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Carnival To End Paralympics

Weymouth Beach Live Site

9:16am 8th September 2012
(Updated 8:30am 10th September 2012)

Up to one thousand local people are helping bring the 2012 Weymouth & Portland Paralympics to a fitting end this weekend.

'Moving Tides', a huge colourful carnival procession with music and street dancing, will parade through the town.

Among those taking part will be schoolchildren from across the borough, who will also be morris dancing for Esplanade event 'Dinosaurs Not Allowed'.

Richard Crowe, London 2012 South West Creative Programmer, says the weekend will be great fun. "You almost can't avoid it - things will pop up and happen in front of your eyes," he said. "There'll be dancing in various places around Weymouth so if you're in the town centre look out for little morris dancers and enjoy!"

Saturday's events kick off at 10:30am with 'Dinosaurs Not Allowed' on the Esplanade, featuring traditional English music and dance.

The main events take place on Sunday with the Moving Tides Procession starting at Weymouth College at 4pm. It will then arrive at Weymouth's Jubilee Clock Tower at around 5pm and will finish at the Pavilion around 5.45pm.

The Bandstand Marathon band performance - one of hundreds of outdoor concerts taking place simultaneously in bandstands and outdoor performance spaces across the UK - will be running from 1pm - 5pm.

Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympic Closing Ceremony will then be screened in the ICCI 360 Dome from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. More seats will be available at the Weymouth Pavilion.

Weymouth Park and Ride will be operating as normal with the last bus departing at 5:45pm. All public transport services will be running their usual Sunday service too and cycle parking will be available on Westham Bridge until 10pm as well as additional temporary spaces outside Weymouth Pavilion.

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