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Live Sites are big screens and event spaces in urban centers offering live information, video, news and community events.

Get down to your local Live Site for all the latest news, interactive events and live coverage of the London 2012 Games.

There are 22 big screens operating at locations across the UK. Working with the BBC and local authorities, they feature all the latest action and news from London 2012.

They also feature a broad range of UK-wide and local content, events and partnerships with community, arts and media organisations.

Celebrations across the capital

 London Live 2012 is the UK’s biggest free celebration of the London 2012 Games, taking place at three of London’s most iconic locations: Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square.
There will be live coverage of all the medal events on state-of-the-art screens, a variety of entertainment including live music and outdoor arts, plus opportunities to try out Olympic and Paralympic sports.

There are also two special Celebration Concerts in Hyde Park which will coincide with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Ticket prices and headline acts for these will be announced in early 2012.

Find out more and register your interest at the London Live website
London Live is a partnership with the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks,  London Borough of Tower Hamlets and international event promoters Live Nation.

Where are the Live Sites?

Belfast – City Hall, BT 15S
Birmingham – Victoria Square, B1 1BB
Bradford – Centenary Square, BD1 1SD
Bristol – Millennium Square, Waterfront, BS1 5DB
Cardiff – The Hayes, CF10 2DP
Coventry – Millennium Place, Hales Street, CV1 1JD
Derby – Market Place, DE1 3AE
Derry – Waterloo Place, Londonderry, BT48 6BU
Dover – Market Square, CT16 1NX
Edinburgh – Festival Square, EH3 9SR
Leeds – Millennium Square, LS1 3DP
Leicester – Humberstone Gate, LE1 1WA
Liverpool – Clayton Square, L1 1DP
Manchester – Exchange Square, M4 3TR
Middlesbrough – Centre Square, TS1 2QQ
Norwich – Chapelfield Shopping Centre, NR1 3SH
Plymouth – Armada Way, PL1 1DY
Portsmouth – Guildhall Square, PO1 2AD
Swansea – Castle Square, SA1 1JF
Swindon – Wharf Green, SN1 5AH
Waltham Forest – Town Square, Walthamstow, E17 7JN
Woolwich – General Gordon Place, SE18 6EU

The screens are erected and run in partnership between the London 2012 Organising Committee, the BBC and the various cities, in association with London 2012 partners BT and Lloyds TSB, supported by Cisco and with funding from the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor.
Community Live Sites

If you are a local authority interested in establishing a Community Live Site, read our Community Live Sites Celebration Guide

The guide takes the form of a toolkit, and has been developed to answer the enquiries from bodies across the UK wishing to find ways to offer Games-focused activities. It provides guidance and advice on what you will need to address if you are planning a Community Live Site, and how to go about setting one up.

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