2012 Olympic Open Weekend Event


One year to go!

As part of the Cultural Olympiad Open Weekend celebrations, the Wycombe Community Festival will take place on Saturday 23th July from 1pm-7pm, on the Rye, London Road, High Wycombe.

The event is a free family fun day for anyone to attend and enjoy the vibrant performances, colourful parades and learn about a variety of activities happening  within the area.  An international day in welcoming the world through the sharing, and participation of cultural celebrations will be enjoyed.  Carnival Mas bands will parade throughout the day charming the audience and give inspiration to the community for the carnival project launching this Autumn.

The theme of “one year to go” the public  attending will be encouraged to take part in trying out the many  sporting activities on the day. There will be many sports clubs from the District offering taster sessions for free.  The event will also provide a platform to showcase local young musical talent, with performances by visiting professional artists.  It will be a day of celebration, celebrating all cultures that make up Buckinghamshire.  The day will also include local creative artists and students displaying their crafts and artwork.  The activities planned will encourage the community to take part in dancing, sporting activities, and generally celebrating our diverse culture.

All proceeds made on the day will go towards a new legacy project endorsed by Sir Steve Redgrave. It will provide people throughout Buckinghamshire with the opportunity to try a large variety of Olympic and Paralympic sports within local clubs and facilities. The project has been recognised by the London 2012 Olympic committee, which has granted it the 2012 Inspire Mark status.

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