A FREE event to allow locals to join in the Olympics opening ceremony is being held in Mandela Gardens. A big screen is being bought in to show the Olympic Opening Ceremony and the event will include live performances from Newham and Barnsley Youth Choirs. The event will be hosted by Capital FM DJ Simon Hirst. Guests are being invited to bring picnics (no alcohol) for the event which starts at 5.30pm. Entry is free but by ticket only. To get one contact The Civic on 01226 327000.