Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony & London 2012 Victory Parade on Coventry Live Site
Wednesday 5 September 2012
London bids farewell to the 2012 Paralympic Games with the spectacular Closing Ceremony, starting at 7.30pm on September 9 and also with the "Our Greatest Team Parade" on Monday 10, celebrating the achievements of our athletes.
Both of these events will be shown on the giant Live Site screen in Millennium Place
Following on from 11 days of Paralympic action, the final part of this amazing chapter in British sporting history will come to a close with the Olympic Stadium hosting the closing ceremony.
The ceremony, called "Festival of Flame" will bring the London 2012 Paralympic Games to an end and see the official handover to 2016 Host City Rio de Janeiro.
Grammy and Brit Award-winning band Coldplay and superstar Rihanna, will head a cast of almost 2,000 in the Olympic Stadium, and with a potential international audience of 750 million, expect music, celebration and the spectacular staging that Coldplay is famous for.
The ceremony sees London 2012 Paralympic athletes return to the Olympic Stadium for the last time along with flag bearers of the competing nations and, following the show, the Paralympic Cauldron, burning since the start of the Paralympic Games is then extinguished marking the end of London's time as Olympic and Paralympic Host City...and the very last act of London 2012.
On Monday September 10 there will be one final chance to salute our sporting heroes as over 800 athletes on 21 floats from Team GB and Paralympic GB are invited to take part in a victory parade through central London entitled "Our Greatest Team Parade"
Our Greatest Team are due to set out from Mansion House in the City at 1:30pm, they will travel along Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street, passing by St Paul's Cathedral, continuing along Fleet Street, past Aldwych and into The Strand, before reaching Trafalgar Square
Over 14,000 volunteers, police, fire and ambulance staff, military personnel, coaches, support staffs, friends and family of the athletes and schoolchildren from every London borough, have been allocated tickets for the event.
You can sit back and watch all the celebrations from both of these events unfold on the Live Site Screen in Millennium Place. Coventry has more than played it's part in the London 2012 games and it is fitting that once again, everyone can come together to witness the two final acts of London 2012.
There will be limited seating available for those who wish to come along to the events, but everyone is invited to bring along their own chairs, bean-bags or blankets and to enjoy the shows together and bid farewell to one of the most remarkable sporting summer's in British history.