BBC programmes and history themes, the Hands on History campaign is currently looking for activities with an historical theme.