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Olympics mad town set to Go Global
7:50am Sunday 17th June 2012 in News
GET into the spirit of the Olympics ahead of the torch relay coming to town.
With less than 45 days to go until the opening ceremony, Brentwood is gearing up for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As part of the countywide Sparks Will Fly celebrations, Brentwood Council is inviting residents to Brentwood’s Gone Global on Sunday, July 1.
The free, outdoor family event will be held at the Brentwood Centre, in Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, from 12pm to 6pm.
It will feature a main stage hosted by BBC Essex, a funfair, stalls and activities, sports and demonstrations, arts and crafts, food and drink and a bar selling local beer.
At 3pm the Sparks will Fly procession and performance will take place and the Mayor of Brentwood will present Brentwood’s Glass Bead to Boreas Zephyr - a fictional character who is one of the faces of Sparks Will Fly, along with Marina Mightier.
Councillor Mark Reed, chair of Brentwood Council’s retail, community and culture panel, said “Brentwood’s Gone Global is set to be an exciting and incredible day, and a key event in the build up to the Olympic torch relay coming to our borough.”
The glass bead collected by Boreas at the event will be used to play the glass bead game with competitor Marina Mightier.
The game will take place at Hylands Park, in Chelmsford, on Friday, July 6, which will coincide with the arrival of the Olympic torch in Essex.
Brentwood Council is also looking for stewards to help out at the event.
The only requirement is volunteers must be over 16. Anyone interested should call Brentwood Council on 01277 312692, or e-mail email@example.com