Legacy Development chief exec David Goldstone on upcoming Olympic Park events
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We now have one more major event left: the Race of Champions on November 20 and 21.
Some of the world’s best drivers, including David Coulthard and Jenson Button, will race round the track, battling it out in identical cars to be crowned champion of champions.
If you didn’t make it to any of the other events over the summer, this is your last chance to enjoy the stadium before it closes again while final work is done before it opens as West Ham’s new home ground in summer 2016.
Away from the stadium, we recently marked an important milestone in our plans to create a world-leading cultural and educational quarter on the Park, ‘Olympicopolis’, with the launch our new charity, the Foundation for FutureLondon.
As well as raising money to help with the construction of Olympicopolis, the Foundation will be raising funds to support projects on and around the park that promote art, culture, education, heritage and science.
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One of the most exciting projects the Foundation is supporting is UFest, the capital’s largest ever youth-led cultural festival, which takes over the park for a weekend at the end of November.
What I love about this event is that it’s being organised by a group of 40 young east Londoners, who are helping to plan, programme, market and deliver the festival.
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UFest culminates in a huge music concert, featuring leading lights from the London music scene like Naughty Boy.
This exciting festival sums up the Olympic spirit: young people coming up with a great idea, being inspired, and making it happen.