East London hosts an urban celebration with a difference today as Streetfest 2013 comes to Shoreditch.The urban sports festival features live performances from musicians and performers, but also showcases the very best in BMX-ing, skateboarding and inline skating.
East London will host an urban celebration with a difference tomorrow as Streetfest 2013 comes to Shoreditch. They'll be live performances from a range of artists, musicians and performers. It's the sixth year this event has been held in London and this one promises to be the best so far.
Festival goers will be able to try a range of sports including BMX riding, skateboarding and inline skating. They'll also be graffiti murals and a mini-ramp jam contest where 20 skaters will compete for a cash prize.
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Olympic champion Kelly Holmes says a free festival of music and sports being held at parks across the capital will "make" the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Londoners will be able to watch sporting events and concerts hosted throughout the event.
Big screens will go up at Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Potters Fields, Woolwich and Waltham Forest.
The double-gold medallist said it will unleash huge excitement and connect Londoners as they cheer on competing athletes.
The Mayor wants Londoners and visitors alike to experience the city in a new way. Events will run from 21 July to 9 September and will include:
- Live music and performance, outdoor arts, spectacular and 'pop up' events in high streets, town centres, parks and surprise locations.
London's canals will be brought to life by afloating opera staged by the Royal Opera House.
Writer and Monty Python star TerryJones and Full Monty composer Anne Dudley will create a new opera inspired by Edward Lear's much loved poem The Owl and the Pussy Cat.
- The capital's biggest ever street music competition with over 500 of London's most talented11-25 year olds entertaining crowds at prestigious locations aroundthe capital.