19/Apr/2014 - Last News Update: 09:58

London 2012: Liverpool Olympic torch relay tickets available

Category: England

Published: 27th Apr 2012 06:46:44

Free tickets for a waterfront event to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch in Liverpool have been made available for reservation.

The two-and-a-half hour event at Liverpool's Pier Head on 1 June will include live music, acrobatic displays and dance performances.

Up to four free tickets per household are available on a first come first served basis.

The tickets can be obtained from 09:00 BST by calling 0844 8000 410.

Tickets can also be reserved online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk

The torch will have followed a route through Southport, St Helens and Liverpool before being carried through the Mersey Tunnel to Wirral. It will then return via Mersey Ferry for the celebration event.

Wendy Simon, Liverpool City Council cabinet member for culture, said: "For many people, to see the Olympic flame in their home city will be a unique opportunity and we know many thousands of people will line the route during the day.

"The free evening celebration is a chance for thousands of people to come together at an iconic location to see the iconic symbol of the Games in Liverpool and enjoy free entertainment.

"It is a great way for our communities to get involved in the buzz and excitement in the build up to the Olympic Games."

The Olympic torch relay begins on 19 May at Land's End, Cornwall, and will travel about 8,000 miles around the UK.

The torch visits Chester on 29 May and heads to Runcorn and Widnes on 31 May.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. London 2012: Liverpool Olympic torch relay tickets available [Online] (Updated 27th Apr 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1424977/London-2012-Liverpool-Olympic-torch-relay-tickets-available [Accessed 19th Apr 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Tommy Crossan murder: 26-year-old man arrested

    Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
  • Top 10 Tips: Award-winning artist Susanne du Toit

    Susanne du Toit won last year's BP Portrait Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious visual arts awards.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • Fidra Court flats evacuated over suspicious items

    A tower block in Edinburgh was evacuated on Friday night as bomb disposal crews investigated the discovery of "suspicious items".
  • WRU to appoint first woman board member in 133 years

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is set to appoint its first woman board member in its 133 year history.
  • Man arrested as woman dies at Durrington house

    A 69-year-old man has been arrested after a woman died at a house in Wiltshire.