Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is to mark 10 years since hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games with two weeks of events inspired by London 2012 and Birmingham 2022.

As part of Summer on the Park, the London venue will host the Celebrating 10 Years Festival from July 24 to August 8.

Elite sport, karaoke, and movies will be hosted on a large screen, and there will be workshops, live music, and a giant walk-in statue to enjoy.
Lyn Garner, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “What better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the London Games than with 16 days of fun, entertainment, sport and culture? It’s a chance for everyone to relive their wonderful memories of 2012 and to make brand new ones here at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”
Ian Reid, CEO of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, said: “With Birmingham 2022 being staged on the ten-year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it’s great news that the ‘Celebrating 10 Years’ Festival Site will be showing live action from the Commonwealth Games, as well as looking back at the sporting action from a decade ago. This will be a fantastic celebration of two major multi-sport events.”
Activities/performers also include:
• The Big Pass the Baton Quiz – a fun family friendly quiz
• Wonderstruck – a wacky science show featuring exploding gasses and pyrotechnics
• Thrill Collins – Glastonbury’s favourite skiffle cover band
• Friendly Fire Band – Birmingham’s favourite Reggae band
• Massaoke – Like karaoke but for loads of people
• Crayola The Queen – Family friendly drag queen
• Distant Drums – performance art involving drums
• Jason Wilsher-Mills – a giant statue that explores disability issues
• Bikeworks – a range of highly unusual bikes (including one that makes smoothies)