Participate – London 2012 Open Weekend 24-26 July

You don’t have to wait until 2012 to be part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. London 2012 are already encouraging and inspiring people to open up and join in, through the London 2012 Open Weekend.

London 2012 Open Weekend
24th – 26th July 2009

Take advantage of the PR and marketing support on offer from London 2012 for your events in the Northwest by taking part in the Open Weekend – a platform for culture, sport, and sustainability initiatives across the whole of the UK.

Your organisation can use the Open Weekend to:

  • Create and / or promote events taking place over 24th – 26th July
  • Launch up-and-coming activities in the Northwest
  • Profile any plans or forthcoming projects for London 2012
  • Initiate new activity for the lead up to London 2012
  • Atrract new audiences and visitors

Last year’s Open Weekend featured 655 events around the UK including festivals, arts performances, free films, music performances, workshops…to name just a few!


We are looking for culture, sport, and environment activities which demonstrate examples of the Olympic and Paralympic values in action in the Northwest. These values are respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality. Some ideas around each theme are shown on the website. Just remember they have to be non-commercial to qualify.

The call for projects, events and activities is now open.
To find out more or to register your event go to