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Celebrate the Olympic Closing Ceremony in style with zumba, dance and hula hoopingLast updated: 09 August 2012 17:39
Celebrate the end of the Olympic Games in style this Sunday (12 August) at the Portsmouth Live Site (Big Screen) in Guildhall Square.
Over 1,000 people enjoyed the incredible Opening Ceremony at the Live Site, so make sure you’re there to catch the spectacular closing moments of the games.
Starting at 7pm, the evening’s fun will be introduced by Paul Bunker, followed by a free Zumba session with Maria Bentley of Fitness Star. Local acts will also be performing live in the square including Vocademy Rocks, Jo Jo Street Dance (JSD Crew), Batala Portsmouth and Southzone Dance Academy.
If Zumba isn’t your style, why not watch the Hoop Shaker hula hoop demo, and have a go yourself?
At 8:50pm, highlights of the world-class sporting action from the past 16 days will be shown, and at 9pm, full live coverage of the Closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium will start.
The ceremony itself is titled ‘A Symphony of British Music’ to celebrate the fact that music has been one of Britain’s strongest cultural exports over the last 50 years. The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will start at 9pm and feature more than 4,100 performers, including 3,500 adult volunteers and 380 schoolchildren from the six east London Host Boroughs.
Part of the ceremony will feature a handover to Brazil, hosts of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To get us all in the Rio mood, local samba band ‘Batala Portsmouth’ will be dancing and drumming.
Craig Willcock, cultural development officer, said: “Team GB has done the nation proud, and the Olympics has been an incredible show, so get involved and join us at Portsmouth Live Site for what is set to be an amazing end to these games.
“The atmosphere at the Opening Ceremony was brilliant, so pack some food and flags, bring your family and friends, and come along to toast Team GB’s outstanding success with us.”
Seating is provided on a first come first served basis, so make sure you arrive in plenty of time to get the best seat. But there is always room for you to stand, should you arrive that little bit too late.
Why not make the most of this special event and come in national dress, or bring your national flag to show your support?
For more information:
- For more about the ceremony, visit: www.london2012.com/spectators/ceremonies/closing-ceremony
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