I have come across this event with possible appearance/involvement by Iain, but there is no date.
28 July – 5 August.
This Summer London’s cultural heartland will host nine days of a one-off celebration of art, music, science, literature and acrobatics on Exhibition Road.
ROAD SHOW will bring a wealth of creativity to the capital inspired by the prestigious institutions that flank the diamond-paved concourse, from the awe-inspiring laboratories of the Science Museum to the enlightening collection at the V&A. New commissions, live events, scientific experiments and discussions will all converge to populate a ‘landscape of wonder’ commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Everything from a pop-up ballroom to a bicycle orchestra will appear on customised trailers that materialise in various locations throughout the day, hosting performers specially selected to delight or surprise.
ROAD SHOW will provide a place for Londoners and visitors alike to unwind and recharge during London 2012 with games from the vintage collection at the V&A or readings from ROAD STORIES, a compendium of specially commissioned short stories by well-known authors.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are among the world’s highest profile youth festivals and as such, the ROAD SHOW programme is showcasing emerging artists, scientists, thinkers and musicians.
Created by leading arts producer Di Robson of DREAM, ROAD SHOW has been commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is being delivered in partnership with the Exhibition Road Cultural Group and Westminster City Council.
Road Stories: The Royal Borough has invited a number of writers to write short stories featuring the institutions on Exhibition Road. Road Stories includes work by Deborah Levy, Clare Wigfall, Kamila Shamsie, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Hanan al-Shaykh, Iain Sinclair, Eleanor Thom, Ali Smith, a final work from that master storyteller Russell Hoban and Michel Faber, whose book Under the Skin has been made into major feature film starring Scarlett Johansson. The stories will be read live by the authors during the Festival at selected locations, as well as being published in a special edition, distributed by Faber, and on sale during and after the event.