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Sparks Will Fly at Basildon Sporting Village

24th May 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Play Your Part Festival

The Play Your Part Festival came to Basildon Sporting Village  and your local area is the first to host.

So what is Play Your Part Festival? Basically, it’s all about celebrating the 2012 Olympic Games, which is not that far away. So, a number of activities are being held free of charge, and several special events running throughout the day at Basildon Sporting Village.

From across Basildon and East Thurrock, many schools will be taking part in specially designed mini-games during the morning, and the best dancers and gymnasts from the local area, will be performing in the specially created dance festival in the afternoon.

Don’t forget there are lots of things available to try out! Swimming and rock climbing will be free throughout the day and a number of workshops such as arts and crafts, and DJ mixing.

Sparks Will Fly

But the main event is Sparks Will Fly, which will be taking place in the Sporting Village Stadium. Running from 3pm, it contains a selection of world music and dance acts performing. Below is the all the information you need to know:

• Battle of the Bands 2012 – The Ends
• Woodlands School Choir
• Bhangra Dancers
• Chameleon Street Dance
• La Danse Fantastique
• Fragrance of the East
• The Coterie Beat
• Ghyllgrove School Choir
• Cultured Sounds from South Africa
• Kayzar
• Charlie Sansom (Michael Buble tribute)
• Brazilarte Kapoira
• Sparks Will Fly procession

The Ends - Winners of the 2012 BOTB

The Ends - Battle of the Bands Winners 2012

Sparks will Fly is the county wide cultural celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and involves every district and borough in Essex and more than 100,000 residents.

This celebration, created in partnership with internationally acclaimed outdoor performance specialists Walk the Plank, will see two mythical champions, Boreas Zephyr and Marina Mightier, coming to Essex and collecting a specially designed bead from each town.