One of the interesting things about very significant events is that it can sometimes be very hard to think clearly about what lies on the other side of them. As I write, the Olympic Opening Ceremony is 86 days, 1 hour and 19 minutes away. It will, I am sure be a huge spectacle. Medals will be won and lost, nations celebrated and 24-hour media coverage live-streamed into every corner of our lives.
But what about the day after the closing ceremony – when the last visitor has made their way through the turnstiles, the detritus cleared and the merchandise removed from the shelves. Where does culture stand the day after the Olympics? (more…)