Meet at the Big Screen this year for top entertainment and sporting action
Norwich is the only place in East Anglia with an official Big Screen London 2012 ‘Live Site’ and this year there will be lots to join in and celebrate, with the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Live Site is the Big Screen in the city centre on Chapelfield Plain and a great place to get together with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy all the entertainment and excitement together – including the much anticipated Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and all the sporting action from the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Wimbledon semi-finals and finals.
Norwich City Council’s Leader, Councillor Brenda Arthur, said; “The Big Screen Live Site is a wonderful attraction for Norwich, and I hope it will become a real focal point for this year’s Games and a place where people can come together to join in the excitement and celebrate the UK hosting such a significant event.”
Last year hundreds of people, including those who travelled from around the East (Chelmsford and Cambridge) enjoyed the Big Screen with Disney cinema, live opera, the Royal Wedding, interactive games and also local artists, schools and colleges showcasing their work in short films and animation.
Bill Morris, London 2012 Director of Ceremonies, Education & Live Sites, said: “Not only do the London 2012 Live Sites feature all the latest action and news from London 2012, but also local content and events. This great community facility will be a focal point for celebrations around the Games in Norwich this summer.”
As well as this year’s sport, there will also again be the popular live opera from London’s Royal Opera House and special broadcast events for HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The Big Screen also features information and stories made by local communities and individuals. It is a great opportunity to let people know about your sports club, arts group, or cultural organisation and what you do. This could be a mixture of photographic slideshows, films, local bands’ music videos, and animations, showcasing the talent we have here in Norfolk.
If you have content you would like to put on the big screen or want to hold an event, you can contact Becky Betts, the BBC producer for the screen, at email@example.com or on 01603 284763. For more information visit www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens.
Events and key dates for 2012 include:
Friday 16 November
BBC Children in Need