Posts Tagged 'london'

London’s most popular Foursquare travel check-ins

If you haven’t ‘checked-in’ yet then, quite literally, where are have you been? This cool infograph by alextroll shows the most popular travel areas for London’s Foursquare users…

2012 Olympics, also a music festival

Ok 2012 is still far away but London has so much to do until then, to be fully prepared for the Olympics.
At least the music part is nearly settled. The music industry will be heavily involved in a 12 week festival and the four opening and closing ceremonies around the Olympics in 2012.
The Festival will run from June 21 to September 9 2012 and artists from around the world will be featuring in UK’s cities. There will be a diversified programme of everything from pop to rock, fashion and theatre during the Festival. And starting January 2012 there will be a series of exciting concert across the UK to tee up the main festival.
Of course other music related events are expected for the closing and the opening ceremonies of the Paralympics.

London in 2012 is not only going to deliver great sport but also awesome music!

Burberry to broadcast first 3D fashion show

First there’s 3D football and now there’s something to keep all the fashionistas happy.

Burberry have announced they will be broadcasting their upcoming Autumn/Winter womenswear show to five locations around the world in 3D – New York, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo and LA. Here a 3D glasses-clad audience will be able to watch the show on “custom built silver screens”.

The show will take place at The Chelsea College of Art in London on February 23. Burberry are thought to be the first brand to attempt to simultaneously show an event globally. The event will also be streamed in 2D on the day, with users being able to comment through their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Are you ready for Social Media Week?

If you’re into social media you probably have these dates already pencilled into your diary, however if you’ve been dozing for the last few weeks you may have missed the fact that next week will be the first Social Media Week in London.

Following on from the success of the first Social Media Week which was based in New York last year. This year sees things expand massively with the event taking place simultaneously across six, yes you read correctly, SIX cities across three continents.

The website describes it as an event which will bring together the leading thinkers, organisers, movers and shakers across the social media spectrum for events including from panel sessions to networking events, breakfast briefings and more.

But be quick, as registration for the event is filling up fast. To check out the latest news for London and all the other cities getting involved click here

The 2012 Olympics will bring packed stadiums

London organisers seem optimistic that they will not see a repeat of the 2008 Beijing games when the Olympics come to London in 2012 despite the global economic downturn.

Speaking yesterday, Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympics organising committee explained “I don’t for one minute doubt we will have anything other than full stadia in this country,” Coe told Reuters. “People ‘get’ sport whether it is at corporate level or whether it is among ordinary families like myself.”

Around nine million tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics will go on sale in 2011. Ticketing policy and prices are yet to be finalised though with todays announcement that we are officially out of the grips of recession, the idea of a sell-out games doesn’t seem so unrealistic!