London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Evening Celebration
Portsmouth has also been chosen as one of sixty six places invited to hold an evening celebration, giving the opportunity for thousands of local people to share in the spectacle of the Olympics.
The evening celebration is a free two-hour event taking place on Southsea Common on 15 July from 5pm. It will showcase local talent alongside entertainment organised by London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - with support from Portsmouth City Council.
Portsmouth City Council will present two, ten-minute slots of entertainment from local performers during the evening celebration. This will include a specially choreographed dance piece by Hampshire Dance performed in the Torchbearer Corridor leading up onto the stage. The New Theatre Royal Little Actors and Youth Theatre will also be performing a bespoke a Dickensian piece. Finally a Portsmouth Music Service choir of 30 school children from across the city will bring the evening to a close by performing three songs from the Singathlon songbook, which is part of the London 2012 Inspire Mark programme.
The three Presenting Partners will also each provide 20 minutes of exciting entertainment for the event. This will include a performance by the Rizzle Kicks courtesy of Presenting Partner Coca-Cola. Lloyds TSB will be bringing stunning acrobatic performances to the site and Samsung staging dance performances.
Prior to and during the show, the audience will have the opportunity participate in a number of activities courtesy of Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. These include having your photograph taken with the London 2012 Torch and other Olympic-related activities.
Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day in Portsmouth will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the event which will enable the Olympic Flame to be seen by the audience.
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