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Sarah Shaffi, Olympics editor (news)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Details of activities and shows have been released for BT London Live at Victoria Park, even though the event is still subject to a planning application.
BT London Live is to take place daily from 11am to late throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games in the park in Tower Hamlets, and is free for visitors.
Organisers have now released a list of shows and activities taking place at BT London Live, although the event is still subject to a planning application being considered by Tower Hamlets Council.
There will be a charge for attractions including the zip line, which will be 320m long and 45m high, and the BT Observation Wheel, which will offer views of the Olympic Park and the London skyline.
Other paid for attractions including Zorbing and bungeetrampolining.
Free to view events include performances on the music stage, which will feature artists including X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Soul II Soul and more.
There will be multi-purpose sports courts where visitors can try out events including badminton, tennis, wheelchair basketball, lacrosse and athletics.
The BT Air Balloon will offer free tethered flights, dependant on weather conditions.
Children aged between two and eight will be able to do sporting themed craft activities in the Kids Zone, and also take part in the One Movement youth focused sports festival.
Showtime, an outdoor arts festival commissioned by the Mayor of London, will take place from August 8 to August 12.
Outdoor arts company Theatre Tol, from Belgium, will perform late evening 45-minute cycling based aerial spectacles nightly from July 27 to August 1.
Between August 3 and August 7 Fanfare, featuring show choirs from America, will perform every night in the sports arena.
In the Zone, a Wellcome Trust initiative inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will provide a fun and free way of using science to discover how our bodies work during sport, activity, movement and rest.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman said: “BT London Live is a great way for residents and visitors to share in the excitement of the Games.
“Victoria Park will be at the heart of the action with live music, a range of sports to try out and a fantastic festival atmosphere.”
Entry to the festival is free, although guaranteed entry tickets can be booked. There is a booking charge of £3.50 for up to four tickets, and they guarantee entry before 2pm.
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