A large open-air screen will be at Rochester Castle Gardens on Friday evening showing the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
The wide screen will be free to watch and will showcase the amazing spectacle as it happens live at the Olympic stadium.
The 2012 Opening Ceremony has been coordinated by film director Danny Boyle – the man behind Slumdog Millionaire – and is set to delight billions around the world.
The Rochester Castle Gardens screening will follow the Medway Mile, which is also happening in Rochester on Friday, 27th July.
During the Medway Mile – which takes place at 7.30pm – thousands of people will walk, run or even skip a mile through Rochester’s historic streets.
The annual fun run was launched in 2007 to mark the five-year countdown to the games.
Family entertainment and activities will also take place in Rochester Castle Gardens from 5pm, including children’s races and an adults only competitive race.
Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services Cllr Howard Doe said: “We are holding a special screening of the Olympic ceremony in Rochester Castle Gardens on Friday following the Medway Mile.
“This will act as a great finale to this wonderful free event, which is for people of all ages and abilities.
“If you want to take part or just come along and join in the fun and watch the opening ceremony on the open air screen, please do come along. It will be the perfect way for everyone to come together and celebrate.”
The Medway Mile is free to enter and every participant receives a free t-shirt. To register and find out more visit www.medway.gov.uk/medwaymile
For those wanting to make healthy changes to their lifestyle, the Medway Stop Smoking Service will be on hand to support those joining the thousands of residents who have decided to quit the habit this year. Organisers will offer support and advice and free nicotine replacements will be available for people to try. For more information visit www.abettermedway.co.uk

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