Street party to celebrate Curry Capital 2012
Join in the celebrations to mark the official
launch of Curry Capital 2012 and get ready for the London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games with an al fresco party in Brick
Brick Lane will come alive on Friday, July 20 with an event to
celebrate the Olympic Games and the borough’s recognition as Curry
The lane will be transformed into a dynamic street festival with
live entertainment, culinary demonstrations in the Curry
Games and family activities on offer.
Tower Hamlets Council is hosting the free extravaganza to
promote Curry Capital 2012, which is part of a wider agreement
between LOCOG and the council, aimed at maximising the benefits
from the staging of the Games.
Dubbed Curry Capital 2012 and characterised by the colourful
curry houses which line the street, Brick Lane is the place to
sample the delights of the cuisine which the area is famed for.
Activities on the day will include a world record attempt to
build the tallest poppadom tower with the festivities kicking off
at 4pm with a hotly contested curry cook off.
Chefs from local restaurants will go head to head to produce
their best dish judged by an expert panel of culinary experts.
Visitors to the event will be able to sample some of the
delicious kormas, baltis and vindaloos as they enjoy face painting
and live music
The event will continue into the evening with musical
performances by DJ Sancho Panza and a live link up to the
Tower of London to watch the Olympic torch arrive at its first
London venue as it spends its first night in the capital.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said: “I am delighted to
be hosting this event to mark the Olympic Games and our pivotal
role as one of the host boroughs.
“Like all of Tower Hamlets, Brick Lane is a vibrant area and in
many ways its history embodies the Olympic spirit; triumphing over
adversity, welcoming new cultures and providing first class
“It’s an area that deserves to be showcased to the world, and I
hope the many visitors heading to Tower Hamlets will enjoy it in
its full glory.”
The party starts at 4pm until 9pm.
July 17, 2012