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Kingston events in 2012

January 24, 2012

The RBK website has announced the following calendar of events linking Kingston with the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee.

The Olympic Games will be held in London between 27 July (opening ceremony) and 12 August 2012.

The Paralympic Games taking place between 29 August (opening ceremony) and 9 September 2012.

But you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Olympics – the Cultural Programme provides you with a unique opportunity to be involved with special events taking place in Kingston and across the Capital in the build up to the Games.

The Cultural Programme 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 culmination of the Cultural Programme will be the London 2012 Festival, bringing leading artists from all over the world together from 21 June 2012 in the UK’s biggest ever festival planned to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  All London boroughs are committed to participating in the Cultural Olympiad.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Kingston to engage in an historic event of global significance and to use the interest and excitement it generates to attract visitors and investment into the borough.

Use the navigation bar on the left hand side of this page to find out more about the borough’s involvement in the Cultural Programme and how you can get involved.

Key Dates for Kingston

Date   Event  
02 – 05 June Queens’ Diamond Jubilee

Kingston Aviation Festival

Launch of Kingston’s Cultural Olympiad Programme

29 June to 22 July International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF)
7-8 July River Kingston Regatta and River Festival
15 July Dragon Boat Challenge
24 July Torch Relay (Day 67) – start at Hook Centre through Kingston to Richmond Borough
27 July Torch Relay (Day 70)  start Hampton Court up River Thames to Olympic Stadium

Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

28 July Men’sCycle Road Race
29 July Women’s Cycle Road Race
31 July Familiarisation for Cycle Time Trials
01 Aug Cycle Time Trial
05 Aug Sports Events
12 Aug Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
29 Aug Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony
02 Sept Kingston Carnival
09 Sept Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony

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