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Olympic Torch Relay - 24th June

24th June 2012 4:00pm

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc

The Olympic Flame makes its second visit to Leeds. This time it stays with us for the whole day and passes through many communities as it makes its way to Temple Newsam for the Evening Celebration Event.

On Sunday 24th June the torch comes back to Leeds in the early evening, arriving in Headingley and travelling through Potternewton, Harehills and Richmond Hill on its way to the Evening Celebration event at Temple Newsam. On the way, there will be special community events at Scott Hall playing fields, Banstead Park and East End Park, with sports activities, food stalls and more.

So many activities are taking place: from a Leeds Rhinos v Castleford rugby league game at Headingley stadium earlier in the afternoon, to the Inkwell Community Centre’s masked ball in the evening!

Local communities along the route are being encouraged to host their own celebration events to mark the flame passing, while thousands of Leeds schoolchildren will also be celebrating the torch on its journey through the city.

Information about the Torch Relay route and times can be found here

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  • A family friendly event
  • Wheelchair access

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