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Deerness Gymnastics Academy Olympic Torch Durham 2012 Matt Baker – YouTube

Deerness Gymnastics Academy performing at the Torch Relay Event at Durham Racecourse.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy Olympic Torch Durham 2012 Matt Baker – YouTube.


The Flame in the North East – North East for 2012 Games

The Torch arrives in the region on Thursday 14 June 2012 and leaves the region on Monday 18 June 2012.  During this time it will pass through 62 villages, towns and cities in the North East.

Below are maps of all the places the Torch is going through in the North East: click on the place name to see a map of the route and times of the Torch: timings shown are approximate.  The maps show each stretch of the route when the Torch Relay is in ‘Torchbearer’ mode, and run in the order that the Torch route takes, for example from Alnwick it travels to Hipsburn and then Warkworth.

‘Torchbearer’ mode means when the flame is carried by a nominated person: at other times the Torch will be in ‘convoy’ mode, when it is being driven through less-populated areas or on main roads.  We hope lots of people will come and cheer on the Flame as well as the Torchbearers – people without whom our communities would be poorer places to live.  A full list and interactive map can also be found on the London 2012 website.

Saturday 16 June – Day 29: Gateshead to Durham
Gateshead Prudhoe Castleside
South Shields Stocksfield Tow Law
Whitburn Hexham Esh
Sunderland Riding Mill Langley Park
Gateshead: Low Fell and Chowdene Consett Durham
Gateshead: Blaydon Moorside

To SEE MORE PLACES – The Flame in the North East – North East for 2012 Games.

Deerness Gymnasts will be performing at the Torch Relay Celebration

Deerness Gymnasts will be performing at the Torch Relay Celebration on Saturday 16th June….make sure you come along and show your support!

Evening celebration

Saturday 16 June, 5.00pm – 7.30pm, Durham University Racecourse

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the Olympic Flame coming to Durham. Move to the beat of London 2012 with a fantastic family evening of live music, performances and celebrations including:

  • Spectacular shows from presenting partners, Coca Cola, Samsung and Lloyds TSB
  • Performances by the Gala Theatre Stage School and Deerness Gymnastics Academy
  • Be part of history – witness the lighting of the Celebration Cauldron by the final Torchbearer at 6.50pm.

Pre-show entertainment on the Racecourse will start at 4.00pm with coverage of the Torch Relay as it enters the county. Entrance to the Racecourse is from Green Lane, Old Elvet which will be signposted from the town centre on the day.

This is a free evening of family entertainment. There are currently no plans to issue tickets so please just come along.

More details of the show are available in the current issue of our Durham County News magazine.

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