Head down to Victoria Park and soak up the Olympic action daily

With London 2012 Olympic Games underway residents have the chance to watch all the sporting action live at BT London Live, a FREE celebration of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Victoria Park is one of three iconic sites which have been transformed for BT London Live to give residents and visitors access to live music, sports and cultural attractions during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Other BT London Live sites include Hyde Park (Olympic Games) and Trafalgar Square (Paralympic Games).

BT London Live is a partnership between the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Victoria Park is bursting with entertainment with something for everyone, from live music featuring some of the country’s best and most diverse musical talent to watching the 100 metres final on giant state-of–the-art screens, a 55m high BT Observation Wheel giving amazing views of the Olympic Park, outdoor spectacles and have-a-go sports.

Children can enjoy daily activities at the Kids Zone and the more adventurous revellers can try out the bungee trampoline, Zip Line and land or water Zorbing. Please note some attraction have fees attached.

Food lovers can indulge their taste buds with a range of culinary delights at stalls plus The Sun Pub (The Sun Official Print Partner of BT London Live) will be on site.

For full programme details visit www.btlondonlive.com/victoria-park

Daily free live music highlights from 12pm include:

  • Friday 3rd August - Desi Remix - Presented By Bobby Friction, Engine-Earz, Shammi Pithia , Kiss presents CONNOR MAYNARD AND THE RASCALS
  • Saturday 4th August - PANTHA (the new Dizzy Rascal) Guilty Pleasures, SOUL 2 SOUL and Special Guests
  • Sunday 5th August - Electro Swing Special presented by Continental Drifts - with London Gay Big Band, KKC (France) Swing Zazou, Swaggerjax and more - remixing 1920`s to 1930`s. Kiss Presents ALYSSA REID & SWAY.
  • Monday 6th August - Gypsy Soundclash with TRANS SIBERIAN MARCH BAND, ALEJANDRO AND THE MAGIC TOMBOLINOS, GYPSY HILL, Kiss Presents HORSEMEAT DISCO.
  • Tuesday 7th August - Movimientos Presents SKA CUBANO, LOKANDES, LOS CHINCHES Kiss Presents YASMIN
  • Wednesday 8th August-- Wormfood Africa presents NURU KANE, AFRIQUOI ft SEROCEE + WARRIOR QUEEN, DJ RUSS SNOW, Kiss presents MIKE SNOW
  • Thursday 9th August - MOSHY MOSHY RECS/ PREMISES PRESENTS FICTION, SLOWCLUB , THE WAVE PICTURES and Kiss Presents INNA
  • Friday 10thAugust - ACID JAZZ PRESENTS 25th Anniversary Special including and GINO WASHINGTON AND EDDIE PILAR
  • Saturday 11th August - Jazzie B presents... JAZZIE B and FRIENDS, Mc CHIC A BOO, SOUL2SOUL,DJ's, JOSEPH MACWAN , EMMA Kiss Presents SKEPTA
  • Sunday 12th August Global Local and Two For Joy present CUT A SHINE HOEDOWN , IMAGINED VILLAGE (featuring Eliza and Martin Carthy and more) Kiss closing Party

The wider cultural offer includes spectacular theatre, interactive artworks and street art. Cultural highlights include:

  • Showtime, which is a Mayor of London project, the London Outdoor Arts Festival, between August 8-12 five days of outdoor arts performances with magnificent acts ranging from Red Poppy a Chinese Drum ensemble who performed at the Beijing Opening Ceremony to comedy and walkabout performances
  • Fanfare, all the best show choirs from the USA, with varied performances from three different schools every night in the Sports Arena between August 3-7
  • Cirque Bijou & The Boxettes- an urban performance of parkour and dance nightly with interactive workshops throughout the day on August 6 & 7.
  • The World in London Project - an exhibition from the Photographers Gallery, with images of Londoners from all over the world depicting the capital’s diverse population and illustrating all 204 competing nations in the Olympic Games have ‘home support’.

Family activity highlights include:

  • Have-a-go sports zone: sports include Badminton, Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Handball, Judo, Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Lacrosse and Athletics.
  • BT Air Balloon: free tethered flights available dependant on weather conditions
  • Kids Zone: sport themed craft activities for children aged 2-8 years, every day from 11am-5pm.
  • In the Zone, a Wellcome Trust initiative inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, It provides a fun, free and fascinating way of using science to discover how our bodies work during sport, activity, movement and rest.

August 1, 2012

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