The Olympic Torch Relay comes to Cambridge


The 2012 Olympic Flame, copyright LOCOGFor further information about the weekend and details such as parking restrictions and road closures, please visit the Cambridge City Council and the Cambridgeshire County Council websites.  For information about other Olympics-related events and projects happening in Cambridge, please see the University's What's On listing.

Friday 6 July 2012

6.00pm - 10.00pm  Music & Fireworks on Parkers Piece (free), including Cambridge Band Competition Winner Grace Sarah, Ed Drewett & The Noisettes

10.00pm Fireworks

King's College summer choral concert also takes place on this date.

Saturday 7 July 2012

12.00pm - 10.00pm Family Fun Day & Music on Parkers Piece (free)

The main stage features Cambridge summer music festival, English Pocket Opera Company, and Rock Choir Cambridge. Other areas include the John Lewis sports zone with various activities, The Fun Lab (in partnership with Cambridge University Science Festivals) with various activities, the Big Dance Marquee, a Big Screen, Pop-up Gallery, Village Green and French market.

7.30pm - 9.30pm Arrival of the Olympic torch at Parkers Piece. Main stage performances from Young Guns, Chris & Wes (Got to Dance), Twist & Pulse, Dance Offensive & Striking Together for Gold percussion group, followed by a public art performance “A Field of Dreams”.

Sunday 8 July 2012

Early morning - the Olympic Flame makes a private appearance in Great Court, Trinity College. This is not open to the public but will be televised live on BBC television.

6.50am The Flame leaves Trinity by punt along the River Cam. Trinity and St John's Colleges paddocks will be open to members of the public to see the flame while it is on the river – please note that capacity is limited (for further details, see the University's news story here.)

7.45am The Torch leaves Cambridge via Huntingdon Road

12.00pm - 8.00pm Cambridge Mela & World Music on Parkers Piece (free)

The University will post updates about the latest viewing positions and Torch movements over the weekend via the Twitter hashtag #london2012torchrelay.

Read about what carrying the Flame means to alumni torch bearers here.


Paralympic Torch Relay in Cambridge 24-25 August 2012


2012 Paralympic Torch, copyright LOCOGThe Paralympic Torch relay will be coming to Cambridge from London on 24 August 2012.

Saturday 24 August 2012

3.00pm The Paralympic Flame's arrival from London at Netherall Sports Centre

7.00pm The Paralympic Flame's arrival at the Sedgwick Museum

Sunday 25 August 2012

11.00am - 3.00pm Milton Country Park hosts the Paralympic Flame before it travels
to Ely and Peterborough



Date & Location

Date: 7/07/2012 to 8/07/2012

Location: Cambridge