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Friday 25 May 2012, 14:45
Editor's note: Stephen Morgan, Screen Manager for BBC Big Screens blogs about an exciting summer of events available to watch across the country.
BBC Big Screens are proud to be at the heart of national celebrations and will play a key role in the BBC's delivery of the Olympic Games. The screens are part of the official London 2012 Live Sites programme and deliver the experience promised in the London 2012 bid - to engage with as many people as possible. During the Olympics, up to 500,000 people per day are expected to celebrate the Games at Live Sites throughout the country.
The BBC Big Screen Swansea
We look after 22 screens, which are dotted across the UK, in every nation and region. It's a partnership between London 2012, local authorities and the BBC. And it doesn't matter whether you're looking forward to the men's 10,000 metre final or prefer the women's long-jump final, the BBC Big Screens will be the best destination to watch the Games locally.
From Swansea to Swindon, Belfast to Birmingham and Derry to Dover, BBC Big Screens will offer extensive coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, with comfortable seating and facilities to ensure audiences have a fantastic shared experience. We want people to choose to watch the world's greatest event with us.
It's been terrific to see the amazing pictures of the Olympic Torch Relay. Huge crowds are watching the live coverage and the torch will be visiting every Big Screen site to give people a front-row view.
It's always a pleasure to talk to members of the public at our events and people tell us they really enjoy coming along to soak up the atmosphere. With world-class content from the BBC, our open-air screens provide an amazing experience - it's an atmosphere you just can't get at home. It's not all about sport. With a packed programme of dazzling events, it really does promise to be a summer like no other.
One of my favourites is The Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert. It's likely to be very popular as more than 1.2m applications were made for the concert at Buckingham Palace - with only 10,000 tickets up for grabs. Other highlights include live coverage of Radio 1's Hackney Weekend and Euro 2012 games at selected sites.
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our BBC events, soon.
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