East Midlands Newsletter for the 2012 Games
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East Midlands Newsletter for the 2012 Games Welcome to the regional newsletter keeping you up to date with national and regional progress towards the 2012 Games. If you would like anything included in the newsletter please email email@example.com London 2012 Open Weekend This year’s London 2012 Open Weekend has been launched. Sponsored by BP, the Open Weekend (24 -26 July) presents an opportunity to showcase activity, inspire, engage and be part of a UK-wide celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To find out more click here Stories of the World launched Major museums and libraries are preparing to host Stories of the World, one of the major projects of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project is a series of exciting exhibitions that will reconnect museum collections with the people and communities they came from. To find out more click here Olympic Park visit inspires East Midlands businesses Thirty business people from the East Midlands have visited the Olympic Park. The business people went on a tour of the Park to see how the development is taking shape, and also met a number of contractors who talked about the way they appoint suppliers to work with them. To find out more click here Region’s local authorities take up Free Swimming Local authorities in the region have made a splash by opting into the Free Swimming initiative for under 16’s and the over 60’s. 12 projects across ten local authorities have also secured Sport England funding totalling over £5 million from the capital modernisation programme. To find out more click here Three Cities Plus and 2010 Showcase: call for proposals A reminder that if you have a great idea for an Olympic inspired project or event you can be part of the 2010 'Festival of Festivals' happening around the three cities and counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Closing date is 8th May. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org East Midlands International CiCLE Classic 200 riders have taken part in this year's East Midlands CiCLE Classic. The event attracts visitors from across the country, making a significant impact on the region’s economy, especially for small businesses in the towns and villages on the route from Oakham to Melton. To find out more click here Construction underway on ‘big five’ Olympic Park venues Building work has started over a month early on the foundations of the International Broadcast Centre. Construction is now underway on the ‘big five’ venues; with the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Olympic Village taking shape, and the foundations of the Velodrome well underway. To find out more click here Design a Great British Garden on the Olympic Park Green fingered Brits will have the chance to help design a garden on the London 2012 Olympic Park. Run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, ‘The RHS Olympic Park Great British Garden Competition’ is designed to showcase one of the nation’s favourite pastimes of gardening. To find out more click here Lloyds TSB to partner National School Sport Week Youth Sport Trust has announced that London 2012 sponsor Lloyds TSB will become the partner to National School Sport Week between now and 2012. Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week 2009 will run from 29th June to 3rd July and aims to inspire millions of young people. To find out more click here Key dates and events in 2009 4 May: Women’s FA Cup Final, Pride Park Derby 10 May: Lincoln Grand Prix 21 June: Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride 24-26 July: London 2012 Open Weekend 25-31 July: Special Olympics Leicester 2009 Find out more by visiting 2012.emda.org.uk For all general queries regarding the Games in the region or to unsubscribe from this alert please email the Regional Coordinator at email@example.com or call 0115 988 8307.