The Olympic Games come to Blakenhall as the Bob Jones Community Hub stages a festival to celebrate Rio 2016.

The centre is hosting a 2 week programme of activities for people of all ages, featuring a series of sporty activities and entertainment.

The festival begins with a torch relay, performances and a barbecue on Friday 5 August, 2016.

Then, over the following 2 weeks, people will be able to try out a range of activities including archery, badminton, tai chi, basketball, cycling, karate and tae kwon do.

Other highlights include spin classes, seated exercises, skip fit, massages and health checks, while Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club will be on hand to introduce people to selected track and field events. A mini Special Olympics will also be held for people with disabilities.

Some sessions are free while others cost £1 per person.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is a great opportunity for everyone who is inspired by the Rio Olympics to have a go at something new themselves. All the activities are free but places are limited so I'd urge people to book in advance to avoid disappointment."

The festival runs until Friday 19 August, 2016, at the Bob Jones Community Hub, formerly Blakenhall Community and Healthy Living Centre, Bromley Street, Blakenhall. For more information, and to reserve places, please contact the hub on 01902 555460.

  • released: Wednesday 20 July, 2016