Over 7,300 inspiring people who will be carrying the Olympic Flame have been confirmed.
The Torchbearers include those who were successful through the public nomination processes run by LOCOG and the Presenting Partners, Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. Each Torchbearer has received confirmation of the day and in which community they will be carrying the Flame. Find out more about the inspirational people who will carry the Olympic Flame.
An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Flame during its 8,000-mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The remainder of the total of 8,000 Torchbearers will be confirmed over the coming months.
The streets along which the Torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame have also been revealed, enabling local people to plan for celebrations. An online map gives street-by-street details as the Flame travels through more than 1,000 communities announced at the end of last year.
Route plans for the final two days in London will be confirmed in April.
What’s the London 2012 Festival?
It’s the hottest ticket of the year – the most exciting festival the UK has ever seen, bringing more than 10 million opportunities to see 1,000 performances and events. Leading artists from all over the world will come together for this unique event to celebrate London 2012.
Whether you love dance, music, theatre, fashion, food, art or film, you’ll find something you can get involved in, with many free events suitable for families.
The film programme for the London 2012 Festival has just been announced, with a wide array of new features and classic works set to captivate audiences. This includes a digitally remastered version of multi-Oscar winner Chariots of Fire, enabling a whole new generation to enjoy the Olympic film classic on the big screen.
The Festival opens on 21 June and runs to 9 September 2012, but countdown events are running now.
Events starting in April include:
3 Apr 2012 – 9 Sep 2012
A poignant and funny exploration of passion and disappointment in a circus show with a difference.
Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA
Tickets from £12.95 – £14.95