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Celebrating Suffolk’s Olympic and Paralympic Games heritage from

1948 - 2012.

Lap of Honour was a four year programme managed by Suffolk Artlink on behalf of Suffolk County Council. This project was created as a direct response to the successful bid for the London 2012 Games.

This project has created a multimedia archive to preserve the heritage of both competitors and supporters currently in Suffolk who have taken part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Involving and training volunteers from the Suffolk community meant the stories of these remarkable people and their decades of involvement in the Games were recorded so that future generations of Suffolk competitors, officials and trainers will be able to learn from them.

Training took place in public places in Suffolk including rural museums, record offices, sport centers, libraries, schools, colleges and University Campus Suffolk.

Lap of Honour now provides wide access to these stories. Ffilmed interviews and audio recordings, local BBC radio and television broadcasts, education packages are all available from a dedicated website -

A year long exhibition will open at Moyses Hall, Bury St Edmunds on the 28th of July 2011.

Lap of Honour Key Aims:

• Involve local people in celebrating the achievements of their community; to contribute to the heritage of Suffolk
• Create a sense of pride and excitement as we move towards 2012
• Involve young people actively participating in the project
• Encourage development of new partnerships across the county

• Create an important educational, historical and cultural resource

Lap of Honour's legacy:

• An exhibition in Suffolk during the Cultural Olympiad
• An online archive available to all via the internet
• High quality local film heritage
• Artworks and reminiscence work inspired by the gathered stories
• Volunteers trained in video production

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