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Commonwealth Games screened live in Lincoln

Visitors to Lincoln Cornhill between Wednesday, July 23 and Sunday, August 3 can watch the Commonwealth Games live from a 6m-wide screen.

As part of the Lincoln BIG Commonwealth Festival, and sponsored by Your Print Partner, a cinema-style screen has been put up in the square with a grass area and seating for spectators.

The action will begin with the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, which is due to be live from Celtic Park in Glasgow at 8pm on July 23 and have a global audience of 1.5 billion.

Some of London 2012’s biggest stars will be taking part in the games, including Mo Farah, Usain Bolt and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The Commonwealth Live Screen in Cornhill, Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The Commonwealth Live Screen in Cornhill, Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

In addition, supporters can cheer of the 70 Commonwealth nations taking part while making the most of the Commonwealth Food Fair until July 27, with traditional British to Australian ‘bush-food’ or Jamaican jerk.

Your Print Partner Managing Director Stuart Maclaren said: “The big screen will help bring the people of Lincoln closer to this worldwide event, and working with Lincoln BIG to deliver this project was an opportunity for us to contribute something special to our local community.

“I for one am really looking forward to sitting outside and watching Mo Farah going for gold in Glasgow!”

The Commonwealth Food Festival on Lincoln High Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The Commonwealth Food Festival on Lincoln High Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The Commonwealth Food Festival on the High Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The Commonwealth Food Festival on the High Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite