The Olympic Torch arrived early in Haringey in order to mark the announcement of the ticket release for the official Evening Celebration taking place at Ally Pally on July 25th.
At the exact moment that the Olympic flame was being lit in Athens the Torch was taken to Alexandra Palace to highlight the significance of the forthcoming event.
Tickets will be available on Saturday May 26th at 10am
Find out how to order here. There will be a huge demand for the 4,000 tickets and they will be released on a first come first served basis, with a limit of six tickets per household.
The torch was photographed at Ally Pally with Haringey nominated Torch Bearers Frank Adams and June Clarke, with Cllr Matt Cooke, Chair of Alexandra Palace Board and Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Alexandra Palace and Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Social Inclusion,Cllr Alan Strickland.
The Evening Celebration on July 25th involves all of the London 2012 Presenting Partners: Coca Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. The event which has a superb entertainment programme, will feature singer Loick Essien and will be hosted by Ally Pally for Haringey Council on behalf of the London 2012 organisers LOCOG. It will enable thousands of Haringey residents to enjoy the occasion as they wait for the arrival of the final Torchbearer at the Palace.
Cllr Matt Cooke, Chair of Alexandra Palace, commented: “For Alexandra Palace to host this official Evening Celebration reflects our historic and modern sporting connections, and coincides with the exiting announcement of our regeneration plans to secure that reputation for the future.”
Ticket holders will be allowed entry from around 4pm and the main stage will come to life at 5pm, showcasing up-and-coming live music acts, acrobatics, dance performances and Haringey Young Musicians. The event will culminate in the arrival of the final Torchbearer who will light the celebration cauldron on the stage.
The Olympic Torch will enter Alexandra Palace grounds from the Muswell Hill end of Alexandra Palace Way. Following the final torch bearer exchanges (officially each called a “kiss”) the Olympic Flame will make its final journey onto the stage by the Ally Pally Ice Rink where the Olympic Cauldron will be lit. The event is expected to conclude at 7pm
Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Social Inclusion, Cllr Alan Strickland, said: “This is an event for all the family to enjoy. It will be very popular and tickets will be in high demand so put a reminder in your diaries or on your phone to get set for May 26th.”
Those who do not get tickets can still join in the celebrations, by lining the route of the Torch Relay as the Olympic flame is carried from Tottenham to Alexandra Palace. Check here for more details about the Torch Relay Route, tickets and the Olympics, or visit: www.haringey.gov.uk/Olympics