Chelmsford stars set to shine at evening celebration to welcome Olympic Flame

Chelmsford stars set to shine at evening celebration to welcome Olympic Flame

31 May, 2012

As part of Sparks will Fly: Essex Finale & Chelmsford welcomes the London 2012 Olympic Torch relay Chelmsford Council have commissioned Pinpoint Create to choreograph an energetic ten minute show celebrating the immense talent of local people.

Actor and Musical star Lee Mead will be headlining this specially created Chelmsford section of the Olympic Torch Relay evening celebration stage show which will open the celebrations on Friday 6th July in Hylands Park as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay arrives in the city.

Lee has just returned from a sell out tour of Japan and a successful tour of the UK based on his new album Love Songs. He made one of his early career performances appearing on stage at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford in the ballet Pineapple Poll whilst training locally at college. This time he will be performing a new song called ‘Gold’ composed especially for this event.

His performance will be part of a spectacular choreographed section featuring local athletes Dance & Cheer 49, Radical Bikes, Kinetix and Chelmsford’s Sports Ambassadors – potential Olympians of the future. Audiences will be thrilled by a fast moving display of basketball moves, cheerleading, extreme biking and free gymnastics performed to a throbbing new soundtrack. There may even be an appearance from Chelmsford’s hero Marconi!

Lee Mead and all the local performers are delighted to support their home county of Essex and proud to be part of the amazing London 2012 Olympic celebrations in the UK.

Friday 6 July Gates Open at 3.30pm
Show at 5pm

Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

First allocation of tickets sold out. A very limited number of returned tickets will be made available to the public via a ballot open Friday 18 May until midnight on Tuesday 19 June. More information at

Produced by Pinpoint Create for Chelmsford Borough Council


Mary-Ann Connolly, Creative Producer,
Pinpoint Create

Press agent for Lee Mead,
Kelly Dillet,
Eclipse Artists Agency
0117 932 5429

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