July 2012


It’s day one of the London 2012 Olympic Games and at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) there’s a buzz of excitement.

The ORNC is playing host to SporTV from Brazil who are today, broadcasting from the site. Opening ceremony day is upon us and the Brazilians have been keen to support their equestrian hopefuls who will be competing in Greenwich Park in the coming days.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s on-going Summer Festival which includes; music, comedy, theatre, art, film, food and drink continues to thrive in the warm weather. Events kick off this evening with live music from Greenwich’s very own bandstand. The festivities will begin at 6pm, completely free to watch and are open to all.

At 7.15pm the Hangar Arts Trust and their partners AirCraft Circus will be performing a spectacular display of contemporary circus acts that will leave spectators open-mouthed. The organisation will also be offering a range of specially-designed, great-value taster opportunities for anyone who is itching to get on the high wire.

While not everyone can get to see the opening ceremony from inside the Olympic stadium, the ORNC is giving the public the next best thing! A 15sqm screen, (which will televise the ceremony from 8pm) is framed by the majestic King Charles building, and the King Charles lawn is the perfect spot to soak up the atmosphere of the event.

The screen will be showing all the action from the games throughout the Olympic period and what better place than the ORNC with its breath-taking backdrop.

Not only is there plenty to see, there is also plenty to taste. The delights available can be sampled tonight from the River Bar which offers glorious views across the Thames and will the ideal place to continue the night after the ceremony is over.


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