Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Parminder Nagra and Fauja Singh to Carry Olympic Torch

Parminder Nagra and Fauja Singh to Carry Olympic Torch reports that ER Star Parminder Nagra and nonagenerian marathon runner Fauja Singh will be among other well-known figures and selected members of the public carrying the Olympic torch through the Brick Lane area of London next week, as part of celebrations to welcome the Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay. The event will take place in Brick Lane on Saturday 26th June at 2pm and will be free to attend. For those of you that don't know, the Brick Lane area is home to a large South Asian population--think Jackson Heights.

Emergency Exit Arts' "Runga Rung" show will head a parade that features a life-size robotic elephant with driver and singer, stilt walkers, a flower tower with dancers and special effects, carnival costumes, bollywood dancers and Burrokeet costumes (blue hobby horses). Local dance groups and children with an array of flags and finery will join the celebrations, which will climax with the arrival of the torch at around 3:35pm.


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