Sparks will Fly
'Sparks will Fly' will be a cultural celebration of the Olympics in 2012, a specially commissioned unique piece of outdoor theatre by internationally renowned arts organisation Walk the Plank, that will encompass the whole county - the first of its kind in the region.
The Call has gone out far and wide across the universe. The incredible Glass Bead Game is to be played for the first time in a thousand years in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on 6 July 2012, coinciding with the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Essex.
Two great champions, Boreas Zephyr and Marina Mightier are coming to Essex to compete for the title of 2012 Champion of The Game. In two marathon journeys around the whole county, each champion must collect enough giant beads to enable them to play - and win - The Game.
In each location there will be a welcome ceremony by local people who will present a Glass Bead which contains something unique to each place. Come and see Boreas or Marina and support them in their journey before they come together, for the first and last time on Friday 6 July, when sparks really will fly.
Sparks will Fly in Essex is a cultural festival for everyone to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
- 18 May - Harwich welcomes the Champion, Marina Mightier
- 19 May - Saffron Walden Museum
- 20 May - Tour de Tendring Cycle Festival
- 22 May - Stansted welcomes the Champion, Boreas Zephyr
- 25 May - Basildon Sporting Village
- 27 May - Harlow
- 2 June - Rochford Wild Woods Day
- 3 June - T-Fest 2012 Thurrock
- 9 June - Town Centre Braintree
- 16 June - Maldon
- 17 June - Castle Point Show Canvey Island
- 23 June - Southend-on-Sea: a celebration across the borough
- 24 June - Waltham Abbey Town Show
- 30 June - Colchester Carnival
- 1 July - Brentwood's gone Global! Brentwood Centre
- 6 July - Finale & Chelmsford Welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
For more information please visit the website www.sparkswillfly.org.uk