Day 46 – Tuesday 3 July 2012
Leicester to Peterborough
Timings may change
The torch starts the day at 7.12 am in Leicester going through Quorn, Loughborough, Hoton, Wymeswold, Asfordby, Melton Mowbray, Langham, Oakham, Rutland Water, Uppingham and Stamford before arriving in Cambridgeshire.
2.54 pm Whitwell Harbour, Rutland Water
The torch will travel across Rutland Water by boat arriving at the Normanton car park
Convoy – Rutland Water to Uppingham and then Stamford
4.45 pm Stamford
Will leave from the Stamford sign on the A6121 Tinwell Road heading towards town. Then a left into West Street followed by right onto Scotgate into St John’s Street. Turn left into the High Street and onto St Paul’s Street before turning right into Brazenose Lane and right again onto St Leonard’s Street. From there the torch takes a left into Wharf Road before crossing the historic Town Bridge and into High Street St Martins. Then it’s left into Barnack Road where the torch ends its Stamford leg.
Convoy – Stamford to Burghley House Estate
5.15 pm Burghley House, Cambridgeshire
Convoy – Burghley House to Wansford Station
The torch then takes a steam train on the Nene Valley railway to Orton Mere Station
Convoy – Orton Mere Station to Peterborough
6.35 pm Peterborough
The torch starts the Peterborough leg not far from Orton Mere Station on the A605 Oundle Road at the junction with Catherine Close. It heads east along the Oundle Road before turning onto the A15 London Road and into Bridge Street past the Rivergate Shopping Centre. Then it’s along Bridge St past the Town Hall and through the Stone Gateway into the Cathedral grounds along Dean’s Court and Wheel Yard and then turning right onto City Road. Right again at St John’s Street into Vineyard Road and into Bishop’s Road before turning into Rivergate and the City’s Embankment for the Evening Celebration where there is a programme of events running from 4.30pm until 10pm.
Events in Peterborough are organised by Vivacity, Peterborough’s Culture and Leisure Trust, and Peterborough City Council.
Cathedral Square 5.15pm to 6.00pm - A mythical world comes alive.
Animal sounds are heard everywhere. A dark figure appears as prehistoric birds fly overhead. Should you run or follow? International street theatre company Close Act welcome the Olympic Torch to Peterborough with their performance of Invasion, an unforgettable moving street spectacle.
Embankment show at 5.35pm - Hear and join in with an exclusive performance of the specially commissioned Song for Peterborough, led by the Voyager Academy and performed by Peterborough Male Voice Choir, school children and communities from across the city. The Lightyears, most famous for writing ‘Come With Me’ for Josh’s Band in the T-mobile advertisements and ‘Posh We Are’ have reformed their partnership with the Voyager Academy to write and produce the anthemic song ‘There With You’.
Embankment show at 7.20pm - The Olympic Torch arrives on the Embankment to a fittingly beautiful and striking welcome, and an unforgettable experience from Close Act, taking street theatre to the ultimate. Enchanting phantoms stride elegantly across the grass making their way to the main stage. Endowed with transparent wings they seemingly float above the audience. For a moment they settle to perform a beautiful and bewitching dance. These elegant apparitions spread their wings to provide a majestic and spectacular end to the torch relay show.