Big Screen Swindon
Hello Europe! Swindon calling...
From Eurovision to the Olympics and Giant Caterpilllars to the Royal Ballet it's all on the Big Screen Swindon...
As Europe gears up for douze points pop supremacy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008… Swindon's Big Screen is also gearing up to become the ultimate venue to watch the hyper kitsch comp.
Yes on Saturday May 24th, at Wharf Green in Swindon, Swindon's Jumbo TV will be shamelessly broadcasting three hours of the glitziest of Europe's big ballads, big hair, neon pop and hot pants for the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest.
Measuring a hefty 26ft by 11ft - the jumbo LED screen is not only promising to dish up the cult institution bigger then anywhere else in the South West but give a bit of a taster of the atmosphere at the Belgrade Arena in Serbia as well.
So why not head down to Wharf Green in Swindon, with a flag and a picnic, and party Eurovision style under the stars with the BBC Big Screen.
With live coverage of the continent-wide-battle from 8:00pm, with Sir Terry live in Belgrade for BBC1, make sure you get there early to catch UK hopeful Andy Abraham as he hits the stage second.
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And for those still wanting to wave a flag or two, post Eurovision, there are a number of Jack flapping opportunities on offer at a Big Screen near you (well at least if you're within a commutable distance of Swindon).
In May, BBC Blast will be taking over control of the Big Screen for three days of media workshops, performances and creative arts.
Whilst on Sunday June 1st, at 3pm, there'll be a live broadcast of Romeo and Juliet direct from Covent Garden kicking-off at 2.15pm with a dance performance from five Swindon Schools.
Giant Caterpillars and Proms
Two week later, on Saturday June 14th, Wharf Green will be invaded not only by a giant 10 legged inflatable caterpillar and a 'human rollercoaster' but an Insect Circus as well for the Swindon Summer Festival 2008.
And as Britain's unicloud gets ready to dish up two weeks of rain… you can head (with a strawberry punnet and a sou'wester) to the Big Screen from Monday 23rd June for Wimbledon fortnight.
July kicks-off with processions, films and performances for Big Dance Day, on Sunday 7th July, followed by all the pomp and circumstance of the BBC's First Night of the Proms on Friday 18th July.
Post proms, on Saturday 19th, a series of fantastic short films made by Chinese Communities from all over the country will be screened from noon.
Whilst in August, from Friday 8th through to Sunday 24th, you can get out your flags again for the Beijing Olympics followed by the London Olympics handover.
last updated: 21/05/2008 at 13:49
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