Olympic Torch: Don’t miss the festival events
TORCH fever has gripped Harborough but there’s plenty to do all over the district before and after the arrival of the torchbearers.
In Harborough, Kibworth and Dingley there will be plenty of entertainment for people of all ages.
In Harborough, from 2pm Arts Fresco acts will be keeping the waiting crowds entertained along the route and in the centre of the town.
After the torch has gone past people will be able to see the Arts Fresco acts again at the Olympic Torch Relay Community Village at Symington’s Recreation Ground.
There will be a number of sports clubs at the village as well as a cycle challenge organised by Harborough Leisure Centre. Arts Fresco acts will include The Cake Ladies, Trundlehonk, football and basketball fanatic Tommy Baker, a circus performer and more (visit www.harboroughmail.co.uk for more details).
The event will showcase the many sports and activity groups Harborough district has to offer and there will be a chance to meet a torchbearer from the area.
The museum will also be open on Monday from 12.30 until 4pm.
Earlier, the torch is first due to arrive in the area at Dingley where there will be a medley of musical entertainment.
Morrismen will perform at 2.10pm on the A427 at the eastern end of the village.
The Happy Jazz Band will play traditional and Dixieland jazz near the junction of Church Lane and Harborough Road.
There will also be a brass band playing in Kennel Field.
After the torch has passed through, the party starts at 4pm in Kennel Field where there will be entertainment by Lutterworth Town Band and again from The Happy Jazz Band.
There will be a barbecue, wines, ales and soft drinks.
In Kibworth there will be a party at The Coach and Horses where there will be a barbecue, live music and a bouncy castle.
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