- Open Weekend seeks to create 2012 arts legacy

July 08, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
To celebrate the fact that the Olympic Games get underway in 12 months, London is hosting Open Weekend, a packed programme of cultural and sporting events that aims to draw attention to the London 2012 Festival, an arts extravaganza running parallel to the games.

The event is now in its fourth year, with some 2.4 million people participating across the UK from July 22nd-24th.

Events will include the intriguing Search Party adventure in East London, the Portavilion Floating Cinema running through the Olympic Park waterways and free running training for children at the heart of Westminster.

Other things to see and do are the full programme of events running across the weekend in Barbican, and Dysarticulate, an artistic creation in Canary Wharf involving paper flags made from book pages.

Open Weekend also hosts the launch of a brand new Aardman Animation film, The Itch of the Golden Nit. has plenty of hotels in Greenwich that will provide superb transport links to all the necessary destinations. Radisson Edwardian New Providence Wharf is just one of the options available.

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