Our Sporting Life

Press Release

20 September 2010

For Immediate Release

A Celebration of Local Heroes and Forgotten Sporting Legends East Midlands Airport Opens Our Sporting Life Exhibition

On Tuesday 5th October 2010 an exhibition that celebrates the finest Olympians from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire opens at East Midlands Airport.

The exhibition is part of the Our Sporting Life nationwide series that will be the largest ever exhibition of British sporting heritage with its final display being in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Opening at East Midlands Airport on Tuesday 5th October 2010, the exhibition, like the others happening around the country, will highlight how sport has shaped the country, its communities and people.  It features the story of the UK’s role in the Olympics, from its early days through to the current developments leading to the 2012 Games. There is an opportunity for everyone to get involved as Our Sporting Life wants to hear your sporting memories via their website www.oursportinglife.co.uk

Highlights from each exhibition will become part of the largest ever exhibition of British sporting life and heritage which is to be held in London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Objects and stories from the nations and regions will be joined by icons and treasures from our national sports, such as the Ashes Urn, Calcutta Cup, and the football from the 1966 World Cup Final to name a few.

Our Sporting Life is developed by the Sports Heritage Network and in the East Midlands is funded as part of the Igniting Ambition Cultural Olympiad programme, by Renaissance East Midlands, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, the Legacy Trust and is part funded by the European Union, with support from East Midlands Airport.

Our Sporting Life in the East Midlands are being curated and project managed by ArtReach.


Further information


ArtReach Events on 0116 261 6882

East Midlands Airport Press Office 0845 108 8542   pressoffice@eastmidlandsairport.com

Notes to the Editor

  1. Exhibition Dates

Tuesday 5th October 2010 to Monday 8th November 2010

Exhibition venue

Arrivals, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA

  1. Renaissance East Midlands

Renaissance is the MLA’s ground-breaking programme to transform England’s regional

museums. Central government funding is enabling regional museums across the country to raise their standards and deliver real results in support of education, learning, community development and economic regeneration. The programme has received £300million since 2002, helping to make our museums great centres of life and learning, which people want to visit. In this region, Renaissance East Midlands is delivered by a partnership of Derby City Council, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Northampton Borough Council. Visit www.mla.gov.uk/renaissanceeastmidlands

Holland Alexander.  Be Inspired. Events, Marketing &  PR Agency. London & Leicester