Friday’s Opening Ceremony, and other Olympic events, will be shown on the big screen at Ekhaya, South Africa’s Olympic home on the Southbank.Ekhaya will also host concerts by The Parlotones, Thandiswa Mazwai and Flash Republic, as well as a South African film festival. The two-week party will be brought to a close by Ringo and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse on 12 August. Entrance to all Ekhaya events is free.

Schedule of events at Ekhaya:

26 July 5pm – 6pm: Opening of Ekhaya – Cutting of the ribbon – Queen Elizabeth Hall (Foyer)

27 July 8pm: Public viewing – London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

30 July 7pm – 10pm: Flash Republic – Purcell Room

Flash Republic will perform on 30 July.
31 July 5.45pm – 7.45pm: Comedy Night: Kedibone Molaudzi, Nina Hassie and Toll Ass Mo – Queen ElizabethPurcell Room

31 July 7.45pm – 10pm: The Parlotones & Thandiswa Mazwai – Queen Elizabeth Hall (Foyer) 19h45 – 22h00

1 August: Film Festival: Short Films ‘And there in the Dust’, ‘Superhero’ (11am), Gog’Helen (3pm), Blitz Patrollie (7.30pm) – St Paul’s Roof Pavilion

2 August: Film Festival: Mapantsula (11am), Lucky (3pm), Spud (7.30pm)

3 August: Film Festival: Short films, ‘If you only knew’, ‘Father Xmas doesn’t come here’ (11am), Paradise Stop & Q & A with producer Rapulana Seiphemo (3pm), White Wedding (7.30pm) – St Paul’s Roof Pavilion

4 August 3pm – 4pm: Fashion Showcase: 100 years of Urban South African History Queen Elizabeth Hall (Foyer)

5 August: Film Festival: Skin (11am) Otelo Burning (3pm), Retribution (7.30pm) – St Paul’s Roof Pavilion 11h00 – 20h30

12 August 3pm – 5pm: Ekhaya Closing Ceremony: Ringo and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.

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