Neon signs of peace and love to stay in Newham

PUBLISHED: 09:18 17 September 2012

Evolution   Picture:  Cult Brand

Evolution Picture: Cult Brand


Neon signs of love are staying to cheer us up!

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Neon signs of peace and love atop of two bus stops in Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham that were errected for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are staing now the athletes have left.

A legacy flagship project of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, the installations by professional artists and school children totalled 30 red and black LED screens dotted around London. About a dozen will remain.

In the lead up to and throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games, London 2012 has provided London residents and visitors to the city with a rich array of cultural delights to inspire and impress. Now, as the celebrations have closed there is much that will remain as part of the Olympic Legacy.

As one of the flagship project of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, earlier this year Bus-Tops brought their collaborative public art installations to locations throughout across 20 London boroughs.

For the past few months 30 red and black LED screens have been dotted around London, on the roofs of bus shelters, and for the past few months have hosted works by a wide range of individuals and groups, from professional artists to schoolchildren. By inviting members of the public to upload their artworks onto the website Bus-Tops were able to create new and unique exhibition spaces.

Following nine months of bringing art to the unexpected canvasses of London’s bus shelter tops, Bus-Tops is proud to announce its final projects, all aimed towards highlighting some of the most important messages of the 2012 London Games: the Olympic legacy, the extraordinary merit of the Paralympic Games, London’s handover to Rio and the global connections built through the Games, and the Olympic striving for excellence which has been central throughout.

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