Coventry University Students’ Union to host the London 2012 Community Games

On Saturday 28th April 2012 at 12 noon, the University Square, next to the Cathedral, will transform into a festival of cultural diversity, food, sport, music and dance, for everyone to experience.

Community Games - Olympics 2012Coventry University Students’ Union will host The Community Games as part of the London 2012 celebrations, which will allow Coventry residents, visitors or students, to experience their own Olympic and Paralympic movement.

At 12:00 noon – The Community Games Opening Ceremony will take place to a high energy large scale dance routine. There is a timetable of continental themed hours, during which interactive food demonstrations and tasters will be provided by the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, music, entertainment and dance will accompany, adding to the experience and allowing you to indulge yourself into different cultures.

17:00 – Closing ceremony will involve a ‘dance-off’ between the Coventry University Street Dance team and Coventry’s own Mini Kombat Breakers.

Matt Abbott, one of the event organisers said, “The Community Games weekend is an ideal opportunity to showcase the variety of cultures and talents we have here at Coventry University Students’ Union. In 2012, Coventry will be buzzing with excitement in the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic games and we feel privileged to share this with a host city. We are inviting the whole community to join us to see that it is not only education that we bring to the city, but a wealth of culture, entertainment, arts and inspiration, through our student groups and clubs”.

Throughout the day, young and old alike will be able to try a variety of Olympic and Paralympic Sports.

Coventry University Students’ Union Community Games is a student led event, with a combination of sport, arts and culture in celebration of Coventry being a host city of the London 2012 Games. This is a family friendly event and there will be something for everyone.