We are very proud that our Tin partners and commissioners Cornish Mining World Heritage Site recently announced that ‘Tin’ has been granted the Inspire Mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The announcement from the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)confirms that Tin is now part of the Cultural Olympiad – a huge national sporting and cultural celebration – as it was inspired by the shared Olympic and World Heritage values of respect, excellence and friendship.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: ‘Tin is encouraging Miracle Theatre, and all of the partners and community groups involved, to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in the invaluable support and education programmes for Tin and in the productions themselves.’
Julian German, Chairman of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, said: ‘The way to bring World Heritage Sites to life is to tell the stories of the people who created these globally important places. Tin will enable people today to identify with our ancestors and gain insights into their role in creating the Cornwall we live in. Receiving the Olympic Inspire mark will help ensure that the significance of this work is felt right across Cornwall and west Devon
’ Bill Scott of Miracle Theatre said: ‘Tin is the most ambitious Miracle show to date and has taken a huge amount of hard work and commitment to get a project of this scale off the ground. We are grateful for the continued core support from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council, and funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, which enables us to develop key partnerships like ours with the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.’ .