The O2 is a big deal for London and for Greenwich residents who are hoping that this venue will be an income generator as well as a trendy new addition to the area. The real challenge is convincing the public that all the money spent on it was, and is, money well spent particularly with the legacy it drags behind it already (as the Millennium Dome it didn't really measure up to expectations). Let's hope that a new name will bring with it better luck this time round.
In a bid to lay to rest local residents' worries about the venue, Greenwich residents have been asked to a party on Wednesday, June 20 where a host of acts have been lined up for their entertainment. The special free event has been organized exclusively for local residents and to give them a sneak preview of the arena. A London radio DJ will host the evening and a number of unsigned bands will play. The free tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis and are available as of this morning.
The O2 is London's newest entertainment venue, and will officially be opening here in Greenwich on June 24, 2007. If you would like to be one of the first to enjoy the facilities (you know you want to) then all you have to do is visit your local library or the Tourist Information Centre in Greenwich. Or call Greenwich Council on 020 8921 4456. To book direct online go to http://info.theo2.co.uk/community/20june.html. Transport information can be found at: http://www.theo2.co.uk/
Pssssssst: Whimsy ChiChi has already got her ticket and will be reporting on it all. Watch this space.