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Olympic exhibition opens in Islington

PUBLISHED: 17:38 07 January 2013

Torchbearer 024 David Walliams holds the Olympic Flame in front of Islington Town Hall during Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

Torchbearer 024 David Walliams holds the Olympic Flame in front of Islington Town Hall during Day 69 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

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An Olympic exhibition re-living the glory of the games opens today.

Celebrating 2012 will run until February 2 at Islington Museum, St John Street, Finsbury.

Highlights includes photos of the Olympic torches journey through the borough, when 100,000 people lined the streets, video footage from Olympic events in Islington and art by pupils to celebrate the school torch really.

Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s executive member for health and well-being, said: “The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games brought many incredible moments, which we’ll remember for years to come.

“Islington saw a huge number of special Olympic events, from the arrival of the torch to colourful arts festivals, and this free exhibition gives residents the chance to relive some of the local highlights.”

The museum opens 10am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and admission is free.

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