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Cultural Olympiad projects launched in Wales

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 12:39 UK time, Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Welsh contribution to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad has been launched today at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Power Of The Flame is Wales' contribution the the Cultural Olympiad, a series of five different projects. Its is led by the Arts Council of Wales and funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity that was set up to create a cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The five projects in this £2.85 million programme are Kindling Talent, Mzanzi Cymru, Cauldrons And Furnaces, Following The Flame and Whose Flame Is It anyway? These projects range from engaging with artists from South Africa to increasing the voice of disabled young people in Wales, with organisations such as CADW and the Urdd Gobaith Cymru at the heart of some of the projects.

Read more on the story on the BBC News website and find out more details on the Power of the Flame on the Arts Council of Wales site.

Plus read one of my previous blog posts on one of the projects, the Following The Flame exhibition.


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