Inflatable Stonehenge returns to Newham for Olympic anniversary

Jeremy Deller's "Sacrilege" is coming to Stratford this month.

Jeremy Deller's "Sacrilege" is coming to Stratford this month. - Credit: Archant

A life-size inflatable Stonehenge will return to the borough at the end of the month to mark the anniversary of the Olympic Games.

The bouncy castle, called “Sacrilege”, was created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and it visited East Ham last August as part of the London 2012 Festival.

It has since toured the world but it will be returning to Newham for the Open East Festival in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford on July 27 and 28.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “Last summer London put on the greatest show on earth, culturally as well as in sporting terms, and I am thrilled to see Jeremy Deller’s inspired bouncy Stonehenge return to London for the first anniversary celebrations.

“It will add to the fun and magic of this delightful festival, which along with the other events taking place over the next few weeks shows the amazing potential the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to become one of our greatest destinations, for visitors and Londoners alike.”

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