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How can I take part in Discovering Places ?

Discovering Places is a campaign to discover your local environment.

You can get involved through participating in our projects and by reading and contributing to our blog and social media sites.

We also promote Inspire, Legacy, Festival and other Cultural Olympiad projects in Uncover Discover.  Here you can find performances and projects that celebrate landscape and heritage and inspire people to discover something new in their environment.

How can I take part in Discovering Places projects?

There are many opportunities to take part in our Discovering Places projects.  Join one of our events or run your own event.  You can also use our education resources and involve the whole classroom.

Visit our Events page to find an event near you.

How can I take part in the Discovering Places Blog and Social Media?

The Discovering Places Blog is no ordinary blog site.  It is an eclectic collection of organisations and individuals coming together to share their stories of discoveries.  Each month has a theme and each week a call to action.

From 19th May to 27th July 2012 we will be dedicating the blog to the Torch Relay route and we are looking for contributions.  So if you know of a hidden gem, amazing vista, a small heritage site with a wonderful story waiting to be told just off the Torch Relay route then we need to hear from you.  For more information please email

Read our blog, join our and (@DiscoverDP) campaigns.

What is Local Leaders?

Local Leaders is a London 2012 campaign that reaches out to local people and organisations that really make things happen.

You can celebrate within your local communities, and with individuals as the Olympic excitement builds and the Torch Relay weaves its way through every part of the UK.

There are four themes to inspire participation and many other resources online to help you plan and promote your events.

For more information on Local Leaders, please click:

Where else can I find information on getting involved?

Head to the London 2012 website for a comprehensive listing from the London 2012 Festival, Discovering Places, Cultural Olympiad and Local Leaders events.

Your local authority will have a London 2012 officer who has information on what is happening locally.

London 2012 network of Creative Programmers who can also help you get involved.

Join up to London 2012 and Discovering Places social media sites.

Discovering Places Events
  • 02/08/2012
    Meet the Species: Hassacarr Open Day »
  • 05/08/2012
    Meet the Species: Community Conservation - Balsam Bashing on the Hart-Haswell Railway Path »
  • 14/07/2012 - 05/08/2012
    My Last Car (imove), Ryedale Folk Museum »
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