The Olympic Torch Event
On day 54 of the Olympic torch relay, Salisbury was one of the many places the torch visited on its way to the Olympics in London. On Wednesday 11th July 2012, Wiltshire council honoured the arrival of the torch by holding an event on Hudson’s field in Salisbury.
The event started at 1pm and finished at 10pm with various celebrations in between including performances from young people at the Music Matters tent, which is an association of people who create workshops in music and dance.
The event also celebrated the torch by having sponsors of the Olympics including Samsung, Coca Cola and Nature Valley giving away free samples.
The biggest event of the night, apart from the Olympic torch gracing the stage, was the arrival of Britain’s Got Talent dance group Twist and Pulse and famous rapper Wretch 32 which got everyone hyped up for the arrival of the torch.
The event also had hot food stands and a fair catering for all ages allowing them to enjoy the day. I then talked to some of the bands performing in the Music Matters tent, the public and Jane Scott the Leader of the Council.
Jane Scott, Leader of the Council
‘’I think the day has been planned out well, the sun has been shining for us. It is good to see people enjoy themselves and get people together. It is a good memory everyone will remember.’’
The public, Family of four
‘’We have enjoyed the day so far and it caters for all of us so we are having fun. I think this is the right idea from Wiltshire Council and I think it brings everyone together.’’
Joey Gold, One of the Bands from the Creative Juice tent
‘’We feel very honoured for our band to be played at this big event as everyone is going to remember this day for the rest of their lives so for us to play 6 songs and be apart of this day is incredible. We are looking forward to seeing Wretch 32 but overall I think the day has been a great success.’’
Date Posted: Monday 16 July 12
Author: Laura Tierney