MP celebrates Cultural Olympiad launch

September 24, 2008 2:27 PM

Cambridge MP David Howarth will be celebrating the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in the city on Saturday (September 27).

A four-year programme, the Olympiad is designed to mark the diverse cultures across the UK and the equally diverse links between the nation and the rest of the world.

It will run through to the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012 and will include events across the county.

Mr Howarth said: "I am delighted to celebrate this excellent idea which will involve the county in the exciting build up to the Games and through the event itself.

"Cambridgeshire people come from a diverse range of cultures and have a wealth of talent and it is wonderful that we can celebrate together in this way."

Mr Howarth will attend the launch at Cambridge's Shire Hall. The event will include a Molly Dance performance by, amongst others, the pupils from Doddington's Lionel Walden School who have been taking part in the Cambridgeshire Roots multicultural dance and traditions project.

The Olympiad has outlined its values as welcoming the world; inspiring young people and creating a lasting and positive legacy.

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