Frances Jenkins, Swansea Council’s Strategic Manager for Tourism, Marketing and Events, said, “The closing ceremony marks the end of an extraordinary Paralympic Games and what has been an amazing summer of sport, visually on Swansea’s Big Screen and also through the range of sporting activities hosted by the Council, sports clubs and other organisations.
“We hope that as many people as possible have been and continue to be encouraged to Be Part of It! and enjoy the benefits of sport and exercise by joining one of many sports clubs and teams in Swansea that cater for all levels and abilities”
To mark the end of the London 2012 Festival, Swansea City Centre will also come alive with music between 1pm – 5pm featuring local acts including Roger Henderson, Annie, Ron Savory, Steve Kelly, Dai Sharkey, No Obligation, Laurence Lewis, Smash Peters and Duff.
The event will be one of hundreds of outdoor concerts taking place simultaneously in bandstands and outdoor performance spaces across the UK, making up the nationwide Bandstand Marathon – the official closing event of the London 2012 Festival.
On Monday 10 September Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic success will be celebrated when the parade passes through Central London. Full coverage will be on the Big Screen from 1.30pm. The parade will consist of up to 21 floats, arranged by sport, each carrying around 40 athletes. Medal winners will be included across the whole parade.
Swansea’s London 2012 Live Site broadcasts are part of the ‘Swansea Bay Festival - Summer’ events programme and Be Part of It! campaign. Visit www.swanseabayfestival.co.uk for more details.