Pop's Princesses Add A Touch Of 'Spice'! To The Closing Ceremony.. But What's Next?
Were you one of the 26 million people who tuned in to see the epic closing ceremony of the Olympics 2012? The spectacle viewed like a who's who of the rock and pop world with amazing performances by The Spice Girls, Jessie J, George Michael and Liam Gallagher.. And a preview by 2016's hosts of what to expect for the next Olympics in Rio!.. But if like me you're not ready to be cured of Olympic Fever!!..Don't worry the countdown for the Paralympics has begun!..
(PICTURES: POP'S PRINCESSES' THE SPICE GIRLS, THE CLOSING CEREMONY)
Prepare to share the joy, tears and exultant athletes as they compete in sports like wheelchair rugby from 29 August until 9 September! And get ready for the Paralympic Flame Celebration organised by Banes Council on 25 August at Bath's Recreation Ground.Banes celebration is one of 34 across the UK and will mark the start of the Paralympic Torch Relay nationwide.
Starting at 10am the event will have a family feel and there will be Rio inspired carnival procession at 2pm, organised by Artreach and Mandinga Arts open to families and children to join in with. Live music, entertainment and Olympic and Paralympic sport taster sessions will be on offer.
Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown) Leader of the Council and Member Champion for the Paralympics will join Steve Brunt MBE in collecting the lantern from the Paralympic Flame Lighting Ceremony in Trafalgar Square, London on 24 August.
Mandeville, the official Paralympic Masoct will be appearing throughout the day.
The procession will be led by nine Lantern Bearers, chosen by Bath and North East Somerset Council from nominations from the community. Each of the lantern bearers demonstrate the Paralympic values of courage, determination, inspiration and equality to make a difference or push the boundaries of what is achievable.
They will hand the flame to Paralympic GB’s Flame Ambassador and double-gold medallist Steve Brunt MBE who will place it on the stage at the Recreation Ground for the duration of the Paralympic Flame Celebration.
Entry to the event is free but tickets must be obtained in advance, They will be available from Monday 6th for all members of the family, including children and infants, from venues across the area (listed in notes to editors below).
Food concessions and a bar, as well as a picnic area will be available on site.
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