Bragg Strikes a Chord for Cultural Olympiad with Open Air Guitar Lessons; Dig for Victory: Harry and Edna Pickard in 1s Dress at the St James's Park Harvest Fair Strum and Bass: Billy Bragg Leads a Crowd of Guitarists and Singers at the Big Busk at Royal Festival Hall, as Part of Londons Cultural Olympiad Weekend

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Bragg Strikes a Chord for Cultural Olympiad with Open Air Guitar Lessons; Dig for Victory: Harry and Edna Pickard in 1s Dress at the St James's Park Harvest Fair Strum and Bass: Billy Bragg Leads a Crowd of Guitarists and Singers at the Big Busk at Royal Festival Hall, as Part of Londons Cultural Olympiad Weekend


Byline: DAISY AYLIFFE

BILLY BRAGG helped to kick off the first full weekend of the Cultural Olympiad with an open-air busking session at the Royal Festival Hall.

The musician played guitar on a balcony while the notes of the songs were held aloft to encourage the crowds to strum along.

Many of the audience, who brought their own guitars, managed to play along with Bragg, 51, at the Big Busk one of more than 300 events held in London across the weekend.

The cultural showcase was part of the run-up to the 2012 Games and is designed to promote the arts London and the rest of Britain have to offer alongside the sporting events.

Other events in the capital over the weekend included "ballet for beginners", with members of the public taught how to pirouette by professionals from the English National Ballet.

Many of those who attended the introduction workshops in Kensington said they thought the Cultural Olympiad was a great idea.

Mark Taylor, a 34-year-old stockbroker from Mayfair, said: "I saw the free ballet classes advertised and thought it seemed a great opportunity to work at a prestigious school." Xanthe Grey, 24, of Lewisham, said: "I had to learn to walk again after surgery in 2006 and ballet helps keep me strong. …

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