Ipswich: Celebration for Olympic Flame

23 May 2012, 06:00

Christchurch Park in Ipswich, Suffolk is set to receive thousands of people to enjoy the celebrations to welcome the Olympic Flame to the town.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment staged by LOCOG and the three Presenting Partners of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay - Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung - with support from Ipswich Borough Council.

Ipswich will present two, ten-minute slots of locally-programmed entertainment during the evening celebration. This will include talented young people from DanceEast and Aldeburgh Music. The second ten minute slot will bring the evening event to a close.

Coca-Cola will also be showcasing exciting up-and-coming live music act ‘Morning Parade’, as well as Lloyds TSB bringing stunning acrobatic performances to the site and Samsung staging dance performances from ‘Twist and Pulse’ from ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Chris and Wes’ from ‘Got to Dance’.

Before and during the show, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities courtesy of Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. These include having your photograph taken with the London 2012 Torch and other Olympic-related activities.

Towards the end of the two-hour show, the last Torchbearer of the day will light a celebration cauldron on stage, which will let the audience see the Olympic Flame.


Tickets for the Ipswich celebration will be available from Wednesday 23rd May 2012 from 8am in person from the Ip-art office, Gallery 1, Ipswich Town Hall or 11am via the Ipswich Regent website. Tickets applied for online will incur a £3 postage and packaging fee.


If you can't get a ticket, there will be five other entertainment hotspots along the route as well as more entertainment at the bottom of the park and a big screen relaying all the action.