Stories from London 2012, the legacy 10 years on! 

Summer in the Park Event

Thursday 4th August, 11am - 6pm at Hopkins Field, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2HB. Come along to the Arena and have a go at the Paralympic Sport of boccia. As part of the Summer in the Park Outdoor Festival, we will be demonstrating boccia and sharing our handling collection. Find out all about the Festival which celebrates 10 years since London 2012 FREE entry.

About the exhibition

Venue

July 2022, West Ham Football Stadium QEOP, Entry Fee
August - September 2022, VeloPark QEOP, FREE Entry

In collaboration with the London Legacy Development Corporation this exhibition reflects on the 10th anniversary since the London 2012 Summer Games. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, it celebrates the history of the British Paralympic Movement, bringing its stories of human endeavour to life. The displays explore the early works of Stoke Mandeville and Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founding father of the Paralympics, to the great Paralympic heroes, including Dame Sarah Storey DBE, 17 times gold medal winner and Great Britain's most successful Paralympian. To the present day and the recent Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

 

As well as understanding the history and legacy of the Paralympic movement, visitors will be able to view items from our 2012 Paralympic Games collection. This includes cyclist Neil Fachie’s 2012 winning shoes and gloves, and the Declaration of Human Rights Jacket worn in the Opening Ceremony, designed by Tahra Zafar.

Come and explore our exhibition, entry is FREE! Open from now until the end of September 2022. Located on the upper floor of the Velopark building. In July the exhibition will be moved to the West Ham Football Stadium whilst the Commonwealth Games take place at the Velopark. Events will be taking place over the summer and in September as we commemorate the 10th Anniversary, keep an eye out for more news on these!