Bekonscot Model Village is delighted to be a part of this County wide project to mark 10 years since the 2012 Paralympic Games. We will be displaying the 1984 and 2022 mascots in the Education Centre until the end of the season, and running special Paralympic themed events during October half term.
The Together We Build exhibition and events programme kicks off on 9th September and runs until 4th November at cultural venues across Bucks. 12 venues that have chosen to take part, will celebrate our County’s Paralympic heritage by displaying objects chosen by disabled Community Curators, and running events inspired by the Paralympic story.
The project celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympics, honouring the work of Dr Guttmann and the heritage and stories linked to this amazing event. We are extremely proud to be working with a group of passionate Community Curators, who are bringing their voices to the project and sharing their stories too.
This is a chance to see a selection of Paralympic objects that have not been on display before, including: the Tokyo 2020 Torch, a Paralympic Athlete’s shirt designed by Stella McCartney for 2012, the Swaypole Dress and Gravity Corset from the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, lion and futuristic mascots and Chris Hallam’s Racing Wheelchair, among others. These items will be on display at venues across the County and via our virtual gallery.
To find out more about the exhibition and events or to view our virtual gallery, please visit: www.buckinghamshireculture.org/Together-We-Build