Stonehenge to relocate to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for London Games anniversary

This month, in celebration of last year's epic sporting event, 'Sacrilege' exhibition will offer inflatable bouncy versions of the famous prehistoric rocks at Open East Festival

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Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller will transport Sacrilege – his blow up version of Stonehenge – to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, for the Open East Festival and Olympic one-year anniversary celebrations.

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The life-sized inflatable bouncy castle replica of Stonehenge has travelled the world, after being commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Create London and the Mayor of London. After touring Paris and Hong Kong, it will be on show between July 27 and 28 in the Olympic Park.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Last summer London put on the greatest show on earth, culturally as well as in sporting terms, and I am thrilled to see Jeremy Deller’s inspired bouncy Stonehenge return to London for the first anniversary celebrations.”

Other attractions at the event will include music from Pandemonium Drummers and performances from BMX riders, plus exhibitions from contemporary artists such as Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk and street artist Pure Evil, from East London. Meanwhile, the Art Car Boot Fair will be selling works to visitors inspired by what they’ve seen at the show.


Visit London or the real Stonehenge with Radio Times Travel, see here and here for more details


The Open East Festival will be one of many to take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, explained Boris:

“Other events taking place over the next few weeks shows the amazing potential the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to become one of our greatest destinations, for visitors and Londoners alike.”

Day tickets for Open East Festival are £9.50 and they are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk/openeastfestival 


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Visit London or the real Stonehenge with Radio Times Travel, see here and here for more details