The big screen in Potters Fields Park showing Olympic and Paralympic games has already proved a hit with locals and tourists during its first three days.
Hosted by the Mayor of London in partnership with Potters Fields Park Management Trust and Southwark Council, the Picture: Potters Fields event mixes live coverage of games events with performing arts performances and workshops.
SE1 has also gained a new 'street' – Potter's Place – lined with temporary food and drink outlets including Bea's of Bloomsbury and the Arabica Food and Spice Company.
"It is absolutely fantastic to be able to welcome the world to our very own corner of London," said Daniel Ritterband, the Mayor of London's director of marketing.
"With such iconic landmarks as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Potters Fields is ideally placed for anyone wanting to come along and enjoy the veritable feast of sport and culture on offer.
"Part of the wide range of cultural events that the Mayor is putting on across the city during the Games, it is free to enjoy and you don't need a ticket so come on down and join the party!"
Cllr Veronica Ward, Southwark’s cabinet member for culture, sports and the Olympics, said: “This part of London has recently undergone the most interesting and dynamic regeneration in the UK.
"10 years ago this event would not have happened. But with the development of the South Bank and Bankside leading to the development of More London and, of course, the Shard spreading London’s cultural and business centre south of the river, we welcome everyone to Southwark and Picture: Potters Fields not just for a perfect view of the games on the giant screen but to also enjoy the vast array of local emerging talent with performances from Southwark and London.”
• Day-by-day schedules of sporting action and entertainment can be found at www.pottersfields.co.uk
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