04 Sep 2012
Mandala is a free, outdoor spectacular set to illuminate Birmingham Town Hall, marking the final weekend of the London 2012 Festival, 7-9 September.
British Asian dance and music and spectacular 3D light projections will liven up Birmingham’s Chamberlain Square on Friday 7 September. It will provide a dramatic climax to the London 2012 Festival, the momentous 12-week nationwide celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mandala, produced by Sampad, is just one way that people can get involved in the final weekend of the London 2012 Festival.
Sacrilege – the life-size replica of Stonehenge made as a fully operational bouncy castle – will appear for one day only on Friday 7 September at Hanley Park, Stoke on Trent. Created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, Sacrilege visits Stoke as part of a tour of 25 locations across the country.
On Saturday 8 September, Dancing for the Games performances and workshops will take over Birmingham’s Victoria Square as part of ArtsFest.
The London 2012 Festival will officially close with Bandstand Marathon, a nationwide live music performance in bandstands and outdoor performance spaces. At 2pm on Sunday 9 September, community music groups will perform their own version of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, ahead of the band’s headline performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony. Bandstand Marathonperformances will take place in Birmingham’s Victoria Square and Walsall Arboretum, and also atLeek, Stourbridge, Burton Upon Trent, Newcastle Under Lyme and Gospel End.