Your guide to Olympic Torch Relay entertainment in Letchworth and Stevenage

THERE’S lot to see and do when the Olympic Torch Relay comes to town so check out our entertainment guide.


•A fancy dress 10km walk with flag colours of Olympic nations has been organised with participants asked to meet at 9am for 9.15am start at the entrance to Fairfield Park opposite Londis. Walkers who wish to walk 5km one-way need to arrange their own lifts.

There will be a barbecue, drinks and cupcakes from 1.30pm at Arlesey Recreation Ground or the village hall depending on the weather, followed by races for all ages.

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•Letchworth Salvation Army Letchworth is joining forces with Stotfold Salvation Army for an event at their premises in Norton Way North, with activities from 10am. Both bands will be playing, alongside massed choirs and a ‘messy church’ for children.

•Performances in Eastcheap from 10am to 11.15am with Younique street dance, Garden City Samba, Letchworth Morris Men, Garden City Chorus and string orchestra, Granny Turismo and Electralites Majorettes

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•Inflatable fun for all the family Howard Park and Gardens from noon until 4pm. Performance from Letchworth Garden City Band as well as activities including a bungee rope run, laser tag arena, army assault course, rodeo bull and a British Judo Association demonstration.


•Entertainment at King George V Playing Fields from 11.30am to 1pm. Performances from Dance Academy and 40 piece Herts Wind Band, a BMX and skateboarding demo and frisbee activities.

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