2011 Open Weekend

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Starting on Saturday is the Open Weekend. This has been devised as a foreunner to the Olympic Games. Cities and towns throughout our countries have more than 1,200 events that have been devised to show you sporting and cultural achievements.
You might remember that there is a cultural part to the Olympics next year which harks back to the early days of the Olympics both the modern sort and those developed at Much Wenlock in Shropshire.
So what’s on?
On big screens to be found in Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Dover, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Middlesborough, Norwich, Plymouth, Swansea and Swindon plus three sites in London at Trafalgar Square, Waltham Forest and Woolwich you can watch the premiere of The Itch of the Golden Nit! a film from the Wallace and Gromit team. During the presentation there will also be motion sensor games with a competition between cities.
The Science Museum in London will have sports trails whilst in Birmingham there will be a celebration of Jamaican culture. In Aberdeen, a combination of the National Theatre of Scotland, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Aberdeen Performing Arts will join together to have a cultural takeover of the city. Conwy, in North Wales, will celebrate medieval sports as opposed to the ones we are more used to and which you can see celebrated, for example, in Middlesborough. Glasgow has a a new dance piece inspired by modern olympic sport that uses the talents of communty dance schools.
For a list of events in your area click here

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