Preston to host WE PLAY Expo, the North West's closing celebrations For London 2012
PUBLISHED: 11:09 11 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013
Over the final weekend of the Paralympic Games (7th-9th September ), Avenham & Miller Park will host WE PLAY Expo, the region's closing celebration for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Head to Prestons beautiful Avenham & Miller Park on weekend of 7th-9th September for a fun-filled range of events guaranteed to excite and enchant. Over the final weekend of the Paralympic Games, Avenham & Miller Park will host WE PLAY Expo, the regions closing celebration for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Visitors can experience a diverse range of free world-class events that will reflect the artistic and athletic spirit of the Games including immersive performances, film premieres, street theatre and urban music shows and stunts.
WE PLAY Expo takes place as part of Preston Guild - a once every twenty year historic event and falls on the final weekend of the 10 day Preston Guild City Festival, bringing together two historic events in one location.
Highlights over the EXPO weekend include; Sacrilege, a playful interpretation of Stonehenge by Jeremy Deller, bound to capture the hearts, minds and inner-child of all who take part, Blaze Festival, an explosive mix of urban art, music and performance and Humble Market, an immersive digital performance exploring what happens when Brazil and UK meet.
Be sure not to miss Sunday nights dazzling displays from French pyrotechnic wizards Les Commandos Percu which will set the sky ablaze and fill the air with rhythmic beats. And in true festival style, indulge in the local food stalls and pop up bars!
Join in and celebrate London 2012, right here in the North West. To find out more about this once in a lifetime event visit www.nwfor2012.com/weplayexpo
The WE PLAY Expo has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, and by Preston City Council.