The Mayor Of London Presents ‘A Summer Like No Other’

In the lead up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Mayor’s office have recently launched a new website, ‘Mayor of London Presents’.

I think you’ll agree that the site design is rather funky, if a little bit garish and rather hard to navigate if I’m honest! It promises information on a series of cultural events that will be coming to London over the summer, although they’re currently keeping their power dry when it comes to specifics. There is some information available on the big screens that will be installed in Victoria Park over in Hackney, Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square (you can visit the BT London Live site for more details) and at the moment the site is also promoting free sporting activities that any Londoner can take part in up to and including 31 March – just enter your postcode here. On a less strenuous note, there’s also some interesting coverage of the Olympic Rings’ recent journey along the Thames, which took them from the Thames Barrier to Tower Bridge…

If you’re a musician, singer or performer who is 11 to 25 and think you might be interested in the Mayor’s ‘big busk’, which will involve competing to entertain visitors on London’s streets during the summer, then you can register your interest here – you’ll have to get your entries in by 1 June to be in with a chance.

For the rest of us, I’d suggest signing up for the newsletter and keeping an eye on your inbox, and also follow the @MOLpresents Twitter account. For a bit of fun, even if you fully intend to stay in London during the summer, click on the box at the bottom of the site which says “Still want to get away from it all? Someone wants a word”. I guarantee a wry smile…

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Pete Stean is a keen blogger, amateur photographer, singer and ham radio enthusiast in his spare time...