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Register your event for this year’s London 2012 Open Weekend

  • Date: 1 April 2011
  • Area: South East
children dressed in animal costumes

Open Weekend, 2009. Credit: Photo courtesy of London 2012

South east individuals, organisations and venues are invited to join one of the UK's biggest celebration weekends for London 2012.

Now in its fourth year, London 2012 Open Weekend, supported by BP, is a yearly showcase of art, dance, film, music, heritage and sport events and activities. All events are free and aimed at getting as many people involved in 2012.

This year's Open Weekend takes place from 22 to 24 July 2011, with the theme  'celebrate one year to go by showcasing your best.'

Registration is open to all organisations and venues providing your event:

  • takes place between 22-24 July 2011
  • is not-for-profit
  • does not have any commercial sponsorship or offer any similar marketing rights
  • is open to everyone

To register your event, go to www.london2012.com/openweekend. Successful registrations will be given access to the Open Weekend brand centre, helping you promote your event and involvement with London 2012.

Caterina Loriggio, Creative Programmer, London 2012, says, 'Open Weekend is a great opportunity for everyone to take part in London 2012, especially as we celebrate One Year To Go! I am looking forward to seeing all the exciting creative projects that this will generate. 

We are really pleased to have had south east artist, Jon Adams to deliver his public art Dysarticulate project on a national level for this year's Open Weekend, which saw tens of thousands of handmade flags placed on beaches, hillsided, village greens, window boxes, urban gardens and parks.'

Over the past three years 500,000 people in the south east have attended Open Weekend events. Open Weekend is a just one way that people across the UK can get involved in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad - the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Spread over four years, the Olympiad is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people.

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is funded through a National Lottery grant of £15.6 million from the Olympic Lottery Distributor, Legacy Trust UK and Arts Council England. British Council will commit £3 million to the international development of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad projects. Commercial partners include BP, BT and Panasonic.