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Olympics comes to Cardiff

City Hall Olympic RingsThere is now less than a week to go until the Cardiff Olympics kick off.  (Okay, I know they're really the London Olympics but as the first action is here we'll claim them as our own).

The action starts at the Millennium Stadium on Wednesday 25 July with a game of women's football between Britain and New Zealand followed straight after by Cameroon taking on Brazil.  There's action on the pitch throughout the games with a further 9 games set to take place.

But it's not just at the Millennium Stadium where you can get in the Olympic spirit with other events taking place throughout the city to celebrate the occasion. 

London 2012 Olympic Festival

Various Locations

21 June - 9 September 2012

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Cardiff joins other cities in a 12-week London 2012 Olympic Festival programme which will run from 21 June to 9 September. Various events, activities and performances will be held throughout the city at venues such as Wales Millennium Centre, St Fagans: National History Museum, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, among others. For more information, please go to the Website and use the search facility for find an event nearest to you.

Painting the Flame

The Cardiff Story

24 June - 28 July 2012

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The 'Painting the Flame' Exhibtion will include new portraits of Welsh Olympians and Paralympians 

Following the Flame Exhibition
Sport Wales National Centre
17 July - 10 August 2012

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A major new exhibiition, Following The Flame is part of the Wales wide project - Power of the Flame - funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. The exhibition will take place between 17th July and 10th August.

Torchbearers
Wales
Millennium Centre
20 - 21 July 2012
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Wales Millennium Centre and Valleys Kids are pleased to present Torchbearers, a rollercoaster epic saga told by the people of the South African townships and the South Wales valleys in a cross-cultural performance mixing drama, music, circus and dance.

It tells the story of a young Welsh actor and an African dancer who in 1964 are given the chance of living the dream when they win parts in the film Zulu. As the two young people are drawn closer to each other they find themselves falling in love, but their lives are ripped apart by the apartheid system and they never see each other again until fate plays its hand forty years later.

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