Kingston Council to honour Olympic volunteers at Rose Theatre
By adam_leone | Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10:37
Kingston council is laying on a free event to mark this years Olympic and Paralympic games.
Bradley Wiggins passing through Kingston Upon Thames 2012
Sporting enthusiasts are invited to a night of celebration at the Rose Theatre on Saturday 3rd November to mark the success of the Royal Borough's Olympic and Cultural Programme.
Council leader Councillor Derek Osbourne said: "The event would be "a big thank you" to the army of volunteers, partners, participants and performers who made the programme a success."
"The eyes of the world were on Kingston as huge crowds turned out for three cycle races through the borough – Time Trial gold medallist Bradley Wiggins said the support he received from the crowds as he raced through the town was 'phenomenal'."
More than a quarter of a million people lined the borough's streets to watch the Olympic Torch Relay, while another 30,000 cheered the Torch along the Thames on the last leg of its journey to the Olympic Stadium.
Kingston's sporting and creative community staged an inspiring 14-week Cultural Programme too with a range of events.
Organised by Go Kingston, the event being held at the Rose Theatre on 3 November is open to everyone and will celebrate the borough's Olympic success through live performances, film, music and exhibitions.