No tickets? Enjoy the Alternative Opening Ceremony!
AN AMAZING NIGHT OUT presented by Philosophy Football in assocation with the Playfair campaign and the TUC.
Not a sponsor's logo to be seen nor a Gold Medal to be won, enjoy our Alternative Opening Ceremony Party at one of East London's finest arts venues.
Headlined by comedy from Isy Suttie of 'Peep Show' joined by Paul Sinha performing material from his Radio 4 Show 'The Sinha Games'.
Be amazed by the extraordinary juggling skills of Rod Laver and closing the evening the brilliant Tricity Vogue and her All-Girl Swing Band. Plus dancefloor-fillers provided by a DJ set from Melstars:Music.
Opening the event a visual introduction to Britain's Olympics History with sports historian Martin Polley. A debate on the Meaning of the Olympics chaired by Mark Perryman author of Why The Olympics Aren't Good For Us, And How They Can Be . And environmental writer Bob Gilbert introduces a photographic, musical, poetic and runner's tribute to Stratford before the Olympics.