Stories of the World

Stories of the World was two year youth engagement programme forming part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.  

Beginning in 2010 Luton Culture was a partner museum of Eastern Exchanges, delivering an inspiring programme of exhibitions, events, artist residences and community projects. The project was led by the Arts Council in partnership with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Delivered in partnership with the Museums Youth Forum, Re-Created, Luton Culture’s Stories of the World projects celebrated the diversity of Luton, as well as uncovering world cultures within our collections. In our first major project, Truck Art, we transformed a Bedford truck into a traditional Pakistani folk art style, celebrating the strong links between Luton and Pakistan.

In the summer of 2012 and to mark the arrival of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Re-Created co-curated the exhibition Around the World in Eighty Objects. Taking visitors on a journey across the globe the exhibition displayed never before seen objects from the museums collections.

Vardo Art marked the finale of the Stories of the World programme. Re-Created transformed a traditional gypsy living wagon or 'vardo' with artist Rory Coxhill.