Dorset Gets Olympic 'What's On' Leaflet

A new leaflet highlights the range of activities for local people and visitors during this summer's Olympic sailing events in Weymouth & Portland.

The leaflet, called A Summer to Remember, has been produced in response to feedback that some local people are unaware of the programme of events in the borough during the Games, many of which are free and most of which are aimed at families.

It includes information about a range of events and attractions, including:

*The Torch Relay – a chance to line the streets and cheer on the inspirational people chosen to carry the Olympic Flame through Dorset

*Weymouth & Portland Live – two giant screens showing the sailing and other Olympic action on Weymouth's famous sandy beach

*Bayside Festival – live music, extreme sports displays, local food and more

*Maritime Mix – Dorset's largest creative celebration, featuring over 80 events

*Weymouth Beach sports arena – try your hand at sports from rugby to kayaking

*ICCI360 Arena – live music and dance performances, 360 degree film screenings and more

*Weymouth SEA LIFE Tower – offering dramatic views over Weymouth & Portland and beyond


Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee Chairman Mike Goodman said:

"This summer promises to be among the biggest and best in the history of Weymouth & Portland.

"Whether you love sport, enjoy live music or just want to soak up the Olympic atmosphere, Weymouth & Portland offers locals and visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the London 2012 Games by the sea this summer. And many of the activities are absolutely free."

A Summer to Remember is available from tourist information centres and other local outlets.

For more information about the events in Dorset during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events you can also go to

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