Open East Festival

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 28TH JULY 2013

ADDRESS
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, Newham, London E20 2ST†
TELEPHONE
Dates:
27th July 2013†and†28th July 2013
OPENING TIMES
From midday Sat & Sun
PRICES
£9.50 (Adults), £6 (Children 5-16) FREE (Under 5s)

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Open East FestivalThe Barbican Centre's most ambitious off-site event this summer, Open East Festival reopens the north section of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the first anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Games. The weekend-long celebration includes live international music, the Real Food Festival and a Mini-Travelling Art Circus, presented by The House of Fairy Tales and featuring theatre, magic, music and games. The Art Car Boot Fair will showcase signed work by local artists; Caught By The River combines literature, angling, music and beer; Eco Design Fair put on an arts and fashion market, blending the best vintage and contemporary designs the capital has to offer. There's family storytelling from the Discover Children's Story Centre, performances and workshops from Theatre Royal Stratford East, Boy Blue Entertainment and Ida Barr, and family trails and riverbank picnics. A year on from the global sporting event that transformed east London, Open East Festival - which sees the Park work in partnership with the Barbican and Create London in part of the Beyond Barbican programme of events - aims to commemorate the creative legacy of London 2012, celebrate its landscape and bring it to life for everyone to enjoy.

About Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A year after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the former Olympic Park re-opened as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a site of over 250 acres of beautifully landscaped open space and 6.5 km of waterways. The opening of the north park on Saturday 27th July 2013 was the first phase of transforming the Olympic Park while the rest of the 560 acre park opens in spring 2014. More about Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Open East Festival images

Open East Festival† EAST: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Artists impression) †

Open East Festival - EAST: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Artists impression)

Open East Festival EAST: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Artists impression)†

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LondonTown.com - Open East Festival Location Map

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12 minutes walk
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Homerton Overground Station
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196 High Street, E15 | 11 minutes from Open East Festival
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ...More
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £75† 28% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 13 minutes from Open East Festival
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that adds a sense of style to east London. Guests can choose from standard double and twin ...More
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ibis London Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel† from £39† 35% off
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 2 minutes from Open East Festival
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Crate Brewery London
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Crate Brewery
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Queen's Yard, E9 | 7 minutes from Open East Festival
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London Fields Brewery London
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London Fields Brewery
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365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 34 minutes from Open East Festival
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Museum of London Docklands London
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.2 miles from Open East Festival
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The O2 London
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
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Bistrotheque London
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23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 32 minutes from Open East Festival
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