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A weekend of celebrations in Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells

PUBLISHED: 18:39 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:39 20 February 2013

A weekend of free and ticketed events starts on Friday 27 July with a live screening of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games













A weekend of celebrations in Dunorlan Park




Allow time to get through the road works if youre coming to the park advises Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in advance of its weekend-long programme of free and ticketed events to mark this year of celebrations.


The council is hosting a weekend of free and ticketed events in Dunorlan Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells from Friday 27 July. Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Cabinet member Councillor Jane March said: This is going to be a weekend of great fun with something for everyone, young and old, to enjoy.


Live screening of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games starts the weekend off. This free event commences at 6.50pm with a welcome from the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Cllr John Smith. In the run-up to the big screen event there will be music acts on stage and a chance to watch 400 Angles - four individual art films made by five young film makers with members of local sports clubs in Tunbridge Wells.


On Saturday a free community day begins at 12.30pm and throughout the afternoon bands will be playing on stage. As the evening approaches the park will turn into an outdoor concert venue for Proms in the Park at 7pm. Tickets are required for this musical extravaganza and they can be purchased from the Assembly Hall Theatre.


The annual Mela is taking place on Sunday 29 July. Organised by the council and supported by Cohesion Plus, the Mela is a free cultural celebration of the diversity of the area through music, food and dance. During the Mela there are lots of creative activities to keep younger visitors entertained. With arts and crafts, dancing and storytelling, there is something for everyone. Mela entertainment on stage begins at 1pm and creative activities from 12.30pm.


Free parking for the events is available at Dunorlan Park in the Events Field, off Halls Hole Road during the weekend. Because of road works Halls Hole Road is only accessible via Bayhall Road and not via the A264, Pembury Road. Parking for Blue Badge holders will be available in the Dunorlan Park car park off Pembury Road on a first come first served basis. Town centre car parks are a short walk, approximately 10/15 minutes from the park.


The park is open as usual to visitors while the free events are taking place.



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