Olympic Torch Event 23rd May 2012 Cheltenham Racecourse

Eleanor Holliday and Nicholas Allan. Photograph by Fred Chance.Create Gloucestershire is delighted to be showcasing the work of the many groups in the county who ignite a creative flame in the hearts of children, young people and adults in a range of community groups.

Our Entertainment Programme will feature hundreds of performers sharing their flair in jazz, rock and folk music, and dance ranging from street to Cossack to wheelchair show dance, via a specially commissioned piece for the event. A colourful carnival procession will bring together young people and community groups from across the county, and for audience members who want to have a go there will be workshops in circus skills, dance and more!

Production of the event has been led by GDance, a nationally renowned training and production charity with a specialism in working with people facing disabling barriers.

Event timetable:

3.00 – 4.15pm Create Gloucestershire Entertainment Programme - music, circus, dance and theatre.   (Full listings can be downloaded here )

5.00 – 7.30pm Official Torch Relay Celebration Event featuring Labrinth, Winners of Sky‘s smash hit dance show ‘Got To Dance’ Chris & Wes and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ finalists Twist & Pulse.

7.30-9.15pm Create Gloucestershire Entertainment Programme and finale.

 Eleanor Holliday and Nicholas Allan. Photograph by Fred Chance.

There is plenty of free parking but important to plan you journey with the road closures in mind. For more information go to Cheltenham Racecourse website http://www.cheltenham.co.uk/Conference-and-Events/Whats-on/Olympic-Torch-Celebration/

Barney Heywood