Everyone can be a part of the Games
Residents who were not lucky enough to get their
hands on tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games will have the
chance to watch all the action broadcast live, for free, at
Victoria Park alongside Hyde Park and
Trafalgar Square (during the Paralympic Games) will play host to
all the live sporting action on giant state of the art screens,
plus have-a-go sports activities, top class music and entertainment
as part of BT London Live.
BT London Live is a series of exciting events
celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BT London
Live, is a partnership between the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks
and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and a key part of the
citywide programme of events being organised by the Mayor of London
to celebrate the London 2012 Games.
Up to 4,000 free Guaranteed Entry Tickets have
been reserved per day during the Games for residents. To book
tickets visit http://www.btlondonlive.com
Tickets are free of charge with an order processing fee of £3.50
or you can walk in on the day. BT London Live Victoria Park
will offer free access every day, with people able to turn up on
the day, subject to capacity.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said:
“We are delighted to be a part of BT London Live and as one of the
host boroughs the excitement to the build up to the Games is
BT London Live will enable Londoners and
visitors to get closer to the Games and what better way to watch
the events than outdoors on a massive screen in an iconic location
like Victoria Park.”
Victoria Park will showcase some of the East End’s brightest
up-and-coming and established talent, as well as a diverse range of
British and international acts.
From the Hackney Colliery Band, representing the creativity of
the capital’s East End, to Live Connection bringing new British
talent to the fore, to Rhythms of the City Samba’s leading
percussion performance, expect the unexpected at this iconic London
Many established acts will descend on Victoria Park to provide
musical relief. Dance till you drop as legendary club nights Guilty
Pleasures and Club de Fromage take up residence on the stage.
There will also be a number of
attractions at the park which will have entry fees including the
chance to experience a first class view of the Olympic Park and the
London skyline on the BT Observation Wheel, glide down the 320
metre long Zip Line, try your hand at zorbing by land or on water
or have a go at bungee trampolining.
The council has been working with LOCOG to
ensure residents benefit from the Games. This has resulted in Tower
Hamlets residents given priority for 1,000 new Olympic job
opportunities, Brick Lane and Banglatown being promoted as a
cultural and entertainment hub for media, spectators and other
visitors for the Games.
May 25, 2012