Land of Giants
Saturday 30th June 2012
Titanic Slipway, Belfast
A one-off spectacular show featuring amazing aerial performance,
special effects, animation, a specially commissioned soundtrack
and a mind-blowing firework finale
In a GIANT act of generosity, Legacy Trust UK has today announced that they are making the huge Land of Giants event staged at the Titanic Slipways on the 30 June free to everyone. The event is part of the London 2012 Festival, the 12 week UK-wide cultural celebration for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity set up to create a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from London 2012 Festival in communities across the UK. The epic event is one of only four outdoor spectaculars to be funded through the organisation’s Community Celebrations programme as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Moira Swinbank from Legacy Trust UK said: “This show is unique and a ‘giant’ achievement in itself due to the dedication and work of the hundreds who have been involved in its creation. It is important for us that everyone has an opportunity to join in this once in a lifetime experience and making the wristbands free is the best route to realise this.
“We are delighted with the legacy that the project has already delivered for Northern Ireland but offering the event to the widest possible audience will ensure that we extend this further. “
Ruth Mackenzie, London 2012 Festival Director, said: “Land of Giants will be a spectacular highlight of the London 2012 Festival in Northern Ireland. Thanks to Legacy Trust UK, thousands of lucky people will now be able to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event for free”
Wristbands for entry to the event will be available from 9am on Monday 25th June and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Wristbands can be ordered online at www.gotobelfast.com or by visiting the Belfast Welcome Centre on Donegall Place, Belfast (maximum four tickets per person).
Anyone who has already purchased a ticket will still receive their wrist bands which will allow them entry, with a refund (less the booking fee of £2) to happen after the show.
The announcement comes on the eve of the opening of the London 2012 Festival on 21 June and ensures that thousands more people can join in the London 2012 Festival celebrations in Northern Ireland. It adds to the 10 million free opportunities to take part in the London 2012 Festival across the UK this summer that have already been announced.
For further information on Land of Giants
log on to: www.landofgiants.info
How do get my FREE tickets for Land of Giants?
Tickets will be available online at www.gotobelfast.com or by visiting the Belfast Welcome Centre (47 Donegall Place) from 9am on Monday 25th of June 2012.
Is there a limit on how many tickets I can order?
Up to 4 tickets are allowed per transaction.
Is there a booking fee?
A booking fee of £2 per transaction will be levied.
I have already purchased tickets for this event. What happens now?
You will be contacted by the Belfast Welcome Centre and a refund will be issued following the Land of Giants event (any applicable booking fees will be retained by Belfast Welcome Centre).
Can I book over the telephone?
No – tickets are only available online at www.gotobelfast.com or by visiting the Belfast Welcome Centre on Donegall Place.
How do I get hold of my tickets?
Tickets can be collected from the Belfast Welcome Centre, Donegall Place (open daily from 9am to 7pm).
Especially for the Land of Giants, the Belfast Welcome Centre will stay open until 9.30pm on Saturday 30th June, for those who cannot collect their tickets earlier.
The Trust is funded by a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (£29m), Department for Culture Media and Sport (£6m) and Arts Council England (£5m), and is a Principal Funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. www.legacytrustuk.org.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board is supporting the project as a Tier 1 event in NI2012 Our Time, Our Place, an inspirational programme of events which aims to capitalise on a unique year for Northern Ireland increasing tourism numbers and changing the profile of Northern Ireland internationally. http://www.nitb.com/ni2012)
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people. The finale of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, from Midsummers Day 21 June and running until the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012.
The London 2012 Festival will celebrate the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK’s world-class culture including dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, fashion, film and digital innovation, giving the opportunity for people across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Principal funders of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival are Arts Council England, Legacy Trust UK and the Olympic Lottery Distributor. BP and BT are Premier Partners of the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is responsible for coordinating delivery of the Northern Ireland legacy strategy for the 2012 Games, across three key themes – sport, social, and economic.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is responsible for coordinating delivery of the Northern Ireland legacy for culture, contributing to the social legacy of the London 2012 Games for Northern Ireland. It hosts the office of the London 2012 Creative Programmer for Northern Ireland and leads on the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival, in Northern Ireland.
For more details on the programme, to download the London 2012 Festival official guide and to sign up for information visit www.london2012.com/festival
The Arts Council is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. Arts Council of Northern Ireland provides support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities through Exchequer and National Lottery funds. http://www.artscouncil-ni.org)
Belfast City Council is responsible for providing and delivering an extensive range of services which play a key role in improving the quality of life of our citizens by helping to make Belfast a better place to live in, work in and visit. Inclusive of these services the community engagement and development, which is complemented by the Council's work on culture and arts and tourism initiatives. http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/)
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is responsible for coordinating delivery of the Northern Ireland legacy strategy for the 2012 Games, across three key themes - sport, social, and economic.