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New film has 2012 in view

Date: 27/10/2008           Category: Tourism

Visitors to the Guildhall Museum’s Olympic exhibition Going For Gold can now enjoy an added attraction. A new film, Welcome to Medway is being screened on a permanent loop on a large screen within the exhibition. Compiled by local filmmaker Gary Weston and Medway’s 2012 team, the film takes an inspirational look at Medway’s involvement with sport and looks forward to 2012 and the opportunity it presents for Medway’s young athletes. The film adds a unique backdrop to the interactive exhibition, which is a fun, colorful and informative experience suitable for all ages. Visitors are invited to pose on a winner’s podium, wear a 'gold' medal, and see their image projected on to a large plasma screen. Other exhibits include Britain’s oldest known surviving gymslip, a half size replica of the FA Cup won by the Royal Engineers in the 1875 FA Cup Final, a state-of-the-art racing bike inspired by the 2007 Tour de France, a 230 year old cricket bat and a pair of 100 year old running shorts worn by the 'Running Bishop' (Christopher Maude Chavasse) the Rochester prelate who ran in the 1908 London Olympic Games. Going for Gold is on show at The Guildhall Museum in Rochester High Street until 29 March 2009. Entry is free, and opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 4.30pm (closed Mondays). For further information phone the museum on 01634 848717 ENDS Editors: For further information please contact Lisa Caleno on 01634 338308 or email lisa.caleno@medway.gov.uk