Thursday, 7 July 2011

London 2012 Open Weekend, 22-24 July 2011 - Birmingham and the Black Country

Marking one year until the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Guide to what’s on in Birmingham and the Black Country

It’s nearly one year to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To mark this major milestone, this year’s London 2012 Open Weekend takes place on 22-24 July, showcasing the best the UK has to offer in art, dance, film and sport.

Birmingham and the Black Country will host some nationally-significant events over Open Weekend, including:

Jamaica Live! A pop-up festival celebrating the Jamaica team’s visit to the city in 2012. Expect good times and good food with special guests Levi Roots, the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham gospel sensation Monique and many more.

Circus in the City Try your hand with live circus activities with the world famous NoFit State circus and the Birmingham Hippodrome

Breathe the Beat Live dance with hip hop sensation Salah, part of Dancexchange’s Outdoor Dance Programme

Everybody Dance Now festival Glamour and Romance comes to Wolverhampton with special previews of the major dance festival

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